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January 1983 (UK) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Cazenove ... Douglas Rivers, the Assistant Collector (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)

Greta Scacchi ... Olivia, his wife (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)

Julian Glover ... Crawford, the District Collector (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)

Susan Fleetwood ... Mrs. Crawford, the Burra Mensahib (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)

Patrick Godfrey ... Saunders, the Medical Officer (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)
Jennifer Kendal ... Mrs. Saunders (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)
Shashi Kapoor ... The Nawab (At the Palace in Khatm)

Madhur Jaffrey ... Begum Mussarat Jahan, the Nawab's mother (At the Palace in Khatm)
Nickolas Grace ... Harry Hamilton-Paul (At the Palace in Khatm)

Barry Foster ... Major Minnies, the Political Agent (At the Palace in Khatm)

Julie Christie ... Anne (1982. In Satipur Town)
Zakir Hussain ... Inder Lal, Anne's landlord (1982. In Satipur Town)
Ratna Pathak ... Ritu, Inder Lal's wife (1982. In Satipur Town)
Tarla Mehta ... Inder Lal's mother (1982. In Satipur Town)
Charles McCaughan ... Chid (1982. In Satipur Town)
Sajid Khan ... Dacoit Chief

Amanda Walker ... Lady Mackleworth
Praveen Paul ... Maji
Jayant Kripalani ... Dr. Gopal
Sudha Chopra ... Chief Princess
Daniel Chatto ... Party Guest (as Dan Chatto)
Geoff Heinrich
Ishak Khan (as Ishtiaq Khan)
Bobby Bedi (as Deep Bedi)
Baba Ghaus
Leelabai ... Leelavati

Directed by
James Ivory 
Writing credits
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (novel)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay)

Produced by
Connie Kaiserman .... associate producer
Rita Mangat .... associate producer
Ismail Merchant .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Robbins 
Cinematography by
Walter Lassally 
Film Editing by
Humphrey Dixon 
Casting by
Susie Figgis 
Production Design by
Wilfred Shingleton 
Art Direction by
Maurice Fowler 
Ram Yedekar 
Costume Design by
Barbara Lane 
Makeup Department
Mohammed Amir .... assistant makeup artist
Jeffrey Haines .... assistant hair stylist
Carol Hemming .... hair stylist
Gordon Kay .... makeup artist
Production Management
Peter Manley .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevan Barker .... assistant director
David Nichols .... second assistant director
Gopal Ram .... third assistant director
Art Department
Agnes Fernandes .... set dresser
Tom Freeman .... property master
Jayant Paranji .... assistant property master
Agnes Goveas .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ray Beckett .... sound recordist
Brian Blamey .... dubbing editor
Tony Bray .... assistant sound editor
Richard King .... dubbing mixer
Steve O'Brien .... boom operator
Vali Patel .... sound grip
Visual Effects by
Costas Charitou .... titles: Camera Effects Ltd (uncredited)
David Smith .... optical cameraman: Camera Effects Ltd (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Cormack .... still photographer
Mulchand Dedhia .... electrician
Tony Garrett .... assistant camera
Rajesh Joshi .... second assistant camera
Sheik Juddin .... electrician
Manilal .... gaffer
Morgesh .... electrician
A. Natarajan .... electrician
Gyanchand Rikki .... camera grip
Janardhan Rumde .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lovleen Bains .... wardrobe assistant (as Loveleen Baines)
Mary Ellis .... assistant costume designer
Ibrahim .... second wardrobe assistant
Sarah Armstrong-Jones .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Mark Potter Jr. .... assistant editor
Music Department
Hariprasad Chaurasia .... musician: fute
Zakir Hussain .... associate music director
Zakir Hussain .... musician: percussion
Nishat Khan .... musician: sitar
Ustad Sultan Khan .... musician: sarangi (as Sultan Khan)
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
Michael Reaves .... musician: piano
Vic Flick .... music arranger (uncredited)
Zakir Hussain .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
James Ivory .... musician: tampura (uncredited)
Other crew
Paul Bradley .... assistant to producer
Jane Buck .... continuity clerk
Prashant Gupta .... assistant to director
Shama Habibullah .... production coordinator
Riaz Hafizka .... production controller
Saeed Jaffrey .... dialogue: Urdu
Harish Khare .... dialogue: Hindi
Rambali Mishra .... runner
Deepak Nayar .... location manager
Mick Parker .... synthesizer
Piyush Patel .... production assistant
Zakiya Powell .... unit publicist
J. Rathore .... production accountant (as J.U. Rathore)
Nancy VandenBergh .... production assistant
Jean Walter .... production secretary
Renée Glynne .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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133 min
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Part of an early 1980s cycle of British productions set in India. These included Gandhi (1982), Heat and Dust (1983), "The Far Pavilions" (1984), A Passage to India (1984), Octopussy (1983) and "The Jewel in the Crown" (1984).See more »


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A journey of two souls, 12 November 2011
Author: intinvestor from India

It's a story told in two different time periods of two different woman who are attached by decision taken by both of them in there lives. Both the era generated by director with there details are mesmerizing, but modern day India dulls against the British one as there are many clichés that are shown which exist till today among western countries about India. Period films are mastered by merchant ivory production and this one of the finest examples of it. We are captured by the brilliant photography and then by the characters etched by screenwriter and director. Greta schahi proves her mettle in her first major role and Julie Christie is just as natural as always. Casting of every little character is perfect. Best thing is the way story is told, how two era become one and how easily is one moving from one to other.modern day story dulls little bit against raj era one but it is saved by Julie Christie's beautiful presence. Certain question arise and they are answered beautifully. How we get in a relationship with someone who is so different from us culturally and in every way, is it just the avaibality or something more ? Human mind is such an intriguing place to understand. Why we take certain steps always remains a question. Just like the character of chid. Who is running away from world yet is attached to it.

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