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1942: A Love Story (1994)

 -  Romance | Action | Drama  -  15 July 1994 (India)
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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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Rajeshwari Pathak
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Raghuvir Pathak
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Major Hisht (as Danny Dengzongpa)
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Abidali Baig
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Chanda
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Diwan Hari Singh
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Chachi
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Govind Pathak
Uday Chandra ...
Shankar
Shakti Singh ...
Captain Digantu
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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

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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.


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