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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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Certificate:

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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

This was last complete film of RD Burman before his death. See more »

Quotes

Baig Saheb: All of a sudden, I am tired.
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Connections

Referenced in Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Pyar Hua Chupke Se
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Performed by Kavita Krishnamurthy
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A romantic film and a great choice for my first Bollywood hit!
14 March 2002 | by chickof80sSee all my reviews

As an ABCD (An American Born Confused Desi) I wanted to make my first Bollywood hit a memorable one...and that this movie was!

While keeping to a simple plot and common theme of love in a war-torn country, the struggles are just and portrayed more seriously than other "love during war" films...

I won't give away the terrific ending, but I will tell you that it is a happy one, and though it is common for Hindi films to have a happy ending, a love story with a happy ending never gets old, does it not?

The only thing non ABCD'ers will find odd/curious is the fact that the movie frequently took a "break" for the characters to lip-sync a song about how they felt. I liked it, but for the first five seconds I was like, "Why are we having a music video in the middle of the movie??"

Overall I give this movie 5 stars out of 4. Is it because I love any Bollywood film? Is it because I'm an ABCD? Is it because I'm a hopeless romantic? I don't know, but I highly recommend you see 1942: A Love Story!


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