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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
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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Madhuri Dixit was the original choice for the role of Rajeshwari "Rajjo" Pathak. In fact, Javed Akhtar wrote the song "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To" keeping Madhuri in mind. However, due to scheduling conflicts she dropped out and was immediately replaced by Manisha Koirala who got the role after auditioning for the second time. See more »

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Pyar Hua Chupke Se
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Performed by Kavita Krishnamurthy
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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.


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