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MIA Exhibition Series – presented by DFI

/ Feature Narrative / India / 1960 / Colour
In Urdu / Arabic, English subtitles
No Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

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In the 16th century, Anarkali is a dancing girl in the Mughal court. Prince Salim falls in love with Anarkali but his father, Emperor Akbar, forbids him to continue this affair. Salim leads a campaign against his father, is defeated and sentenced to death. Anarkali offers to sacrifice her life to save Salim and is buried alive, although Akbar allows her to escape through a tunnel unknown to Salim.