Pakeezah (1972)

Pakeezah
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Foreign, Musical
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ashok Kumar Actor Shahabuddin 1 1000001
Meena Kumari Actor Nargis/Sahibjaan 1 1000002
Raaj Kumar Actor Salim 1 1000003
Kamal Kapoor Actor n/a 1 1000004
Pratima Devi Actor n/a 1 1000005
Praveen Paul Actor n/a 1 1000006
Chandra Mohan Actor n/a 1 1000007
Vijay Laxmi Actor n/a 1 1000008
Kamal Amrohi Director n/a 2 2000001
Kamal Amrohi Producer n/a 3 3000001
Kamal Amrohi Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Josef Wirsching Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
DN Pai Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ghulam Mohammed Naushad Music n/a 120781 8000001
NB Kulkarni Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Synopsis
Set in Muslim Lucknow at the turn of the century, a courtesan named Nargis falls in love with Sahabuddin, the son of a North Indian aristocratic family. His father refuses to accept her. Shamed by his insults, but unwilling to return to her earlier life, the pregnant Nargis runs away and takes shelter in a graveyard; while Sahabuddin spends his days going from town to town, searching for her among the courtesan community. Seventeen years later, a book of poems that belonged to Nargis is picked up from a roadside stall by an old scholar, who discovers in it a letter ready for posting. Sahabuddin reads it and learns of his daughter. Though he comes to take her home to protect her, Nargis's daughter, like her mother, goes on to become a much sought-after courtesan.
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