A girl, whose mother dies of sorrow from her husband's family's rejection, grows up singing and dancing like her mother. She works as a dancing girl and is courted by a prince, but can think only of a man she has never met, who left her a message on the train. She dreams of him and cannot dance, becomes frightened and runs into the night Written by
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Kamal Amrohi was told that he and his crew would receive a special award for _Pakeezah (1971)_ - for a consideration. He flatly refused to "buy an award." See more »
Salim Ahmed Khan:
[in a note to Sahibjaan]
Aapke paon dekhe, bahut haseen hai. / Inhe zameen par mat utariyega, maile ho jayenge.
[Saw your feet; they are very beautiful. / Don't place them on the ground, they will get dirty]
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A truly astonishing film dazzling in its complexity and depth of emotion.
Pakeezah is in my mind the greatest achievement of Indian cinema. The film is visually overwhelming but also emotionally breathtaking. The music, the songs, the sets, the costumes, the cinematography, in fact every creative element is worthy of superlatives.
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