The Far Pavilions (1984)

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Story of forbidden love in 1800's India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.

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 Ash (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Anjuli (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Kaka-ji Rao (3 episodes, 1984)
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 The Commandant (3 episodes, 1984)
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 The Rana of Bhithor (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Biju Ram (3 episodes, 1984)
Sneh Gupta ...
 Shushila (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Koda Dad (3 episodes, 1984)
Shayur Mehta ...
 Prince Jhoti (3 episodes, 1984)
Parikshat Sahni ...
 Mulraj (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Wally (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Cavagnari (2 episodes, 1984)
Jennifer Kendal ...
 Mrs. Viccary (2 episodes, 1984)
Felicity Dean ...
 Belinda Harlowe (2 episodes, 1984)
Peter Arne ...
 The General (2 episodes, 1984)
Caterina Boratto ...
 Mrs. Chiverton (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Crimpley (2 episodes, 1984)
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 George Garforth (2 episodes, 1984)
John Forbes-Robertson ...
 Squadron Commander (2 episodes, 1984)
Clive Francis ...
 Kelly (2 episodes, 1984)
Rupert Frazer ...
 Wigram Battye (2 episodes, 1984)
William Gaunt ...
 Commissioner (2 episodes, 1984)
Tanveer Ghani ...
 Gul Baz / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Porson (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Zarin (2 episodes, 1984)
Michael Malnick ...
 Podmore-Smythe (2 episodes, 1984)
Mary Peach ...
 Mrs. Harlowe (2 episodes, 1984)
Anthony Sharp ...
 Chiverton (2 episodes, 1984)
Jeremy Sinden ...
 Raikes (2 episodes, 1984)
James Snell ...
 Ponsonby (2 episodes, 1984)
Goga Kapoor ...
 Diwan (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Gobind Dass (2 episodes, 1984)
Ravi Behl ...
 Prince Nandu (2 episodes, 1984)
Master Ravi ...
 Prince Lalji (2 episodes, 1984)
Rama Vij ...
 Geeta (2 episodes, 1984)
Bharati Devi ...
 Unpora Bai (2 episodes, 1984)
Bhushan Tiwari ...
 Manilal (2 episodes, 1984)
Praveen Paul ...
 Promila Devi (2 episodes, 1984)
Jonie Sethi ...
 Sita (2 episodes, 1984)
Ajit Singh ...
 Awal Shah (2 episodes, 1984)
Tej Sapru ...
 Afzal (2 episodes, 1984)
Soltan Lalani ...
 Mr. Singh (2 episodes, 1984)
Jay Devi ...
 Dilasah Khan (2 episodes, 1984)
Ojah Maharaj ...
 Senior NCO (2 episodes, 1984)
Kamran ...
 Head Mullah (2 episodes, 1984)
Iqbal Jamal ...
 Tally Clerk (2 episodes, 1984)
Sudhir ...
 Jemadar Jewand Singh (2 episodes, 1984)
Gaul Hassan ...
 Daud Shah (2 episodes, 1984)
Colonel Kappor ...
 Head Tribesman (2 episodes, 1984)
Tony Jordan ...
 Ash aged 11 (2 episodes, 1984)
Dilip Singh ...
 Ash aged 4 (2 episodes, 1984)
Kristina Lesho ...
 Anjuli aged 5 (2 episodes, 1984)
Prerna ...
 Nautch Girl (2 episodes, 1984)
David de Keyser ...
 The Rana (2 episodes, 1984)
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HBO's first mini-series, set in 19th century British colonial India, involves war battles, love, treachery and intrigue as well as love and honor involving a romance between a British cavalry officer and an Indian princess who has been promised in an arranged marriage to a despotic ruler. Written by Anonymous

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The 'Gone With The Wind' of the north-west frontier of India.

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Caveat Emptor!
7 December 2005 | by (Venice, Florida) – See all my reviews

Someday, a distributor will make the complete miniseries available for the consumer. Any release of about 300 minutes has about 2 or 3 episodes cut from the original. The opening scenes of the current releases showing flashes of Ash's youth are pieces of these episodes which have been dropped since they would be considered nothing more than superfluous exposition to most Western viewers. But in order to fully appreciate M.M Kaye's story, they are vital and should be restored. These lost episodes impress the viewer with the customs of India, the background of Ash and Anjuli, the treachery of Biju Ram, the love of Sita and the wisdom of Koda Dad. Without them you don't really fully appreciate why Ash and Juli are so close, why Ash is torn between two cultures, and his relationship with Gulkote. The exposure to life in an Indian royal court contained in the lost episodes adds so much to the experience. So until you see a release that has a running time of about 400-500 minutes, let the buyer beware -- you are not getting the complete original of the mini-series.


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