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Junoon (1979)

Set during the 1857 War of Independence, an obsessed Indian Nawab desires to wed a young Anglo-Indian woman, but the girl's obstinate mother stands between them.

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Credited cast:
... Javed Khan
... Ruth Labadoor
... Firdaus (Javed's wife)
... Javed's Brother-in-law, Sarfaraz Khan
... Lalal Ramjimal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jalal Agha ... Kader Khan
... Priest
Ismat Chughtai ... Maternal Grandmother of Ruth Labadoor
Benjamin Gilani ... Rashid Khan
Geoffrey Kendal
... Mrs. Mariam Labadoor (Ruth's mom)
... Rashid's wife
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The movie chronicles the period of 1857 to 1858 when the soldiers of the East India Company mutinied and many smaller kingdoms joined the soldiers in the hope of regaining their territories from the English. The movie is shown from the perspective of one of the leaders of the fight (Shashi Kapoor). Written by Neel V Kumar <neelvk@terway.com>

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Revolutionaries vs Imperialists
17 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

One of the best Indian films i have seen, this film was adapted by Ruskin Bond's novella "A Flight of Pigeons". Shashi Kapoor's first film as a producer, he chose the best director to direct Junoon - Shyam Benegal. Brilliant performances by Shashi Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Jennifer Kapoor and Shabana Azmi, the film won several Filmfare Awards (Indian Oscars) including the Best Film and the Best Director awards. The film based on the 1957 mutiny by Indian soldiers, the film tells about the haunting story of an English girl kidnapped by a Pathan revolutionary.


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