|Directed by||Govind Nihalani|
|Produced by||Govind Nihalani|
|Written by||Bhisham Sahni (Story & Screenplay)|
|Music by||Vanraj Bhatia|
|Running time||297 min|
Tamas (Translation - Darkness) (1987) is a controversial and highly acclaimed television film directed by Govind Nihalani, based on the classic Hindi novel of the same name written by Bhisham Sahni (1974), which won the author the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1975.
The film was first shown on India's national broadcaster Doordarshan as a mini-series and later as one-off 4-hour-long feature film.
The film is about the exodus of a Sikh and Hindu family to India, in the backdrop of riot-stricken Pakistan, at the time of Partition of India in 1947. It shows a gruesome side of politics, and the compassionate side of humanity that survives any carnage .