Partition has been one of the most defining episodes in the life of Modern India. Yet, we find that for many decades, much less insistence was paid to understand the human element associated with it. In the Nehruvian era, we find that Partition being still fresh in the memories of the people and being such a sensitive topic, discussions on it were neither welcomed by the State nor the people themselves. The project of Nation building was in the main focus, which essentially also meant that such traumatic events as Partition needed to be forgotten. Cinema, being a popular medium of entertainment, was also expected to contribute its fair share in the same process. However, Cinema never became completely subservient to the whims of the State. Talking about Hindi Cinema, in particular, we find that it always tried to strike a balance between the official narrative over issues and the realities of the time. It is in this context that we try to understand how Hindi films of the Nehruvian era dealt with the issue of Partition.