Silent Waters

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Silent Waters ★½ Khamosh Pani 2003

When a young Muslim makes an alltoo-quick conversion from his romance-filled life to militant indoctrination, it leads his mother to confront her haunted past. Geared primarily for the Pakistani audience, the story takes for granted that Western viewers have a background understanding of the 1947 partitioning of India and Pakistan. While Kirron Kher delivers a full-dimensional performance as the mother, other characters aren't as fleshed out. Teeters between doc and Bollywood. In Punjabi with subtitles. 95m/C DVD . Arshad Mahmud, Kiron Kher, Aamir Ali Malik, Salman Shahid, Shilpa Shukla, Sarfaraz Ansari; D: Sabiha Sumar; C: Ralph Netzer; M: Madan Gopal Singh, Arshad Mahmud.