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9789350293690 60ba38a001dbdd61a20dee00 Pakeezah https://cdn1.storehippo.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60bdf2c1a52cf32d3364b65d/webp/9789350293690.jpg Meghnad Desai tracks the film's tortuous journey and reveals fascinating little-known aspects of it. He foregrounds the craftsmanship perseverance and perfectionism of its maker Kamal Amrohi who would wait weeks for the perfect sunset. Desai sees the film as a 'Muslim social' set in a 'Lucknow of the Muslim imagination' as a woman-centric film with a dancing heroine at a time when they were a rarity and above all as a film that harkes back to an era of 'nawabi culture with its exquisite tehzeeb' a world that is lost forever. Pakeezah: An Ode to a Bygone World is a fitting tribute to a film that Meghnad Desai calls 'a monument to the golden age of Hindustani films'. 9789350293690
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Pakeezah

ISBN: 9789350293690
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  • ISBN: 9789350293690
  • Author: Desai Meghnad
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 160
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

Meghnad Desai tracks the film's tortuous journey and reveals fascinating little-known aspects of it. He foregrounds the craftsmanship perseverance and perfectionism of its maker Kamal Amrohi who would wait weeks for the perfect sunset. Desai sees the film as a 'Muslim social' set in a 'Lucknow of the Muslim imagination' as a woman-centric film with a dancing heroine at a time when they were a rarity and above all as a film that harkes back to an era of 'nawabi culture with its exquisite tehzeeb' a world that is lost forever. Pakeezah: An Ode to a Bygone World is a fitting tribute to a film that Meghnad Desai calls 'a monument to the golden age of Hindustani films'.

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