Aasman Mahal l Prithviraj Kapoor, Surekha l 1965
Synopsis : An elderly impoverished Nawab lives in his ancestral Haveli (Mansion). A business man wants to buy it, in order to convert it into a hotel. Though financially in a desperate state, the Nawab refuses to sell his property and clings on to his old-fashioned ideals of nobility. His son, is dissolute and not of much account, but he is able to let go of the aristocratic baggage. He is in love with the daughter of the house help.
Aasman Mahal evokes other stories of a decaying aristocracy like Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard set in Russia and Lampedusa’s The Leopard set in Sicily and Premchand’s Shatranj Ke Khilari set in Lucknow.
Director: K. A. Abbas
Music: J. P. Kaushik
Main Cast: Prithviraj Kapoor, Surekha… more
Banner: Naya Sansar
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