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Prapancha Pash (1929)

Germany/India/UK 74m, B&W, silent
Director: Franz Osten; Cast: Seeta Devi, Himansu Rai, Charu Roy, Modhu Bose

prapancha_pashA Throw of Dice is a melodrama of the highest order involving royal cousins whose love for the same woman might only be exceeded by their passion for gambling. After a failed attempt to murder Ranjit, Sohan rigs a game of dice and steals away not only his cousin’s bride, but his kingdom as well. Shot on location in Rajasthan, this is one of silent film’s most extravagant and realistic looking productions. Unfortunately, the film’s exotic location, beautiful costuming and opulent sets are wasted on the kind of screenplay that you might find in an early one-reeler (Klaus Ming October 2016).


2 comments on “Prapancha Pash (1929)

  1. Thomas Sørensen

    At least the visuals are interesting even if the story is not. It is actually a German movie played out in India.

    • Klaus

      Yeah, i agree, it was a fun movie to look at. The wildlife in particular. The story was another matter.

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