1942 A Love Story

Feature FilmReleased Hindi

1942 A Love Story

Dir.:ected by Vidhu Vinod Chopra | Rated: U (CBFC) | 2h 38min | 15 Jul 1994


Vidhu Vinod Chopra's period film is set against the backdrop of India's freedom movement. In 1942, protests against British rule were sweeping India and Britain was responding with increasingly brutal suppression. Against this backdrop, two young people Nandu (Anil Kapoor) and Rajeshwari (Manisha Koirala) fall in love in the small town of Kasauni. Their families however, have opposing political beliefs - Nandu's father, Diwan Hari Singh (Manohar Singh), is a loyal British employee, while Rajjo's father, Raghuvir Pathak (Anupam Kher), is a revolutionary fighting against British rule. Just when their love starts blossoming, violence breaks out between the British army and the revolutionaries. As events escalate, the two are faced with difficult decisions as they struggle to stay together. This was the last film for which music director R D Burman's composed music.

Release Date
15 Jul 1994
Romance, Historical, Action
Sound Mix
Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio
2h 38min
Censor Rating

Cast and Crew

Anil Kapoor
as Nandu / Narendra Singh
Manisha Koirala
as Rajeshwari Pathak
Jackie Shroff
as Subhankar
Anupam Kher
as Raghuvir Pathak
as Abidali Baig
Danny Denzongpa
as Major Hisht (as Danny Dengzongpa)
Directed by
Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Written by
Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Sanjay Leela Bhansali,
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