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A Throw of Dice

A Throw of Dice (1930)

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Following up on the success of Prem Sanyas and Shiraz, director Franz Osten and star Himansu Rai team up again to spin this melodramatic romantic epic. Ranjit (Charu Roy) and the nefarious Sohan (Rai) are kings with a passion for gambling and the same woman -- Sunita (Seeta Devi). One day Ranjit bets it all in a crooked game of craps and loses it all -- his crown and his love -- and is forced to become Ranjit's slave. Eventually Sohan's evil deeds are uncovered and he is herded off a cliff by an

Jul 15, 2008

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A treat for Indian movie buffs and lovers of silent melodrama alike.

August 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
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[An] amazingly fluid silent-era Indian feature, with a breathtaking use of open air, space and lots of extras.

February 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

A Throw of Dice is a remarkable silent movie.

February 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

The story itself is nothing special, but the lush jungle setting is magnificent and it gives the film a special feeling.

July 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Osten's film, which features more than 10,000 extras and 1,000 horses, is as excessive and beautiful as any scene from Antony and Cleopatra or Ben-Hur.

August 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

Extravagantly romantic, with a stirring score by Nitin Sawhney.

August 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

Entrancing as it is exotic, silent classic A Throw Of Dice (1929) plays like a fairytale for adults.

August 31, 2007 Full Review Source: BBC.com

This silent Indian melodrama offers proof positive that America didn't have the monopoly on epic cinema in the '20s.

August 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Total Film
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