Pakeezah

  • 1971
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama, Musical

A passionate, opulent Indian melodama, far removed from the rarefied aesthetics of Satyajit Ray. Arguably the greatest achievement of Hindi popular cinema, Kamal Amrohi's tribute to his ill-starred wife, Meena Kumari (who died of drink shortly after the film's release), rivals Sirk and Minnelli in its quasi-feminist subversion of melodramatic norms. Kumari...read more

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