MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 162 this week

1942: A Love Story (1994)

 -  Romance | Action | Drama  -  15 July 1994 (India)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 2,355 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 3 critic

A young Indian couple, both from wealthy backgrounds, find themselves caught up in the 1940's Indian revolutionary movement against their families whom are under the thumb a sadistic British general.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (dialogue), 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.00 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 30 Oct 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 19 Nov 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 17 Feb 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 21 Aug 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 1942: A Love Story (1994)

1942: A Love Story (1994) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 1942: A Love Story.

User Polls

6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Parineeta (2005)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The lifelong romance between Lolita (Balan) and Shekar (Khan) is upset by the arrival of another man.

Director: Pradeep Sarkar
Stars: Vidya Balan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt
Broken Horses (2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery

The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Anton Yelchin, Sean Patrick Flanery
Karma I (1986)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The PSO is a British oriented group who wants to take control of India. When senior police inspector Vishwa Pratap Singh arrests there leader Dr. Michael Dang the authorities blast the jail... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai
Stars: Dilip Kumar, Nutan, Naseeruddin Shah
Lamhe (1991)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A story of precious MOMENTS...moments of passion...ecstasy... and love...

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Waheeda Rehman
Lajja (2001)
Drama | Musical | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Vaidehi (Manisha Koirala) gets married to Raghuvir (Jackie Shroff), an NRI. Suffering the agony of an unhappy marriage, she decides to run away from him when she learns that she is pregnant... See full summary »

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Stars: Rekha, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff
Taal (1999)
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

On a sight-seeing road trip of India, U.K. based Manav Mehta meets Mansi, the daughter of a singer, Tarababu. He is attracted to her, and makes his attraction known. She also is attracted ... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Bombay (1995)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where the have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.

Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Tinnu Anand
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Goa based Joseph Braganza and his wife Flavy, devout Catholics, are both deaf and mute. He makes a living selling soap bars door to door. Flavy gets pregnant and gives birth to a daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Stars: Nana Patekar, Salman Khan, Manisha Koirala
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Governor Jaisingh Sinha is murdered and the needle of suspicion points towards his estranged son, Sahil Sinha who must prove his innocence.

Director: Rajiv Rai
Stars: Bobby Deol, Manisha Koirala, Kajol
Khal Nayak (1993)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ballu (Sanjay Dutt), a notorious, cunning, and unscrupulous criminal who's wanted by the police for a plethora of murders and thefts. Bright and ambitious Inspector Ram (Jackie Shroff) ... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai
Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Jackie Shroff, Sanjay Dutt
Tezaab (1988)
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A college student, who has decided to serve for his country, turns a criminal.

Director: N. Chandra
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher
Mr India (1987)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A poor but big-hearted man takes orphans into his home. After discovering his scientist father's invisibility device, he rises to the occasion and fights to save his children and all of India from the clutches of a megalomaniac.

Director: Shekhar Kapur
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Amrish Puri
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Narendra Singh
...
Shubhankar
...
Rajeshwari Pathak
...
Raghuvir Pathak
...
Major Hisht (as Danny Dengzongpa)
...
Abidali Baig
Chandni ...
Chanda
Raghuvir Yadav ...
Munna
Sushma Seth ...
Gayatridevi Singh
Manohar Singh ...
Diwan Hari Singh
Brian Glover ...
General Douglas
Gopi Desai ...
Chachi
Pramod Moutho ...
Govind Pathak
Uday Chandra ...
Shankar
Shakti Singh ...
Captain Digantu
Edit

Storyline

In 1942 India, Naren, the wealthy son of a local politician loyal to the British crown, romances Rajjo, the daughter of an Indian freedom fighter. Both become caught up in the increasingly violent revolutionary program when Rajjo's father and her uncle plot to assasinate a sadistic, visiting British general determinted to keep Indian under British rule. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

15 July 1994 (India)  »

Also Known As:

1942  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is based on the famous Indian historical movement 'Quit India' Movement which happened in 1942. See more »

Quotes

General Douglas: Hang him!
See more »

Connections

Featured in 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Rim Jhim, Rim Jhim
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Performed by Kumar Sanu & Kavita Krishnamurthy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Lavish filmmaking
14 December 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Blending musical poetry with epic spectacle, "1942: A Love Story" stands as a definitive work of Indian filmmaking. As the film follows a pair of lovers through the Indian uprising against imperialist Britain, traditional Indian song is used to juxtapose the harsh realities of an oppressed people. Though the film is grand in size, the fact that a small core of characters inhabits the plot makes for an easily understood picture, even while reading subtitles as I did.

"1942" celebrates the people of India and their struggle for independence. When compared to traditional American films dealing with political revolt, this film wins over in heart. When compared to traditional American musicals of the 1950s and 60s, "1942" displays a deeper social conscience and a more solid grasp on narrative storytelling. Above all, "1942" provides entertainment with a rich cultural tapestry.


8 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
this film deserves a lot more credit mitulh
Best cinematography till date pras_iam
Discuss 1942: A Love Story (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?