This epic romance is based on the building of the world’s most opulent monument to love, the Taj Mahal. Himansu Rai plays the humble Shiraz, who follows his childhood love when she is sold to the future emperor. Shot entirely in India, this classic film showcases lavish costumes and gorgeous settings. In 2017, the British Film Institute restored the film and added an original score by Anoushka Shankar. Now considered a treasure of its era with both large crowd scenes and tender personal moments that have withstood the test of time.
DIRECTOR: Franz Osten
CAST: Himansu Rai, Enakshi Rama Rau, Charu Roy, Seeta Devi
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Communication Arts Building, Mayer Theater