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Featured Bollywood and its impact on Indo-Pak relations!

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  1. Norwegian

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    I have been trying to start this thread for weeks, but it took me some time to revisit all the movies that I have seen over the years regarding Indo-Pak affairs. In my objective observation, most Bollywood movies made on the subject are not anti-Pakistan as a nation, rather they are anti-terrorism and anti-Army. They usually seek to expose Pakistan Army's alleged role in funding and training of armed Islamic Jihadis aka. 'terrorists' in their so-called holy war of 'Ghazwa-e-Hind'.
    But at the same time, there are other movies that give us a positive message about peaceful coexistence, not only between our people but also between our radical governments and warring armies. Here are my all-time favorites in chronological order:

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    Border (1997) - IMDb

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    Mission Kashmir (2000) - IMDb

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    Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001) - IMDb

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    The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003) - IMDb

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    Veer-Zaara (2004) - IMDb

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    Main Hoon Na (2004) - IMDb

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    Ek Tha Tiger (2012) - IMDb

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    PK (2014) - IMDb

    Please let us know if any of these movies molded your views on Pakistan in a positive or negative way. Also add other movies in the list if you believe they had a greater impact on you, emotional or otherwise.

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  2. Ajit Kumar

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    You have opened a pandora box
     
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    Why? It was a legit question since many of these movies have been banned in Pakistan so I had no opportunity to watch them until I moved here in Norway.
     
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    You will see. wait.
     
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    Well, there are several Bollywood movies are anti Pakistan but its also true that Bollywood also make movie which projects soft image of Pakistan which Lollywood yet to do.

    Btw, movies are movies I would not interested in the movie which do extra propaganda.
     
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    One of my favorite movies made by Bollywood that involved Pakistan was this:
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    & the point where American Boss finds out that he has been duped and OBL is actually lovable Noora is the funniest moment in the movie.
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    only a very tiny minority of bollywood movies have theme related to pakistan, I dont think it can change the percepton much either negative or positive way. (compared 24/7 news for example)
     
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    Tere Bin Laden was actually a comedy but later turned out to be historically accurate as Osama Bin Laden was killed by Americans in Pakistan the very next year. :sarcastic:
     
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    you sure you not Indian ? [​IMG]

    not big on movies, seen border and mission kashmir years ago.. don't remember much of either :P
     
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    I guess the movie was banned in Pakistan, but a very funny and clean movie nonetheless. Most Indian comedies unfortunately border on vulgarity these days, TBL on the other hand was a thoroughly enjoyable family fare.
    On this movie itself, can some Pakistani member tell more about Murgho ki Baang contest (as is shown in movie).
     
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    I am from inner Punjab and can confirm that chicken fight contests, bang contests are quite common over there :D
     
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    I believe most pakistanis love bollywood movies, they might not admit it.
    Hardliners keep saying muslims are marginalised in india and blah blah blah.

    But in bollywood, it is ruled by muslims, and i feel they dont pakistanis to see this as opposite to what they have been tought.

    I would recomment you watch sarfarosh of amir khan and naseerudin shah
     
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    Pretty correct observation.
    I suggest if you do get a chance to see an Amir Khan Movie Sarfarosh.
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    As you said, this is one movie which directly talks of ISI and Pakistan Army but no where does attacks the nation.
    Of all the stereotypical scripts on the subject (most sunny movies are), this one stands out as a very well made movie and probably Amir's best work till date.
    It also features a beautiful Ghazal by Late Jagjit Singh.
     
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    why my name was not in the list :nono:

    now is that onli bollywood or indian media that uses anty pakistan sensationalism isnt it vice versa ?

    what will you say to movies like Moosa Khan and WAR (onli two i know as not a fan of pakistani movie industry like many bollywood fans in land of the pure)

    now isnt pakistani army using anty india paranioa since day one starting from 1948 (pehle zakham diya fir kured kured ke usse nasoor bana diya=first gave a wound and then with constant pin prikking made it a mortal wound)

    as for movies like border im pretty sure hundreds of pakistani movies must have been made on same subjects (indo pak wars, ummah ki thekedaari and jihad in kashmir)

    then why onli its indias responsibility to be "the good guy" and act like "big brother" with an always forgiving nature ?

    so in short the trends have been changing and thats whats hurting "pakistani pride" am i wrong ... SIR :coffee:
     
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    Trends have been changing, and yes it is hurting the pakistanis. Because the bollywood has become mature and doesnt demonise the pakistani people. It targets the rogue elements like in movies like BABY and D-Day