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Anita Desai and Shahrukh Husain adapted Desai's novel for this comedy-drama about an Indian university teacher who encounters numerous hassles in his attempts to document the final writings of an ailing, alcoholic poet whom he idolizes. Score by Zakir Hussain and Ustad Sultan Khan.
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Anita Desai and Shahrukh Husain adapted Desai's novel for this comedy-drama about an Indian university teacher who encounters numerous hassles in his attempts to document the final writings of an ailing, alcoholic poet whom he idolizes. Score by Zakir Hussain and Ustad Sultan Khan.
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Special Features

New widescreen digital transfer; New video interviews with director Ismail Merchant and stars Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, and Om Puri; Original theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/19/2005
  • UPC: 037429202821
  • Original Release: 1994
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  • Source: Merchant Ivory
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:05:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shashi Kapoor Nur
Shabana Azmi Imtiaz Begum
Om Puri Deven
Sushma Seth Safiya Begum
Neena Gupta Sarla
Tinnu Anand Murad
Yusuf Khurram Young Poet
Nayeem Hafizka Young Poet
Veerendra Saxena Young Poet
Prayag Raaj Jain
Amjad Khan Babu's Musician
Technical Credits
Ismail Merchant Director
Paul Bradley Executive Producer
Shah Jehan Asst. Director
Larry Pizer Cinematographer
Donald Rosenfeld Executive Producer
Roberto Silvi Editor
Norma Webb Makeup
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Searching for a Word / Opening Credits [3:34]
2. A Man With a Double Life [6:07]
3. Interview With a Poet [13:04]
4. Babbling Babes [6:18]
5. A Besotted Fool [5:04]
6. Master of the Gathering [6:26]
7. True Colors [5:42]
8. Recording Nur Sahib [6:09]
9. The Courage of a Jackal [6:50]
10. India's Greatest Living Poet [4:37]
11. Testing Fate [6:13]
12. A Journalistic Circus [6:03]
13. Warding Off the Evil Eye [5:56]
14. Wasted Efforts [4:47]
15. The Pains of Love [5:36]
16. Silent Instruments [6:51]
17. The Tale of the Tape [6:06]
18. An Inevitable Exchange of Ideas [5:04]
19. The Seasons Will Change [3:46]
20. New Verses on Death [7:48]
21. End Credits [2:10]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Interviews
      Shashi Kapoor
      Shabana Azmi and Om Ouri
      Ismail Merchant
   Trailer
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