One of the most extraordinary musical melodramas ever made and a cult classic, Pakeezah has it all – forbidden love, homosocial women’s space, glittering fountains, rainbows of silk and gold filigree as far as the eye can see and even some rampaging elephants.
Featuring one of the most famous soundtracks in Bollywood history, the film was written and directed by Kamal Amrohi who was a poet and writer and only ever made four films, with Pakeezah‘s production spanning 14 years in total.
With English subtitles
Singing and dancing its way into cinemas across the UK, the BFI Musicals! film season celebrates the joyful, emotional, shared experience of watching film musicals; with the biggest stars, the most iconic scenes and the best-loved song and dance numbers on the big screen.
Tickets: £6.50, £4.50 concessions, £3.50 U16s (extra 0.50p on the door)
Running Time: 145mins
Please note: Time Credits are not excepted on this screening.
Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk