Director: Mehreen Jabbar
Year Of Release: 2008
Cast: Nandita Das, Noman Ijaz, Navaid Jabbar, Syed Fazal Hussain, Adarsh Ayaz, Zhaley Sarhadi, Rao Salim, Karim Bux Baloch, Hasan Niyazi, Karim Raza, Anis Chachar, Rashid Farooqui, Maria Wasti, Shahood Alvi, Adnan Shah, Atif Badar, Saleem Mairaj, Saif-e-Hasan, Mohammad Rafiq, Sajid Shah,
Producer: Mariam Mukaty
Writer: Javed Jabbar
Music Director: Debajyoti Mishra
Ramchand Pakistani is derived from a true story concerning the accidental crossing of the Pakistan-Indian border during a period (June 2002) of extreme, war-like tension between the two countries by two members of a Pakistani Hindu family belonging to the 'untouchable' (Dalit) caste, and the extraordinary consequences of this unintended action upon the lives of a woman, a man, and their son. The singular theme of the film is how a child from Pakistan aged eight years learns to cope with the trauma of forced separation from his mother while being held prisoner, along with his father in the jail of a country i.e. India, which is hostile to his own, while on the other side of the border, the wife-mother, devastated by their sudden disappearance builds a new chapter of her life, by her solitary struggle for sheer survival. The film portrays the lives of a family that is at the bottom of a discriminatory religious ladder and an insensitive social system, which is nevertheless tolerant, inclusive and pluralist. The irony is compounded by the fact that such a family becomes hostage to the acrimonious political relationship between two neighbor-states poised on the brink of war.