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JAANISAAR <span>(2015)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 124

Release dates 07/08/2015

Ratings Info infrequent strong violence, threat

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Muzaffar Ali

Cast includes Imran Abbas, Pernia Qureshi, Muzaffar Ali, Dalip Tahil, Abid Yunus Khan, Carl Wharton

Summary JAANISAAR is an Urdu language period drama in which a prince falls in love with a courtesan.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

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Ratings info publication date 28/07/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

JAANISAAR is a subtitled Urdu language period drama in which a prince falls in love with a courtesan.


In one scene, a British soldier lashes out with his sword and lops off a farmer's arm just below the shoulder. The victim screams as the severed arm spins through the air and blood is seen on the residual stump.

A collection of severed fingers kept in a cigar box is seen on two occasions.

In another scene, a young woman accused of being a prostitute is held down on a bed by several British soldiers and branded on the torso with a small branding iron.

The film also includes images of corpses hanging by their necks from rope nooses.


Some scenes featuring a sadistic colonial administrator include strong threat with sexual overtones. On a couple of occasions he throws a young woman onto a bed, slaps her face, grasps her throat and threatens to cut off one of her fingers. He eventually strangles her.

Other issues include mild sex references and moderate and mild bad language, including uses of 'bastards', 'bloody' and 'whore'.


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