MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 17,166 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 2,227 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

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 30 Oct 2011
 
a list of 16 titles
created 21 Nov 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 20 Feb 2013
 
list image
a list of 46 titles
created 04 Apr 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 3 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... 

Pardes (1997)
Musical | Romance | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This film takes a serious look at the lives of Westernized Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in North America. Whereas Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was about NRIs with Indian hearts, Pardes is ... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Mahima Chaudhry
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A police officer adopts the son and sole survivor of a family he has massacred while pursuing a terrorist. After some time the foster son finds out what the stepfather did.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta
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
Josh (2000)
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Shah Rukh Khan and Sharad Kapoor are the leaders of the two rival gangs. Aishwarya Rai is Shah Rukh Khan's twin sister. Shah Rukh is in love with Priya Gill. Chandrachur Singh is Sharad ... See full summary »

Director: Mansoor Khan
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chandrachur Singh
Omkara (2006)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Shakespeare's masterpiece "Othello" set in modern India. A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan
Silsila (1981)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A story of love lost and found, but twisted by society's demands and conventions to appear as adultery.

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri
Dil Se.. (1998)
Drama | Romance | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The clash between love and ideology is portrayed in this love story between a radio executive and a beautiful revolutionary

Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, Preity Zinta
Mashaal (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After being dismissed from his employment as a newspaper editor, for writing against S.K. Vardhan, a influential politician and underworld don, Vinod Kumar, re-locates to the slums of ... See full summary »

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Dilip Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman
Disco Dancer (1982)
Romance | Musical | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jimmy promises to return to Bombay and become a famous entertainer so that he can exact revenge on Mr. Oberoi for having insulted and imprisoned his mother on false charges. He falls in ... See full summary »

Director: Babbar Subhash
Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Kim, Kalpana Iyer
Tezaab (1988)
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mahesh Deshmukh (Anil Kapoor) has joined the nation's armed forces as that he can honestly and patriotically serve the country. During his college days he has a run-in with fellow-collegian... See full summary »

Director: N. Chandra
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher
1942 (2005)
Action | Horror | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Kelvin Tong
Stars: Tetsuya Chihiro, Fumikazu Hara, Hiroyuki Hasegawa
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

About a doctor who treats patients with humanity (not with medicines)

Directors: Jayant Paranji, Veerabadhra Chowdhary
Stars: Chiranjeevi, Srikanth, Sonali Bendre
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

Baig Saheb: All of a sudden, I am tired.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in 3 Idiots (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Ruth Na Jana Tum Se
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Performed by Kumar Sanu
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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!


5 of 13 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:
?