Hey Ram

Hey Ram translation Oh Ram or Oh God is a 2000 Indian period crime drama film simultaneously made in Tamil and Hindi language. The film was written, directed and produced by Kamal Haasan and he also starred as the protagonist in the film. The films soundtrack and background score were composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The semifictional plot centres on Indias Partition and the murder of Mahatma Gandhi by Nathuram Godse. The film was selected by India as the its submission to the Oscars in the year 2000, but was not nominated.

The movie begins at present day with Saket Ram Kamal Haasan, an 89yearold Hindu man at his death bed. The scene reverts to the past as Saket remembers the 1940s, when he and his good friend, Amjad Ali Khan Shah Rukh Khan are archaeologists working together under their boss, Mortimer Wheeler, in Mohenjodaro Indus Valley Civilization in the Sindh province in what was then NorthWest India. Relations are pleasant between the Indians and the English, and Saket and Amjad do not approve of Partition and the creation of Pakistan. Aparna Ram Rani Mukerji, Sakets simple Bengali wife, is a school teacher. She lives in Calcutta in the midst of riots and chaos over the issue of the formation of Pakistan and the call by Mohammad Ali Jinnah for Direct Action. Saket goes to Calcutta and is swept into the madness. In one instance, Saket saves an innocent Sikh girl from the hands of a Muslim gang. When he returns to his house, he finds a group of Muslims entering his house. They brutally rape and murder Aparna. Saket, unable to cope with his tragic loss, kills the Muslims who raped and killed his wife in a fit of rage.Outside his house, he runs into Sriram Abhyankar Atul Kulkarni, who is part of a Hindu group determined to fight the Muslims malice with similar brute force, and assassinate Gandhi for what they perceive to be his treachery towards Hindu dominated India Gandhi wanted Hindus and Muslims to coexist peacefully with hope of winning over the hearts of the rioters through sheer selfpity. However, Abhyankar and his fellow extremists had lost patience at what they deemed Mahatma Gandhis unreasonable stand to appease Pakistan, who had already invaded Kashmir by that time. Gandhi was pressuring the newly founded Indian state to pay Rs. 620million to Pakistan and some territorial concessions as well. ........

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