- 'It is unfortunate my film has been banned in Pakistan,' tweeted director
- 'It will always be the land of my ancestors,' she added
- Meanwhile, a review on Twitter said: 'Partition: 1947 is an awesome film'
Partition: 1947 is the Hindi version of Gurinder Chadha's Viceroy's House, which arrived in Indian theatres on Friday. Set during Partition, the movie is an onscreen adaptation of the life of the last Viceroy of India under British rule - Lord Mountbatten.
A section of Twitter appeared taken aback with the news and rooted for Partition: 1947 saying: "Partition: 1947 is an awesome film". "Where is 'art should cross its boundaries gang'?" enquired another tweet.
Partition: 1947 stars Huma Qureshi along with a cast comprising names like Manish Dayal, Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson and Michael Gambon. In his review for NDTV, Saibal Chatterjee writes: "Director and co-writer Gurinder Chadha embeds a fictionalized Hindu-Muslim love story in her faux-historical pastiche about the Partition of India and its horrific fallout. The result isn't salutary."
On Friday, Partition: 1947 released along with films like Bareilly Ki Barfi and VIP 2: Lalkar.