A Throw of Dice (1930) - Rotten Tomatoes

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 indignant mob, led by Ranjit. Sunita and Ranjit are reunited, capping their bliss with a big passionate kiss. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for A Throw of Dice

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

August 31, 2007 | Rating: 4/6 | Full Review…

[An] amazingly fluid silent-era Indian feature, with a breathtaking use of open air, space and lots of extras.

February 21, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A Throw of Dice is a remarkable silent movie.

February 21, 2014 | Full Review…

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

July 26, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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…

Extravagantly romantic, with a stirring score by Nitin Sawhney.

August 31, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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