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Punjab 1984 (2014)
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Punjab 1984 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 159 min.
Story: This is the story of a mother and her missing son set in the backdrop of 1984 Punjab, when the state was going through a terrible time of terrorism. The film depicts the longing of a mother for her son and her search for her son, who is labelled a terrorist because of the bad times in Punjab.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: missing person, parents and children, loss of son, family relations, loss of child, atrocity, disorder, rivalry, state affairs, village, bollywood, political unrest, rebelliousness, uninhibited rivalry, graphic violence, rebellion, defiant, mother
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, punjab

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Justice Chaudhury (1983)
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Waiting for Heaven (2006)
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Duration: 107 min.
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The Lamb (2014)
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Duration: 87 min.
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