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)
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 Belinda Harlowe (2 episodes, 1984)
Peter Arne ...
 The General (2 episodes, 1984)
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 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)
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 Kelly (2 episodes, 1984)
Rupert Frazer ...
 Wigram Battye (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Commissioner (2 episodes, 1984)
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 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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22 April 1984 (USA)  »

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Blade of Steel  »

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A 110 minute cut of this miniseries was theatrical released as a motion picture in France a couple of years before the complete version was aired on French TV. See more »

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A handsome miniseries

This miniseries is set in the 19th century British colonial India.It tells about the battles of a young man named Ashton Pelham-Martyn and his forbidden love with the princess Anjuli.The Far Pavilions (1984) is directed by Peter Duffell.It's based on M.M. Kaye's novel from 1978.The actors are all good.Ben Cross does very good job as Ash.Amy Irving is terrific as Anjuli.Christopher Lee, who turns 90 this year, is great as Kaka-ji Rao.Omar Sharif is brilliant as Koda Dad.Benedict Taylor is excellent as Wally.Great job by John Gielgud, who plays Cavagnari.I just saw this miniseries on a DVD.It looks very good.The battle scenes are very well made.I liked the love story.And you learn a little bit of India's history while you're watching it.


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