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Junoon (1979)

141 min | Drama

Set during the 1857 War of Independence, an obsessed Indian Nawab desires to wed a young Anglo-Indian woman, but the girl's obstinate mother stands between them.
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Shyam Benegal | Ruskin Bond (story "A flight of Pigeons") | Ismat Chughtai (dialogue) | Satyadev Dubey (dialogue)
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Updated Mar 30, 1979

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Oct 1979 (United States)

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18 cast members
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Shashi Kapoor
Javed Khan Javed Khan   See fewer
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Nafisa Ali
Ruth Labadoor Ruth Labadoor   See fewer
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Shabana Azmi
Firdaus (Javed's wife) Firdaus (Javed's wife)   See fewer
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Naseeruddin Shah
Javed's Brother-in-law, Sarfaraz Khan Javed's Brother-in-law, Sarfaraz Khan   See fewer
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Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Lalal Ramjimal Lalal Ramjimal   See fewer
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Jalal Agha
Kader Khan Kader Khan   See fewer
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Tom Alter
Priest Priest   See fewer
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Ismat Chughtai
Maternal Grandmother of Ruth Labadoor Maternal Grandmother of Ruth Labadoor   See fewer
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Benjamin Gilani
Rashid Khan Rashid Khan   See fewer
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Sanjana Kapoor
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Jennifer Kendal
Mrs. Mariam Labadoor (Ruth's mom) Mrs. Mariam Labadoor (Ruth's mom)   See fewer
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Deepti Naval
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Pearl Padamsee
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Sushma Seth
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Ratings Breakdown

7.6 / 10 | 427 votes