India And Pakistan 07

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20070730

Crossing the Border

Hardeep Singh Kohli makes a personal journey across the borders of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, hearing the stories of those who were affected by partition 60 years ago and how the consequences are still being felt.

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Ferozepur

In August 1947 the border was altered at the last minute to place the town of Ferozepur on the Indian side.

Hardeep's father and grandfather, part of the Sikh community, were saved from having to make the dangerous trip which claimed thousands of lives.

Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.

20070731

Crossing the Border

Hardeep Singh Kohli makes a personal journey across the borders of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, hearing the stories of those who were affected by partition 60 years ago and how the consequences are still being felt.

2/3.

Lahore

Hardeep arrives in Lahore to meet those who remember the real hostility of August 1947, but who look forward with hope for the future.

He travels to the holy site of Sikhism at Nankana Sahib and visits Lahore railway station.

Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.

20070801

Crossing the Border

Hardeep Singh Kohli makes a personal journey across the borders of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, hearing the stories of those who were affected by partition 60 years ago and how the consequences are still being felt.

3/3.

Dhaka.

Bangladesh became East Pakistan in August 1947.

After a brutal civil war, it became the nation of Bangladesh in 1971.

Hardeep meets those who fought for their Bengali language and culture and talks to young people about their hopes for the future.

Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.

India And Pakistan 07: Q And A, 1,000,000 Rupees20090101

Thomas boards a train back to Mumbai, only to be woken up in the night by bandits.

By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

With two years of his salary strapped to his belt, Thomas boards a train back to Mumbai, only to be woken up in the middle of the night by bandits.

The experience helps him answer a vital question.

Thomas....Anand Tiwari

  • akshay....trikash karkera
  • dacoit....rajit kapur

    other parts played by jayant kripalani, devika shahani-punjabi and pushan kripalani.

    directed by John Dryden

  • meenakshi....ratnabali bhattacharjee
  • prem kumar....sohrab ardeshir

  • India And Pakistan 07: Q And A, 10,000,000 Rupees20090102

    Thomas must answer a difficult question about famous Bollywood star Neelima Kumari.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    Fortunately, he was once her houseboy, witnessing how the tragedies she played out on screen become a part of her real life.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

  • neelima kumari....radhika mital

    other parts played by armaan malik, rajit kapur and nadir khan.

    directed by John Dryden

  • prem kumar....sohrab ardeshir
  • young thomas....caran arora

  • India And Pakistan 07: Q And A, 100,000 Rupees20081230

    The next question takes Thomas to his teenage years.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    Working as the houseboy of Australian defence attache Colonel Taylor, he becomes embroiled in a spy scandal.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

  • colonel taylor....Henry Goodman
  • jai....jaimini pathak

    other parts played by ashley cook, sarah sproull and nadir khan.

    directed by John Dryden

  • prem kumar....sohrab ardeshir

  • India And Pakistan 07: Q And A, 100,000,000 Rupees20090104

    Thomas is finally stumped by a question.

    His thoughts lead him back to his first love.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    His thoughts lead him back to his first love Nita, a young prostitute he met in Agra.

    When she is physically abused by one of her clients, Thomas knows what he has to do.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

  • neeraj....jaimini pathak
  • nita....radhika apte
  • prem kumar....sohrab ardeshir
  • utpal....kenneth desai

    other parts played by rohit malkani, pushan kripalani and nadir khan.

    directed by John Dryden

  • India And Pakistan 07: Q And A, 100,000,000 Rupees20090103

    Thomas draws on his experience as an unofficial guide at the Taj Mahal.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    His friendship with another homeless kid leads to a cruel twist of fate and a horrific discovery.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

  • darshan....jamini pathak

    other parts played by pushan kripalani, nadir khan and rohit malkani.

    directed by John Dryden

  • prem kumar....sohrab ardeshir
  • shankar....rohit malkani
  • swapna devi....devika shahani-punjabi

  • India And Pakistan 07: Q And A, 5,000 Rupees20081228

    Now sixteen, Thomas lives in a decrepit slum in Mumbai with his best friend Salim.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    Now 16, Thomas lives in a decrepit slum in Mumbai with his best friend Salim.

    When Shantaram, an alcoholic scientist down on his luck, moves in next door with his wife and daughter, Thomas has to protect them from his violent outbursts, with tragic consequences.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

  • gudiya....pooja ruparel

    other parts played by rajit kapur and nadir khan.

    directed by John Dryden

  • mrs shantaram....ayeesha menon
  • prem kumar....sohrab ardeshir
  • shantaram....kenneth desai

  • India And Pakistan 07: Q And A, 5,000 Rupees20081227

    As Thomas ponders over the first question, his thoughts drift back to his Delhi childhood.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    Street kid Ram Mohammad Thomas is a contestant on the hit Indian TV show Who Will Win a Billion.

    As he ponders over the first question, his thoughts drift back to his childhood in Delhi.

    A baby abandoned on the steps of a church, Thomas was brought up by a well-meaning priest, until he was abandoned yet again.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

  • father francis....Henry Goodman
  • father john....rajit kapur

    other parts played by kenneth desai, ashley cook and vikrant chaturvedi.

    directed by John Dryden

  • prem kumar....sohrab ardeshir
  • young thomas....caran arora

  • India And Pakistan 07: Q And A, 50,000 Rupees20081229

    Thomas has to delve back into his childhood in search of the answer to the next question.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    Adopted from an orphanage by evil gangster Babu, Thomas and his friend Salim are taken to Mumbai where they are to be maimed and put on the streets to beg.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

  • babu....vikrant chaturvedi

    other parts played by satchit puranik, kenneth desai, jaimini pathak and rohit malkani.

    directed by John Dryden

  • prem kumar....sohrab ardeshir
  • young salim....armaan malik
  • young thomas....caran arora

  • India And Pakistan 07: Q And A, 500,000 Rupees20081231

    A chance encounter with his best friend Salim provides Thomas with his next answer.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    Thomas's next question is from the world of cricket.

    Fortunately, a chance encounter with his best friend Salim, who tells of how he got his revenge on the notorious Babu, provides Thomas with the answer.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

  • ahmad bhai....jayant kripalani

    other parts played by ayeesha menon, rohit malkani, kenneth desai and jaimini pathak.

    directed by John Dryden

  • prem kumar....sohrab ardeshir
  • salim....nadir khan