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Body politic: Women in the cinema of Partition

Feryal Ali Gauhar
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The cinematic experience is a gratifying hoax, predicated on a suspension of disbelief. We are convinced that all the disparate elements contributing to the production of a filmic experience – such as the transition of time and space, sometimes expanded, oftentimes contracted, the sequencing of scenes, the staging of action, the movement or stillness of camera, the scripted, memorised, rehearsed, measured, timed and delivered dialogue, the birth and nurturing of characters, the orchestratioherald.dawn.com/news/1153821n of light, the composition of music – are not crafted but, combined with each other, represent a well-spliced, invisibly strung-together reality.