Jinnah 01/16/24

Powerhouse Indicator

And we thought we knew Christopher Lee. This rarely-seen national epic gives him an excellent, highly unusual role, as the Father of Pakistan who is sober and authoritative — and also sheds a tear. We didn’t know our fave actor had it in him. The well-made picture is a fast tour through postwar Indian history, that avoids total superficiality with an inventive scriptwriting: the Great Man reviews his life from the Great Beyond. With Shashi Kapoor, Shireen Shah, Maria Aitken and James Fox. On Region-Free Blu-ray from Powerhouse Indicator.