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Mirza Ghalib (1988)

The story of the most admired poet in the History of Urdu and Persian writings, Mirza Ghalib.

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Gulzar

Writer:

Gulzar
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tanvi Azmi ... Umrao Begum
Sudhir Dalvi ... Bahadur Shah Zafar
Neena Gupta ... Nawaab Jaan
Shafi Inamdar ... Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq
Amjad Khan ... Kali Miyan
Javed Khan ... Fakir
Parikshat Sahni ... Nawab Shams-ud-din
Naseeruddin Shah ... Mirza Ghalib
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Mirza Asadullah Khan(GHALIB) is a migrant from Agra to Delhi. He stops receiving his pension thereby leasing to a never ending burden of debts. He finds it difficult in the initial phase to impress local poets with his poems. But subsequently, he becomes one of the most famous and renowned poets. The trio of Gulzar, Jagjit Singh and Naseeruddin Shah has done exceptionally well in bringing the story of Ghalib to local masses. Written by Anonymous

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Ghalib-E-Khyal

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

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India

Language:

Urdu | Hindi

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Hazaron Kwahishen Aisi
Sung by Jagjit Singh
Music composed by Jagjit Singh
Lyrics by Mirza Ghalib
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Naseeruddin Shah and Tanvi Azmi deliver in this epic TV series
17 September 2016 | by markcastelinoSee all my reviews

If you want to watch an Indian film that doesn't appear to be in fast forward, watch this one. It is perfectly paced with some outstanding performances by Naseeruddin Shah who plays the title role and Tanvi Azmi who plays his wife, Umrao Begum. We all know how good Naseeruddin Shah is but I have yet to see an Indian actress deliver with so much warmth, poise and emotion as does Ms. Azmi. Unfortunately, not knowing Urdu I missed much of the beauty of the poetry of Mirza Ghalib but yet could appreciate the acting of the two main stars and the supporting cast. Great music too which did not require an understanding of Urdu to appreciate.

I don't know the history of Mirza Ghalib so I wonder if his drinking, gambling and his affair with the courtesan were over done. If true then his wife deserves a special commendation for remaining with him, but I guess those were different times. It was a time when men ruled.


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