Adapted from the Sanskrit epic poem The Mahabharata, A Throw of Dice is the tale of King Sohat (Himansu Rai) and King Rajit (Charu Roy) of neighboring kingdoms, who share a passion for life, gambling, and love for the beautiful Sunita (Seeta Devi).
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Of the perhaps hundreds of silent films made in India, only about half a dozen survive. This is a great example, and with great on-location outdoor shots, not just studio scenes. Real elephants. Highly recommended.