Savitri (1923)

 ●  Silent ● Running Time: TBA

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Described as India's first international co- production this much-touted Madan film was shot in Rome with an Italian cast in 1923 and released in 1925. The love-is-stronger-than-death story sees Savitri (de Liguoro), the daughter of King Ashwapati and a goddess, fall for Satyavan (Ferrari) who is destined to die within a year. He is killed by a tree and his soul is gathered by the god Yama (Terribili-Gonzales) but he returns to life and there is a happy ending for the lovers.
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Did you know? Contemporary Italian critics described this movie both as a medieval legend transported to the Orient and a 1001 Nights story. It was regarded as a colourful spectacle, promoted as Italy's most 'daring' film to date. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Silent
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1
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No
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Trivia:
Contemporary Italian critics described this movie both as a medieval legend transported to the Orient and a 1001 Nights story. It was regarded as a colourful spectacle, promoted as Italy's most 'daring' film to date.

This movie's delayed release and the short running time suggest that the film may have been re-edited, losing some nudity and other 'erotic' images to satisfy the censor.