Based on the novel by khushwant singh, the film has a\r\nmessage that transcends the border of the village where the action takes place.
Mano majra is a a sleepy town on the Punjab border\r\nbetween india and Pakistan, where Sikhs and muslims have lived peacefully for\r\nyears.
As the freedom struggle reaches its claimax, the frontier\r\nbecomes a scene of rioting and bloodshed. But the village carries on its tryst\r\nwith peace and bonhomie until a train rattles in at an unusual time with an\r\nunusual cargo. This train from Pakistan is brusting forth with corpses of\r\nhindus and Sikhs.
A few days later, the gory incident is repeated and the\r\nvillage is unwittingly thrown into the cauldron of violence and hate.