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Qissa Movie Review

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Critic’s Rating: 3/5

Avg Readers’ Rating: 3/5

CAST:Irrfan, Tisca Chopra, Tillotama Shome, Rasika Dugal
DURATION:1 hour 50 minutes
STORY: Qissa MovieUmber Singh longs for a son. So much so that when he has a daughter for the fourth time around, he takes destiny in his own hands and raises ‘her’ as a ‘boy’.

REVIEW: The film begins in Pakistani side of Punjab before Partition. Sepia tones and a melancholy mood effectively capture the anguish of uprooted Sikh families crossing the border and arriving in India. Like the rest of his tribe, Umber Singh (Irrfan) leaves the ghosts of his past behind and starts to rebuild his life and home. While Umber is struggling to find a sense of belonging in the new land, his wife Mehar (Tisca Chopra), who has three daughters, is worried she will deliver a fourth girl. But Umber, who longs for a son, has already made up his mind to raise his fourth child as a boy – irrespective of its sex.

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