Pakeezah is not just a film; it is the life of a couple that loved, parted ways and came together for it. People grew old in the process, some died, some were on the verge of dying but eventually it was made. It had to be made.
Exquisite and essential Bollywood ! A devastating film about a woman that has no place in society, but a the same time, such a otherworldly quality, it makes me dream, like Pakeezah, of a possible world, and makes me dance, and cry, and scream like a girl. Oh Pakeezah, maybe in the afterlife, maybe on the moon... ‘Rare is the connoisseur who appreciates such a flower’.