Parzania Hindi Movie

Feature Film | 2007 | Social Issues, Family Drama

Parzania is a 2007 Indian movie directed by Rahul Dholakia starring Naseeruddin Shah, Corin Nemec, Sarika and Parzun Dastur. The feature film is produced by K.B.Sareen, Kamal Patel and Rahul Dholakia and the music composed by Zakir Hussain.

Release Info:
January 26 2007 (India)   
Language: Hindi
Director: Rahul Dholakia

Parzania is the breathtaking untold story of one family and a community's loss during an act of communal violence that s... Show more

Parzania is the breathtaking untold story of one family and a community's loss during an act of communal violence that stunned the world and changed a country forever.

Cynical, intelligent and lost, an American by the name of Allan Webbings arrives in Ahmedabad city. For the longest time, Allan has been searching for answers, praying to find internal peace and understand the world and his troubled life. Allan has chosen India as his school, and Gandhi as his subject. It's here that he meets Cyrus, the local projectionist, and his loving family.

Cyrus and his family are Parsi, followers of a rarely practiced religion that is both small in number and neutral to religious politics. They are a middle-class family and live happily in a housing development, which is mostly Muslim. Cyrus has a beautiful wife named Shernaz. Strong and practical at times, it is only her inner strength that keeps the family going. Parzan is their imaginative 10-year old boy and Dilshad is his younger sister.

Parzania is the imaginary perfect world created by Parzan, where the buildings are made of chocolate, the mountains of ice cream and all you do is play cricket throughout the day. It is a world that only he and his eight year old little sister Dilshad can truly understand.

Through Cyrus's family, and the teachings of an old Indian scholar, Allan starts to find peace of mind, right before the rest of the country loses its sanity. One morning, the beauty and peace in India is stirred beyond measure, as a fire erupts in a train killing 58 Hindus.

Within 24 hours, 100,000 citizens storm into Ahmedabad and slaughter thousands of Muslims, making that day one of the largest acts of communal violence the country has ever seen. And in the midst of the terror and violence, Parzan disappears.

While Cyrus fights for his own sanity and searches for his child, Alan battles to uncover the truth behind the riots and any possible meaning to the insanity he has witnessed. People start to question the explanations they are given and a Human Rights Commission is formed. But will the truth finally be out? Does any of it matter to a distraught family that just wants to find their little boy?



Cast & Crew Details:
Naseeruddin Shah
Corin Nemec
Parzun Dastur
Sheeba Chaddha

Director: Rahul Dholakia
Producers: K.B.Sareen, Kamal Patel, Rahul Dholakia
Music Director: Zakir Hussain

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