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Media Film
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Production Equinox
Director Ram Madhvani
Production Great Guns Ltd
Released March 2017

Credits & Description

Writer and Director: Ram Madhvani
Production Company: Equinox/Great Guns/Jam Flicks
Executive Producers: Rhea Prabhu, Ollie Perrin, Mathew Alden
Producers: Ram Madhvani, Amita Madhvani, Laura Gregory, Sheridan Thomas
Director of Photography: Martin Kobylarz
Associate Director: Nitin Parmar
Casting Director: Belinda Norcliffe
Cast: Martin Bishop (Sir Cyril Radcliffe), Antonia Radcliffe (Leda Hodgson)
Production Design: Nicola Wake
Costume Design: Katherine Trigg
Hair & Make Up: Amelia Lawson
Sound: Declan Chew
Music: Sameer Uddin

Today is the 70th anniversary of the partition of British India, and the creation of India and Pakistan as two independent countries. To mark this momentous event, director Ram Madhvani and Equinox Films/Great Guns, showcase a short film for India Today that shines a light on Sir Cyril Radcliffe - the man responsible for drawing the dividing line that led to the largest mass migration in human history.
Set in 1966, ‘This Bloody Line’ delves into the murky circumstances surrounding the partition through a fictitious conversation between Sir Cyril Radcliffe and his wife Antonia. In the film, the publication of W.H.Auden’s scathing poem, Partition, forces the aged Radcliffe to revisit painful memories and confront his role in an event that resulted in the loss of millions of lives.
Award-winning director, Ram Madhvani, was approached by leading national news publication, India Today, to make a short film on India. The story of Radcliffe, with all its complexities, was one that Madhvani had long been fascinated by, so he embraced the opportunity to bring it to life.