Jinnah (1998)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 50mins.
Genres Drama, Historical, Biopic
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bob Reitano Editor n/a 172 7000001
Paul Hodgson Editor n/a 172 7000002
Nic Knowland Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Akbar Ahmed Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Jamil Dehlavi Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Nigel Clarke Music n/a 120781 8000001
Michael Csanyi-Wills Music n/a 120781 8000002
Godfrey Kirby Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Barbara Rutter Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Sue James Casting n/a 179 10000001
Michael Porter Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Nasim Ashraf Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000003
Akbar Ahmed Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Richard Lintern Actor Young Jinnah 1 1000005
Shireen Shah Actor Fatima Jinnah 1 1000006
Shashi Kapoor Actor the Guide 1 1000004
Maria Aitken Actor Edwina Mountbatten 1 1000003
James Fox Actor Lord Richard Mountbatten 1 1000002
Robert Ashby Actor Jawaharlal Nehru 1 1000007
Indira Varma Actor Ruttie Jinnah 1 1000008
Jamil Dehlavi Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jamil Dehlavi Director n/a 2 2000001
Shakeel Actor Liaquat Ali Khan 1 1000010
Sam Dastor Actor Mahatma Gandhi 1 1000009
Christopher Lee Actor Mohammed Ali Jinnah 1 1000001
Life of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. When Jinnah dies, he is taken to a heavenly ante-room where a decision will be made on his fate, But his file has gone missing, and the Guide must question him about his life to fill in his story. He tells of the key point in 1947, when India was about to get independence from Britain, and Jinnah advocated a separate nation for the Muslim minority. Gandhi suggests Jinnah be made prime minister of the new India, as a compromise, but this suggestion is rejected and Nehru takes the job instead. Jinnah's nemesis is Lord Mountbatten, the British viceroy who opposes the idea of Pakistan. As well as this historical turning point, Jinnah recalls his youth, and formative relationships with his sister Fatima and a marriage to a Parsee woman.