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1942: A Love Story (1994)

Not Rated | | Romance, Action, Drama | 15 July 1994 (India)
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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Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Writers:

Sanjay Leela Bhansali (screenplay), Kamna Chandra (dialogue) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anil Kapoor ... Narendra Singh
Jackie Shroff ... Shubhankar
Manisha Koirala ... Rajeshwari Pathak
Anupam Kher ... Raghuvir Pathak
Danny Denzongpa ... Major Hisht (as Danny Dengzongpa)
Pran ... Abidali Baig
Chandni Chandni ... Chanda
Raghuvir Yadav ... Munna
Sushma Seth ... Gayatridevi Singh
Manohar Singh Manohar Singh ... Diwan Hari Singh
Brian Glover ... General Douglas
Gopi Desai Gopi Desai ... Chachi
Pramod Moutho ... Govind Pathak
Uday Chandra Uday Chandra ... Shankar
Shakti Singh ... Captain Digantu
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Storyline

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

15 July 1994 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

1942 See more »

Filming Locations:

Kasauli, India

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Film received 9 Filmfare Awards. See more »

Quotes

General Douglas: Hang him!
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Connections

Referenced in Loha (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Pyar Hua Chupke Se
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Performed by Kavita Krishnamurthy
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An iconic love story.....
6 October 2016 | by SumanShakyaSee 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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