A historical romance set in the Mughal Empire. Selima (Enakshi) is a princess-foundling raised by a potter and loved by her brother, Shiraz (Rai). She is abducted and sold as a slave to ...
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A historical romance set in the Mughal Empire. Selima (Enakshi) is a princess-foundling raised by a potter and loved by her brother, Shiraz (Rai). She is abducted and sold as a slave to Prince Khurram, later Emperor Shah Jehan (Roy), who falls for her, to the chagrin of the wily Dalia (Seeta Devi). When Selima is caught with Shiraz, the young man is condemned to be trampled to death by an elephant. A pendant reveals Selima's royal status and she saves her brother, marries the prince and becomes Empress Mumtaz Mahal while Dalia is banned for her machinations against Selima. When Selima dies (1629), the emperor builds her a monument to the design of the now old and blind Shiraz, the Taj Mahal. The film contains a number of passionate kissing scenes.Written by
Sujit R. Varma
In 2017, the film received a restoration from the original camera negative and a preservation film master by the British Film Institute, with a new music score composed by Anoushka Shankar. See more »
When Selima is robbed by the slave traders, Shiraz wrestles with one of them. The other one sneaks up behind him and knocks him down. Shiraz wears a turban. However, when he is knocked down, he suddenly does not wear one. See more »