An Indian film based on a fictional story of two Pakistani and Indian soldiers posted along the neighbouring countries’ border will be presented by prominent Indian lyricist and director Gulzar, according to a report in Times of India.
“Kya Dilli Kya Lahore,” which tells the tale of an Indian soldier of Pakistani origin and a Pakistani soldier of Indian origin, their accidental meeting and the ensuing exchange or words, bullets and heart-warming tales, is expected to be at the end of the year.
Gulzar was previously linked with the film as a mentor and has now officially become a part of the project.
“The subject (partition) is very close to my heart. I have been writing about it a lot. After seeing the film I was surprised to know that many youngsters have been associated with the film and yet they have brought the essence of the whole film so well,” said Gulzar who was born in Dina, Jhelum district, now in Pakistan.
“Karan had brought the script to me and after they completed the film, he brought it to show it to me. The film was bang on. The film talks about peace yet is not preachy and there is no bloodshed, it is a human drama and very relevant,” added the veteran whose family was one of the many to have suffered the partition woes.
The film has been directed by Vijay Raaz and features actors Raj Zutshi, Manu Rishi, Vishwajeet Pradhan and Vijay.
The film is a humorous take on India-Pakistan relations and talks about the bond between an Indian soldier and a Pakistani soldier stationed at the border. The first look of the film was unveiled at the Wagah border Aug 14.