The simple plot has the maharani (Devika Rani) fall in love with the neighbouring prince (Rai) despite her father's disapproval. It is presented as an Orientalist fantasy with a, by Indian standards, scandalously prolonged kiss. It was described as 'a sort of American romance done against an Indian background'.
Sujit R. Varma
Did You Know?
This film features a four-minute kiss between Devika Rani
and her real-life husband. See more