Film Screening: Pakeezah

Film still from Pakeezah
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An evening of cult Indian cinema

A musical delight set in the Muslim quarter of Lucknow, Pakeezah tells the story of Nargis, who grows up in a brothel with a desire to be loved and accepted by society. Considered one of the greatest films of director Kamal Amrohi, the screening is followed by a Q&A with his son, writer and director Tajdar Kamal Amohi.

Tajdar Kamal Amrohi is also the stepson of 'tragedy queen', Meena Kumari, star of Pakeezah. He is a film producer and director known for Ek Number Ka Chor (1990), Hum Sey Hai Jahaan (2008) and Duniyadari the Film (2017).

Director: Kamal Amrohi. India, 1972. In Hindi with English subtitles. 147 mins.

In association with Tongues on Fire as part of the UK Asian Film Festival 2019

The UK Asian Film Festival offers an eclectic mix of films, stimulating interviews, outstanding masterclasses, workshops, live performances, visual arts exhibitions and an annual short film competition. The festival aims to celebrate, award and reward great films, filmmakers and artists from South Asia. It also provides a platform for emerging talent.

Image: still from Pakeezah


Name: Film Screening: Pakeezah
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £12.00
Senior 60+: £10.00
Student: £8.00
Registered Unemployed: £8.00
Under 18: £8.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546