Ramchand Pakistani

2 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

Set during a period of high territorial tension in 2002, Mehreen Jabbar’s debut tells the tragic, fact-based tale of a Pakistani father and son imprisoned for accidentally crossing the border into India. Though politically groundbreaking, Jabbar can’t seem to escape her roots as a director of TV soap operas. The film fails to latch on to a consistent tone, shifting between scenes of prison life and the struggles of the family matriarch left alone—both of which are a bit too polished—turning a moving story into something emotionally lifeless.—Andrew Grant

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