Toba Tek Singh (2016) Short, Drama

Toba Tek Singh Film 2016 Poster
Toba Tek Singh Poster


The story takes place just before the India-Pakistan partition in one of the oldest mental asylums in undivided India. Situated in Lahore, it was home to Hindu, Muslim and Sikh patients who were left behind by their uncaring families. Friendships were thick between the patients who had nobody but each other for company. Each had a story that made for an interesting tale but none quite like Bishan Singh. The story of his journey from sanity to madness stemmed from the village he came from, Toba Tek Singh. Now all he does is stay awake every day and night and such has been the case for the last 10 years. But what happens when partition causes him to leave the country he has known to be home in his sane and insane state of mind? It is a story of displacement and how painful it is even for the people who are not in their senses in a worldly way. Irrespective of who you were and what state of mind you were in, partition had nothing but pain for people who experienced it and this is what this film based on the poignant tale by celebrated writer Saadat Hasan Manto, examines.

Cast and Crew

Director(s): Ketan Mehta

Producer(s): Shailja Kejriwal, Deepa Sahi

Starring(s): Pankaj Kapur, Vinay Pathak, Gaurav Dwivedi, Nand Kishore Pant, Ajay Kumar, Vijai Singh, Vishwa Bhanu, Malkiat Rouni, Daljit Singh, Sheikh Noor Islam, Gilles Chuyen

Music by: Anurag Saikia

Story by: Ketan Mehta

Screenplay by: Ketan Mehta

Edited by: Udit Chandraul, Shailesh Gupta

Cinematography: Raktim Mondal


EFW Scale: Not available

Genre(s): Short, Drama

Certification: Not Available

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

Film Industry: Indian

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