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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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. Read More