It is 1947. India has been given its independence from British rule. The state of
Pakistan, the first state to be created as a homeland for Muslims has been painfully
born. Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan realises this great ambition
and a year later succumbs to the illness through which he has willed himself to live.
He is rushed to hospital and when the ambulance stalls on the highway his life begins to ebb. In his coma Jinnah relives the dilemmas and triumphs of his life, the drama of his ideals, his romance, his happiness and the tragedy of the death of his young wife.
JINNAH tells the dramatic story of the partition of India, the final intrigue and arguments between the Viceroy Lord Mountbatten, Jinnah, Gandhi, Nehru and the mercurial Lady Edwina Mountbatten. It takes the young handsome idealist Jinnah on the journey through which his dream of freeing the people of India from the burden and insult of foreign rule is twisted and tempered by the realities and cruelties of politics. It is the story of a practical visionary who knew that on his word hung the future of a nation, who knew also that such a birth meant a division, of a country and of his family, because his only daughter had married an Indian and would remain in India.