|The Chess Players 1977 N/R, 129 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Satyajit Ray
Cast: Richard Attenborough, Amjad Khan, Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal, Victor Banerjee, Veena David, Farooq Shaikh, Tom Alter, Leela Mishra, Samarth Narain
Although British General Outram (Richard Attenborough) is in the area planning to annex their province to India, Indian noblemen (Sanjeev Kumar and Saeed Jaffrey) appear oblivious to events surrounding them as they spend their days and nights playing chess.
|The Deceivers 1988 PG-13, 112 min.|
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey, Shashi Kapoor, Helena Michell, Keith Michell, David Robb, Tariq Yunus, Gary Cady, Neena Gupta, Salim Ghouse
While serving in India during 1825, an agent of the British East India Company, William Savage (Pierce Brosnan), infiltrates a gang of highwaymen and finds himself succumbing to their ways and committing his own secret acts of murder.
|The Far Pavilions 1984 TV, 318 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
aka: Blade of Steel
Director: Peter Duffell
Cast: Ben Cross, Amy Irving, Christopher Lee, Benedict Taylor, Rossano Brazzi, Saeed Jaffrey, Robert Hardy, Omar Sharif, John Gielgud, Jennifer Kendal, Felicity Dean, Peter Arne, Sneh Gupta, Shayur Mehta, Parikshat Sahni
This HBO miniseries is set in 19th-century British controlled India and involves the ill-fated romance between English soldier Ashton Pelham-Martyn (Ben Cross) and the Indian Princess Anjuli (Amy Irving).
|Gandhi 1982 PG, 188 min.|
Director: Richard Attenborough
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Martin Sheen, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Ian Charleson, Saeed Jaffrey, Nigel Hawthorne, Gunther Maria Halmer, Geraldine James, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Ian Bannen
This film was a highlight of the Academy Awards, winning Best Picture, Director, and Actor (Ben Kingsley). The power and passion of Gandhi (Kingsley), who preached nonviolent resistance to British rule, is the focus as the story follows Gandhi's life from a young South African lawyer to leader of an independent India. In all, the film collected nine Oscars and was nominated for three others.
|The Horsemen 1971 PG, 109 min.|
Director: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Omar Sharif, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jack Palance, David de Keyser, Peter Jeffrey, Mohammad Shamsi, Eric Pohlmann, George Murcell, Saeed Jaffrey, Vernon Dobtcheff
An Afghani tribesman, Uraz (Omar Sharif), is physically disabled but strives to regain his macho image through horsemanship.
|The Man Who Would Be King 1975 PG, 132 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure
Director: John Huston
Cast: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey, Jack May, Karroom Ben Bouih, Doghmi Larbi, Mohammad Shamsi, Albert Moses, Paul Antrim, Graham Acres, Shakira Caine, Gurmuks Singh, Kimat Singh
Based on a Rudyard Kipling story, this film is about two British soldiers, Daniel Dravot (Sean Connery) and Peachy Carnehan (Michael Caine), who resign from the Army and travel to Kafiristan where they set themselves up as rulers in a land where they are the first White men to reside in many centuries. Problems develop when Dravot begins to believe he is really a god.
|Masala 1993 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Srinivas Krishna
Cast: Saeed Jaffrey, Zohra Sehgal, Srinivas Krishna, Sakina Jaffrey, Jennifer Armstrong, Madhuri Bhatia, Wayne Bowman, Heri Johal, Ronica Sajnani, Les Porter
The unlikely combination of an airplane crash, drug addiction, and a rebel combine to provide humor in this film about Krishna (Srinivas Krishna) who is living in Canada and refuses to return to his own country of India.
|My Beautiful Laundrette 1985 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Shirley Anne Field, Rita Wolf, Richard Graham, Colin(3) Campbell, Derrick Branche, Souad Faress, Winston Graham, Charu Bala Chokshi
Omar (Gordon Warnecke), a young Pakistani, is given a run-down launderette in London. With help from his White friend Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis), the launderette is turned into a very successful establishment. As luck would have it, a racist gang decides to ruin their playhouse and shut them down.
|A Passage to India 1984 PG, 163 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: David Lean
Cast: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers, Richard Wilson, Antonia Pemberton, Saeed Jaffrey, Art Malik, Michael Culver, Clive Swift, Roshan Seth, Ann Firbank
David Lean succeeds again in this story that takes place in 1928 when a young Englishwoman (Judy Davis) leaves for India, where she is to marry. During a visit to the Marabar caves, she is apparently raped, an event which ends in a court trial. Academy Awards were received for Best Supporting Actress (Peggy Ashcroft) and Musical Score. There were also nine other nominations, including Best Picture, Actress, and Director.
|The Razor's Edge 1984 PG-13, 129 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: John Byrum
Cast: Bill Murray, Theresa Russell, Catherine Hicks, Denholm Elliott, James Keach, Peter Vaughan, Brian Doyle-Murray, Saeed Jaffrey, Faith Brook, Stephen Davies, Andre Maranne, Bruce Boa, Serge Feuillard, Joris Stuyck, Helen Horton
W. Somerset Maugham's novel is again brought to the screen in this version of a young veteran, Larry Darrell (Bill Murray), from World War I who is searching for some meaning and goodness in his life and finds that the path is as sharp as the razor's edge.
|Sphinx 1981 PG, 117 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Cast: Lesley-Anne Down, Frank Langella, Maurice Ronet, John Gielgud, Martin Benson, John Rhys-Davies, James Cossins, Victoria Tennant, Saeed Jaffrey, Tutte Lemkow, Vic Tablian, Nadim Sawalha, Eileen Way, William Hootkins, Mark Kingston
This is a story about an Egyptologist, Erica Baron (Lesley-Anne Down), who witnesses a murder, escapes her own death, and is thrown into a dungeon, which just happens to be filled with ancient treasures.
|Staying On 1980 TV, 90 min.|
Director: Silvio Narizzano
Cast: Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson, Saeed Jaffrey, Pearl Padamsee, Fida Bai, Zia Mohyeddin, Ajit Saldanha, Habib Tanvir, Raj Bharti, Sushma Seth, Corina, Rinoo Chhoi, Dinoo Kotwal, Dwarka Prashad, Surekha Sikri
Based on a novel by Paul Scott, this made-for-TV film tells the story of an elderly British couple, Col. Tusker Smalley and his wife Lucy (Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson), living their remaining lives in a Himalayan community and clinging to the memories of all that has occurred in their lives.
|The Wilby Conspiracy 1975 PG, 101 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller
Director: Ralph Nelson
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Nicol Williamson, Prunella Gee, Persis Khambatta, Saeed Jaffrey, Rutger Hauer, Rijk de Gooyer, Patrick Allen, Joe De Graft, Archie Duncan, Helmut Dantine
Political agitator Shack Twala (Sidney Poitier) joins forces with Jim Keogh (Michael Caine) to escape South Africa's apartheid government and the police.
|1. The Chess Players (1977)|
2. The Deceivers (1988)
3. The Far Pavilions (1984)
aka: Blade of Steel
4. Gandhi (1982)
5. The Horsemen (1971)
6. The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
7. Masala (1993)
8. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
9. A Passage to India (1984)
10. The Razor's Edge (1984)
11. Sphinx (1981)
12. Staying On (1980)
13. The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
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