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Author: Ismail MerchantRuth Prawer JhabvalaJames IvoryShashi KapoorJennifer KendalAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, 2003.
Series: Merchant Ivory collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A troubled romance laced with barbed wit and pointed melodrama and an affectionate view of the Indian film industry (aka Bollywood). A visiting English author becomes involved with a married Indian movie star; when the romance fizzles she flees to an ashram.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Musical films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Musical
Comedy
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ismail Merchant; Ruth Prawer Jhabvala; James Ivory; Shashi Kapoor; Jennifer Kendal; Z̤iyāʼ Muḥīuddīn; Aparna Sen; Utpal Datta; Nadira; Jalal Agha; Anwar Ali, actor.; Mohan Nadkarni; Subrata Mitra; David Gladwell; A Ranga Raj; Shaikh Hasan; Shankar Jaikishan (Musical group); Merchant Ivory Productions.; Criterion Collection (Firm); Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0780026772 9780780026773
OCLC Number: 53715845
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released in 1970 as a motion picture.
Special features: documentary: Helen, queen of the nautch girls ; Conversations with the filmmakers.
Credits: Director of photography, Subrata Mitra ; art director, A. Ranga Raj ; editor, David Gladwell ; music, Shankar Jaikishan ; costume designer, Shaikh Hasan.
Cast: Shashi Kapoor, Jennifer Kendal, Zia Mohyeddin, Aparna Sen, Utpal Dutt, Nadira, Jalal Agha, Anwar Ali, Mohan Nadkarni.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Contents: Special features: Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs --
"Helen, Queen of the Nautch Girls" documentry short film about the legendary Bollywood dancer --
"Conversation with the filmmakers" part of a new series of interivews with Ismail Merchant, James Ivory and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala --
Language: English mono --
Subtitles: English.
Series Title: Merchant Ivory collection.
Other Titles: Helen, queen of the nautch girls.
Responsibility: Merchant Ivory Productions ; producer, Ismail Merchant ; screenplay, R. Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory ; director, James Ivory.
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A troubled romance laced with barbed wit and pointed melodrama and an affectionate view of the Indian film industry (aka Bollywood). A visiting English author becomes involved with a married Indian movie star; when the romance fizzles she flees to an ashram.

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