Film: "Garam Hawa"; Cast: Balraj Sahni, Sahukat Azmi, Gita Siddharth, Farooq Shaikh;Directed by: M. S. Sathyu; Rating: *****
Very few Indian films have had the enduring impact of M S Sathyu's "Garam Hawa". This is the kind of rare cinema that serves the very core purpose of art. And now this tale of imperishable resonance comes to us in a restored digitally mastered avatar.
It stimulates the heart, stirs the soul, lifts the spirit and pricks the conscience. Dealing with Muslim pride and Islamic isolation during times of the stress and separation of the Partition, the relevance of "Garam Hawa" resonates to this day.
M S Sathyu's "Garam Hawa" brought in furious winds of change in Hindi cinema and its approach and attitude to the theme of Muslim isolation in pre-Partition India.» Read full review
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