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1942: A Love Story (1994)

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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.

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Narendra Singh
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Shubhankar
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Rajeshwari Pathak
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Raghuvir Pathak
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Major Hisht (as Danny Dengzongpa)
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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
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Circa British rule over India in the year 1942 where Indians are either revolutionaries or supporters of the British. In the midst there is wealthy Narendra Singh alias Naren whose romance with a poor yet beautiful girl, Rajeshwari Pathak alias Rajjo brew changes over the entire scenario but unfortunately there are complications in their relationship as Naren's father, Diwan Hari Singh is an informer of the British, who for his loyalty attain the title of Mayor while Rajjo's father, Raghuvir Pathak is one of the many Indians who are revolutionaries against the British with a motive of a free India. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Baig Saheb: All of a sudden, I am tired.
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Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
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A romantic film and a great choice for my first Bollywood hit!
14 March 2002 | by (Raleigh, NC) – See all my reviews

As an ABCD (An American Born Confused Desi) I wanted to make my first Bollywood hit a memorable one...and that this movie was!

While keeping to a simple plot and common theme of love in a war-torn country, the struggles are just and portrayed more seriously than other "love during war" films...

I won't give away the terrific ending, but I will tell you that it is a happy one, and though it is common for Hindi films to have a happy ending, a love story with a happy ending never gets old, does it not?

The only thing non ABCD'ers will find odd/curious is the fact that the movie frequently took a "break" for the characters to lip-sync a song about how they felt. I liked it, but for the first five seconds I was like, "Why are we having a music video in the middle of the movie??"

Overall I give this movie 5 stars out of 4. Is it because I love any Bollywood film? Is it because I'm an ABCD? Is it because I'm a hopeless romantic? I don't know, but I highly recommend you see 1942: A Love Story!


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