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Autobiography of a Princess (1975)

 |  Drama  |  December 1975 (UK)
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Keith Varnier ...
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Diane Fletcher ...
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Johnny Stuart ...
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Nazrul Rahman ...
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One of eight productions that Indian actress Madhur Jaffrey made with Merchant Ivory Productions. The films include The Guru (1969), The Delhi Way (1964), Heat and Dust (1983), Cotton Mary (1999), The Perfect Murder (1988), The Wandering Company (1984), Shakespeare-Wallah (1965) and Autobiography of a Princess (1975). See more »

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performances beyond perfection
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The plot is in the tradition of "Hindoo Holiday": a young Englishman undone in life by his love for the Maharajah who indulges, teases & dominates him. But the acting is so sublime. Both Jaffrey & Mason are subtle & suggestive in their every move, word, pause, gesture. Every breath has more impact than a car chase. This is a movie worth seeing again & again. And it should be shown in every acting class in the world.

I'm really glad Madhur Jaffrey became a great cookbook author, but she is a sublime actress who was born at a time that did not allow her to have the parts that should have made her an international star.


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