Qissa

    Qissa

    Release Date : 20 Feb 2015
    Director : Anup Singh
    3.5/5
    Critics Rating
    Audience Review
    Qissa is a Indian-German drama film and it was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival where it won the Netpac Award for World or International Asian Film.

    Set amidst the ethnic cleansing and general chaos that accompanied India's partition in 1947, this sweeping drama tells the story of Umber Singh, a Sikh, attempting to forge a new life for his family while keeping their true identities a secret from their community.

    Uprooted by the religious violence that came with partition in 1947, Umber and his family moved to a safer locale in an attempt to forge a new life for his family while keeping their true identities a secret from their community by bringing up his fourth daughter as a son.

    It is...
    • Anup Singh
      Director
    • Manish J. Tipu
      Music Director
    • filmibeat.com
      3.5/5
      Qissa gets the largest measure of its strength and glory from Irrfan.

      Like the ghost that follows the film's gender-challenged protagonist Qissa will haunt you forever. It takes the patriarchal obsession with the male heir to a leve..
    • Ndtv Movies
      4/5
      'Unique' and 'distinctive' are two words that repeatedly spring to mind as the contemplative, splendidly well crafted Qissa unfolds on the screen. It touches upon a clutch of vital themes skillfully dovetailed into its Partition-era drama about a d..
    • hindustantimes.com
      4.5/5
      Qissa is ‘dastaangoi’, and much more than that. One of the best films in recent times, it’s an experience not to be forgotten easily. Your experiences in life will decide your views towards the film and vice-versa. We are going with 4.5 for A..

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