hard-hitting Pakistani drama is interspersed with a series of deeply moving and
sensitive moments that are sometimes subtly interlinked.|
drama focuses on a young Pakistani man (Shaan) who goes to America as a student
for further studies.
his years of higher education, the tragic events of 9/11 takes place.
the investigations that follow, this young man gets arrested by the American authorities.
film then focuses on his brother, a Muslim singer who is being encouraged by his
old friend Shershah Hameed Sheikh to refrain from any sort of musical activity
in favour of God's path.
scene from the film
falls in love with an American woman but refuses to marry her because she is not
a follower of Islam.
too gets arrested during the 9/11 aftermath by the FBI authorities. Despite his
experiences in prison, he maintains his focus of what he believes in.
his uncle (Humayun Kazmi) arrives in Pakistan from London with his cousin Mary
(Iman Ali). She wants to marry her English boyfriend back in the UK against her
uncle forcefully brings her to Pakistan and marries her off to her cousin who
has taken a path of Jihad.
is held captive in a remote tribal village near Afghanistan where she lives among
people not exposed to the outside world - and finds comfort in their company.
in some beautiful locations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Khuda Ke Liyee has many
thought-provoking film will not only spark a debate on individuals' religious
beliefs but will also leave a long lasting impact.
Ke Liyee marks the directorial debut of Shoaib Mansoor who shows great potential
as a movie maker.
has used a simple story to portray the various aspects of Islam which people of
other religions will understand.
Bollywood Films is releasing Khuda Ki Liye (meaning in the name of God) in UK
cinemas on 2 November 2007. A must see by all!
by Manish Gajjar,
BBC Bollywood Correspondent