Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost

Directed by Anup Singh

In Anup Singh’s magical drama, Irrfan Khan stars as Umber Singh, a man forced to leave his home in the Punjab and move his family as a result of the Partition of India. With three daughters, Umber is desperate for a son – so much so that when he has a daughter for the fourth time he decides to raise her as a boy. Through its heart-breaking story, Qissa deftly explores the psychological as well as the physical impact of Partition.

109 minutes


Full English

Country of origin:
France, Germany, India and Netherlands

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