Pakeezah (Kamal Amrohi)


Pakeezah is a beautiful, heart rending film. Passionately developed and performed, its beatific sequences are saturated with love and beauty as is the painterly mise-en-scene which adorns the set. Highlighting the film’s merits is a wonderful soundtrack which provides entertainment as well as context. Rife with layers of subtext, metaphor, and socio-cultural commentary, Pakeezah’s screenplay is quite substantive. This is a multi-faceted Indian classic.

87/100 – Excellent




About Kamran Ahmed

I have a Masters in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. I work as a freelance writer and film critic in Vancouver. My writing is primarily distributed through Next Projection, an online film journal based in Toronto.
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2 Responses to Pakeezah (Kamal Amrohi)

  1. Waadee says:

    One my favourite films!

  2. Waadee says:

    One of my favourite films!

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