20th Bradford International Film Festival

BIFF 2014 - 27 March-06 April

In partnership with Virgin Media

Mughal-E-Azam (PG)

Director:Mehboob Khan
Country:India
Year:1957
Length:175 mins plus intermission
Language:Hindi with subtitles
Format:35mm
Cast:Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar
Certificate:
Part of:Happy Birthday, Indian Cinema!

Still widely regarded as one the greatest and most iconic of all Indian films. Set in the magnificent 16th century Mughal Court and inspired by true events, Mughal-e-Azam tells of Anarkali, a beautiful courtesan who falls in love with the young Prince Salim only to be confronted by his father, the strict Emperor Mughal who is determined to stop their love affair. Mughal-e-Azam employed a mammoth cast including the elite of thespians, and took nine years to complete as the most expensive production of its time. A mythic film that is narrated “by Hindustan itself”, it is a yearning romance that bursts into ravishing colour at key junctures.

Film source: bfi
Rights: Eros International