Hina Khan starrer ‘Lines’ directed by Hussein Khan and produced by Rahat Kazmi Tariq Khan and Zeba Sajid along with co-producer Jayant Jaiswal in association with Seven 2 Creations Assad Motion Pickers. Films is streaming on Voot Select from 29th of July 2021. Lines is an international acclaimed feature film; a tragic love story set on life of people on the border, set around Kargil war in Kashmir. The film throws light on the life of people who live close to LOC on the both sides and their suffering
India and Pakistan have more often than not had daggers out. However, love is something that always transcends boundaries. This is what Hussein Khan’s Lines is all about written by Kunwar Shakti Singh and Rahat Kazmi, there are some heart-wrenching scenes that would tug at your heart. Without giving away much, the story starts with Nazia trying every possible way to make her grandmother meet her sister after 40 years. Eventually, she succeeds in bringing her to Kashmir from Pakistan. Nazia falls in love with her grandma’s sister’s son, who also accompanies her to Kashmir. After a simple desi romance, the two tie the knot and thus starts the real story. Nabeel goes back to Pakistan, leaving Nazia behind; the visas and permits come in between their love, and Kargil War breaks out. It pushes Nazia to take a step she perhaps shouldn’t have.
When lines came to our mind I mean Rahat and Me Farida Jalal and Hina Khan where the ideal choice for the characters which were given to them so now when it comes to the performances talking about Farida ji and Hina Khan I appreciate the performance Ahmer Haider and Zahid Qureshi. They have done splendid job in the movie and Rishi was very good in the movie and apart from all that and I do really appreciate as I said about Haider he has played the character of a much more mature than his age. And Zahid was also awesome in the movie Rani Bhan was good as a mother and she matched the performance of Farida ji and Hina Khan said the director Hussein Khan.
While Hina Khan has done several projects post her stint on TV, Lines has to be her best performance so far. Her character is written well, and her acting is on point. She doesn’t make bold statements and yet she challenges the patriarchal mindset at home in her own style. She is restrained, but determined, and has a heart-breaking innocence. For the viewer, it’s love at first sight. You invest in her instantly and her tears for her love wring your heart. With little details like her outfit to her scaring the cows in the farm or working in the field, she brings alive a Kashmiri girl’s character in Nazia. Even though her pairing with Rishi Bhutani doesn’t really do any justice, their chemistry is unmissable. He matches Hina with a polished, luminous performance.
Lines is a welcome change from the predictable India-Pakistan war narrative. It brings out the nuances of being victims of an ongoing war, with great maturity and authenticity. However, the tension between India and Pakistan, which forms the base of the story, should have been stressed upon
Rating 3 and half stars