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1942: A Love Story (1994)

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
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Chanda
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Munna
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Gayatridevi Singh
Manohar Singh ...
Diwan Hari Singh
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General Douglas
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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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First Dolby stereo sound Hindi film. See more »

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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
Performed by Kumar Sanu
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An iconic love story.....
6 October 2016 | by (Nepal) – See all my reviews

Just like the title suggests, the film has two sides, 1942, a historic period and a love story. 1942, represents the time period when the Indians revolutionized against the British rulers for the freedom of the country, popularly know as "Quit India" movement. Many patriots sacrificed their lives during the freedom fight of the '40s. Under this backdrop, a beautiful love story has been weaved under a fabulous music of music maestro RD Burman. It was his last movie for which he won the coveted Filmfare awards for the best music director.

The film remains commendable for three strong reasons. The first is obviously RD Burman's memorable music, which was unfortunately his last masterpiece. The songs like "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To" or "Kuch Na Kaho.." remains the modern day classics. The songs get blended well with the beauty perpetuated through the superb cinematography. The lights and colors of the sets and the costumes all have a right touch for depicting the period. And the third nice aspect of the film remains the performances. Vidhu Vinod Chopra recasts Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff from his "Parinda" and they look good enough in their roles. Manisha Koirala adds beauty to the film and looks innocent. In the small roles, Raghuvir Yadav, Anupam Kher, Pran, Danny, Sushma Seth all play their roles perfect. Although the film saw some criticism and wasn't a very big success in the box office, the film is an iconic love story from '90s which has been made with an optimum care for which the film appears technically flawless.

Rating: 3 stars out of 4


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