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Pakeezah: An Ode To A Bygone World

Meghnad Desai

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An entertaining look at one of the landmarks of Hindi cinemaMeghnad 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, KamalMoreAn entertaining look at one of the landmarks of Hindi cinemaMeghnad 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’.