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Shiraz: A Romance of India
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Shiraz: A Romance of India
Screening
2 September, Sunday - 5:30 PM
Venue
Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore

Shiraz tells the story behind the construction of the Taj Mahal. It’s a tale of love and undying devotion, following Shiraz, the designer of the Taj Mahal, and his childhood sweetheart, the princess who became the Empress Mumtaz Mahal – to whom the mausoleum was dedicated.

Based on the true story of the 17th-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent film was shot entirely in India with gorgeous settings, including the extraordinary fort at Agra, and features a new score from world-renowned sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar.

Director
Franz Osten
Year of Release
1928
Subject
Romance
Language
No Dialogue
Runtime
118 mins
Rating
PG
Advisory
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