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1942 a Love Story [DVD] [1994]

Anil Kapoor , Jackie Shroff , Vidhu Vinod Chopra    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa
  • Directors: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, Import, PAL
  • Language: English, Hindi
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Eros International
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Feb 2003
  • Run Time: 158 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008N719
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,327 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love & Laughter 2 May 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I first saw this movie as a child, and I was so taken with Anil Kapoor in the scene where he sings *that* song on huge bed wearing red satin pyjamas that I had to go out and buy myself piar!
This is such a beautiful story. Based in partition times, it recognises the struggles in post colonial India but weaves into it a thread of love and laughter. Fantastically innocent, this Bollywood love story is far removed from the tacky rebditions that currently grace our screen.
An engaging and enjoyable sound track follows Anil Kapoor as he rides through Bombay onhis bicycle in search of love. Some stunning footage and a grim reminder of the effects of political upheavals.
Worth watching.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Star peformance from Anil Kapoor & Manisha 10 Jan 2006
By A Customer
Format:DVD
This is a great movie (despite the strange & wonderfully overacted role of Brian Glover which will give British viewers a surprise). The character played by Manisha Koirala (the heroine) is beautifully portrayed, as are the roles played by Anil Kapoor (the hero) and Anupam Kher (father of the heroine). About half way through the movie there is a big gear shift, as the story moves from the typical Bollywood love story into something more political, as the freedom fighters plot to assassinate the British General. The movie ends in dramatic style as the hero prepares to sacrifice himself for the greater good of the emerging India...but who knows what will happen next? There are similarities in content and style with Mani Ratnam's 'Bombay' (1995) in which Manish Koirala also stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely songs and beautiful cinematography 13 May 2010
By Z Hayes - Published on Amazon.com
"1942: A Love Story" stars Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala in the lead roles, with other notable names such as Jackie Shroff, and Anupam Kher. The setting is India in 1942, a rather volatile time when India was still under British rule and where there were basically two factions - the Indians that supported the colonialists and those that were rallying for liberation. In this context, a pair of young lovebirds find themselves torn apart by politics - Naren Singh (Anil Kapoor) comes from a prominent family and his father is a British lackey, whilst Rajeshwari (Manisha Koirala)'s father is actively involved in anti-British activities. The story focuses on the choices this young couple make and the consequences.

One of the highlights of this movie is the lovely score and the beautiful, poetic songs such as Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To, Pyar Hua Chupke Se, Kuch Na Kaho, and Rim Zim Rim Zim. The cinematography is beautifully done and the main actors deliver credible performances. This is another title I'd like to see released in Blu-Ray.
5.0 out of 5 stars bad item!!!! 14 Jan 2014
By Neha Patel - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this movie and the songs too, BUT the cover/box says English subtitles and when I play the movie, THERE IS NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES, the songs also don't have English subtitles!!!!
4.0 out of 5 stars Romantic values and ideals that should be kept as part of our lives! 28 Dec 2013
By Yara de Céspedes - Published on Amazon.com
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Loved the music, the location and the story! The cast is full of great Hindustani actors. I have become addicted to Bollywood!
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible sound and video quality. Appears to be fake 29 Jun 2013
By Aliya Prasla - Published on Amazon.com
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This DVD appears to be fake. Watch out of this cheap DVD. Both sound and video quality is horrible on my 1080P HD TV. Beware o of this seller.
4.0 out of 5 stars this had been on my wish list for a while 30 May 2013
By Vijaya Sridharan - Published on Amazon.com
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best: songs, Manisha Koirala and Anil Kapoor are very watchable.
on the other hand: characters have no depth, all good or all bad.
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