Valley of pleasure

Whether it was Sahib Jan played by Meena Kumari in Kamal Amorhi’s unforgettable Pakeezah or Umaro Jaan by the lithe-footed Rekha, the tales of unrequited love and courtesans have lived on in our collective memories. It is this ethos that gets recreated through Tarun Tahiliani’s ode to the woman, who dances despite the deep pain that will reside in her heart forever.

By Asmita Aggarwal

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