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A historical romance set in the Mughal Empire. Selima (Enakshi) is a princess-foundling raised by a potter and loved by her brother, Shiraz (Rai). She is abducted and sold as a slave to ... See full summary »

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Franz Osten

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William A. Burton, Niranjan Pal (play)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Himansu Rai Himansu Rai ... Shiraz
Charu Roy Charu Roy ... Emperor Shah Jehan
Seeta Devi ... Dalia
Enakashi Rama Rao Enakashi Rama Rao ... Princess Selima
Maya Devi Maya Devi ... Kulsam
Profulla Kumar Profulla Kumar ... Kasim
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A historical romance set in the Mughal Empire. Selima (Enakshi) is a princess-foundling raised by a potter and loved by her brother, Shiraz (Rai). She is abducted and sold as a slave to Prince Khurram, later Emperor Shah Jehan (Roy), who falls for her, to the chagrin of the wily Dalia (Seeta Devi). When Selima is caught is Shiraz, the young man is condemned to be trampled to death by an elephant. A pendant reveals Selima's royal status and she saves her brother, marries the prince and becomes Empress Mumtaz Mahal while Dalia is banned for her machinations against Selima. When Selima dies (1629), the emperor builds her a monument to the design of the now old and blind Shiraz, the Taj Mahal. The film contains a number of passionate kissing scenes. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Release Date:

21 October 1929 (Finland) See more »

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Das Grabmal einer großen Liebe See more »

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Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Courtly Love and intrigue..timeless!
22 August 2018 | by JaszsSee all my reviews

Free binge courtesy of IMDB & loved it..more moved than I thought I would be and Anoushka Shanka really adds to the the film like all great film music.


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