Gian Singh (Jimi Mistry) resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, traumatized by the events that separated her from her family.
Marking the anniversary of Pakistan’s secession from India, this is a laudable attempt to tell a personal story against epochal events. Jimi Mistry is decency personified as a Sikh who returns from fighting World War II for the British Empire to find his country torn by religious division. However, his decision to shelter Muslim Kristin Kreuk after her family is attacked incites the enmity of brother-in-arms Irfan Khan and sends Raj memsahib Neve Campbell on a mission to find Kreuk’s missing relatives. Sarin captures the traumas of migration but the action suffers from an historical superficiality that renders it more melodramatic than momentous.
More melodramatic than momentous.