Pakeezah (Pure Heart) (Pure One) (The Pure)
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Pakeezah (Pure Heart) (Pure One) (The Pure)
Over ten years in the making, Pure One (or Pakeezah as it was originally titled in India) is the melodramatic tale of the downfall of a North Indian courtesan involved in a tragic relationship with a wealthy young man. It is also an homage to director Kamal Amroshi's alcoholic wife, the noted actress Meena Kumari who died shortly after Pakeezah's completion. Her battles with alcohol were part of the reason it took so long for the film to be made. Financial difficulties were also a factor. Lovingly photographed and containing exquisite song and dance sequences that complement the… More