Distribution

Pakeezah

Dir: Kamal Amrohi

India

1972

147 mins

PG

Play Dates

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  • South East
  • London
  • Midlands
  • Scotland
  • North
  • Northern Ireland
  • South West

Arts Picturehouse

20/10/2019

- 20/10/2019

Cambridge

BFI Southbank

06/12/2019

- 28/12/2019

Lambeth,

London

Broadway Cinema

03/11/2019

- 03/11/2019

Nottingham

David Lean Cinema

26/01/2020

- 26/01/2020

((Aspara Arts))

Croydon,

London

David Lean Cinema

07/01/2020

- 07/01/2020

Croydon,

London

Depot

05/12/2019

- 05/12/2019

Lewes

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

08/12/2019

- 08/12/2019

Dundee

Eden Court Theatre

06/12/2019

- 07/12/2019

HOME

26/01/2020

- 26/01/2020

Manchester

Hyde Park Picture House

01/01/2020

- 01/01/2020

Leeds

mac

02/11/2019

- 02/11/2019

Birmingham

Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen

22/11/2019

- 22/11/2019

Birmingham

National Media Museum

07/12/2019

- 07/12/2019

Bradford

Queen's Film Theatre

23/11/2019

- 23/11/2019

Belfast

Showroom Workstation

15/12/2019

- 15/12/2019

Sheffield

Tyneside Cinema

12/01/2020

- 12/01/2020

Newcastle upon Tyne

Watershed

08/12/2019

- 08/12/2019

Bristol

Arts Picturehouse

20/10/2019

- 20/10/2019

Cambridge

Depot

05/12/2019

- 05/12/2019

Lewes

BFI Southbank

06/12/2019

- 28/12/2019

Lambeth,

London

David Lean Cinema

26/01/2020

- 26/01/2020

((Aspara Arts))

Croydon,

London

David Lean Cinema

07/01/2020

- 07/01/2020

Croydon,

London

Broadway Cinema

03/11/2019

- 03/11/2019

Nottingham

mac

02/11/2019

- 02/11/2019

Birmingham

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

08/12/2019

- 08/12/2019

Dundee

Eden Court Theatre

06/12/2019

- 07/12/2019

HOME

26/01/2020

- 26/01/2020

Manchester

Hyde Park Picture House

01/01/2020

- 01/01/2020

Leeds

Showroom Workstation

15/12/2019

- 15/12/2019

Sheffield

Tyneside Cinema

12/01/2020

- 12/01/2020

Newcastle upon Tyne

Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen

22/11/2019

- 22/11/2019

Birmingham

National Media Museum

07/12/2019

- 07/12/2019

Bradford

Queen's Film Theatre

23/11/2019

- 23/11/2019

Belfast

Watershed

08/12/2019

- 08/12/2019

Bristol

Cast:

Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Raaj Kumar

One of the most extraordinary musical melodramas ever made and a cult classic, Pakeezah is much beloved by audiences for Meena Kumari’s breathtakingly tragic turn as the doomed Sahibjaan, who is born in a graveyard to a dying mother who was once a famed courtesan.

Taken in by her aunt she follows in her mother’s footsteps but a chance encounter leads to her falling in love with a man she cannot marry. Forbidden love, homosocial women’s space, glittering fountains, rainbows of silk and gold filigree as far as the eye can see and even some rampaging elephants – Pakeezah has it all, including an ending that punishes fear of difference and parental intervention in matters of the heart.

The film was written and directed by Kamal Amrohi who was a poet and writer and only ever made four films, with Pakeezah‘s production spanning 14 years in total. Kumari was his third wife and a famous Hindi tragedienne. Featuring one of the most famous soundtracks in Bollywood history, Pakeezah is now available to screen for the first time on DCP with subtitling by Munni Kabir.

With thanks to Tajdar Amrohi and Nasreen Munni Kabir

Play Dates

Booking Information

Telephone:
0207 636 7120

Email:
programming@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

Available Formats

DCP only

Distributor

Independent Cinema Office (ICO)

Terms

35% / £100MG + £21 print transport (per booking)

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