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The Heart Within : Partition 1947

The Heart Within : Partition 1947 is a film based on the most prominent human displacement in recorded history. It brings out true accounts from survivors such as the legendary Indian athlete, late Milkha Singh, who started from scratch and painful memories and overcame all difficulties to become a national hero.

The Independence of India in 1947 was a landmark and a joyous moment. But there were also cries of chaos and despair underneath the revelry of celebration. Undivided India was being partitioned, and millions were displaced overnight. Partition 1947 navigates the story of those who survived and the harrowing experiences they faced at a young age. Filled with bone-chilling stories of violence and displacement, accurate accounts of horrors and poverty narrated by the partition survivors themselves, The film takes the viewers on an emotional journey uncovering memories from a distant land. These are stories of survival and grit, friendship and love. The events that took place in 1947 changed the destiny of these survivors and tested them in every possible capacity. This film is an ode to the millions who lost their homes.

  • Divyank Tyagi
  • Divyank Tyagi
  • Djinns Mediaworks
  • Milkha Singh
    Key Cast
  • Ajeet Cour
    Key Cast
  • Mela Ram Ahuja
    Key Cast
  • Baldev Raj Rikhi
    Key Cast
  • Sudershan Sharma
    Key Cast
  • BD Kapur
    Key Cast
  • Mohinder Singh Sethi
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    58 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Hindi, Panjabi
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Divyank Tyagi

Divyank Tyagi is a Business Management graduate who has always had a penchant for storytelling. He believes that everyone has a story to tell, be it a person, a product, or a brand. The key lies in finding out the ways in which these stories can add to the audience's experiences and make them reflect on the story of life they are continuously a part of. The Heart Within is a documentary trilogy that is also Divyank and Djinns Mediaworks' debut project.

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Director Statement

What would happen if you were asked to vacate your home? How would you react if you were told the country you are born into, the land on which you've lived and loved, doesn't belong to you anymore? Listen to first-hand accounts of the survivors of Partition 1947 that led to the creation of two separate nations; India & Pakistan.

Featuring the legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh, who himself lost his family in the riots that arose from the unfortunate partition and mass displacement of people. The film features stories of survival, hope, and forgiveness. The survivors, who are now in their sunset years, were only small children when they had to witness a gruesome and grief-filled journey to a new home. Dedicated to those who lost their lives and loved ones, dedicated to those who were to rebuild their lives from scratch. This is an ode to the eternal spirit of hope.