In 1949, two years after Pakistan was created, Indian movie director M L Anand presented the romance-drama Lahore (1949) [Buy DVD
] starring Nargis, Karan Dewan, Om Prakash, Pratima Devi, Randhir and others with music by Shyam Sunder.
2010 Indian Hindi Movie LAHORE is a completely different story.
Designed to stir up nationalistic passions in Indians and Pakistanis
who have been brainwashed over generations to be arch enemies, Lahore
(2010) puts an Indian kick-boxing team competing with Pakistan in the
Pakistani metropolis of Lahore. Sports has taken on a nationalist role
in South-Asian cinema recently - Dil Bole Hadippa
(2009) [Blu-Ray DVD
] pitted a Pakistani cricket team against an Indian one, and the
Pakistanis were shown to accept defeat gracefully from an Indian team
that contained a woman masquerading a man. Also, a Bangladeshi soccer
team is seen outplaying an Indian team in the recent Bangladeshi movie Jaago
(2010) is Directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan with music by M M
Kreem. The starcast includes Farooq Sheikh, Nafisa Ali, Shraddha Nigam,
Ashish Vidhyarthi, Nirmal Pandey, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Sourav
Shukla, Kelly Dorji, Anahad, Sushant Singh, Pramod Moutho and more.
The multiple award-winning Lahore debuted at the 2009 Salento International Film Festival
in Italy, and the theatrical release date is March 19, 2010.
Watch the full theatrical promo-preview trailer of Lahore online.