1998 movie Jinnah starring Christopher Lee has recently been released
on DVD in the UK.
vast historical epic follows the life of Mohammed Ali Jinnah (Christopher
Lee), the hugely important but often-misrepresented world leader.
film opens shortly after partition in 1947 with a dying Jinnah being
rushed to hospital. In an unusual twist, Jinnah awakens in a computer
room, where a decision on his eternal soul will be made.
Jinnah's data file is missing and the computers are malfunctioning
which means a decision cannot be taken on his path from hereon.
enters the narrator and guide played by Shashi Kapoor, who examines
Jinnah's life by escorting him back in time. This structural change
lightens the tone, allows for debate and puts into perspective the
traumatic events surrounding the independence of India and its subsequent
actor claims that the role of Jinnah is the most important part
he has played in his 60 years as an actor.
great man himself recently spoke to BBC Radio Wiltshire's Rizvana
Sheikh about the movie.
the link below to listen to the interview in streaming Real audio.
here to listen to the interview