Jaffrey, Saeed 1929-
Most widely held works about Saeed Jaffrey
Most widely held works by Saeed Jaffrey
Gandhi ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British.
My beautiful laundrette ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 925 libraries worldwide
Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths--Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches.
Rudyard Kipling's The man who would be king ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
Two 19th century British adventures travel to Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan, in hopes of amassing immense personal wealth.
Shatranj ke khilari Chess players ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Urdu and Hindi and held by 401 libraries worldwide
The kingdom of Oudh has a gently decadent Nawab (king), who is busy being a poet, composer, singer, dancer, and choreographer, but not a ruler. Mirza and Mir are old friends, living in the capital city off ancestral wealth and taxes on their lands. As the king is obsessed with his artistic endeavors, the friends are obsessed with shatranj (chess). In 1856, the East India Company sends General Outram, the British Resident of Lucknow, to take over the kingdom, under the charge of misrule. The king dithers, the friends play chess. British troops march into the city; the king surrenders without a fight, and the friends remove to a distant village so they can play in peace.
The Inspector Lynley mysteries. 2, Deception on his mind ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
This new series of four mysteries includes: Playing for the Ashes, In the Presence of the Enemy, A Suitable Vengeance, and Deception on His Mind.
Staying on ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Retired Indian army colonel Tusker Smalley and his wife, Lucy, made the decision to stay on in India after the British withdrew in 1947. They have since resided peacefully in a bungalow annex of the run-down Smith Hotel. But their peace is about to be disturbed by the hotel owner whose plans for the hotel - and thier bungalow - will permanently change one corner of India that has remained forever England.
Masala ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
A black comedy about the god Krishna, summoned to earth by an old woman, a young ex-junkie named Krishna who is coping with the death of his family in a plane crash, and what happens when their paths cross.
The courtesans of Bombay ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Hindi and English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Pavan Pool is an enclosed area of Bombay where the city's singing and dancing courtesans ply their trade. Crammed tenements house thousands of men playing up to the camera as they seek out forbidden pleasures - and the courtesans themselves, who appear more as entertainers than sex workers. It shows how young girls are groomed in the arts of singing, dancing, and by inference, seduction. The film is about a tradition with a special place in Indian society: the entertainment of paying customers - always men - by songstresses and dancers who perform in the classical Hindustani styles of the ancient "nautch" girls.
The deceivers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
India, 1825: the country is being ravaged by cult members known as Thugees or "The Deceivers", who commit robbery and ritualistic murder. Appalled by their activities, English Captain William Savage undertakes the hazardous task of going undercover as a 'Deceiver' in order to infiltrate their ranks. He is at constant risk of betrayal and vengeance and undergoes a disturbing psychological transformation as he experiences the cult's bloodlust firsthand.
Hullabaloo over Georgie and Bonnie's pictures ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
In India, a young Maharaja, Georgie, and his sister, Bonnie, possess a collection of Indian miniature paintings. Two art collectors try to scam the artwork out of the Maharaja's hands while the collection's curator works both sides against each other.
Saeed : an actor's journey by Saeed Jaffrey ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Autobiography of Saeed Jaffrey an actor from India.
Shatranj ke khiladi ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in Urdu and held by 63 libraries worldwide
This colourful period drama about colonialism and indigenous culture is set in 1856 at the court of Wajid Ali Shah in Lucknow, the capital of Oudh. It features two parallel narratives: the first shows the interminable games of chess played by two hookah-smoking zamindars; the other dramatises the conflict between Wajid Ali Shah and General Charles Outram who represents Lord Dalhousie's treacherously implemented annexation policies. Wajid Ali is shown as a politically weak figure who surrenders to the British without a fight.
Chicken tikka masala ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
When Jimi arrives home from medical school, he is surprised to find himself in the middle of his own arranged engagement party. What his family doesn't know is that Jimi is gay - and his boyfriend is furious.
Dil ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in Hindi and held by 38 libraries worldwide
At college, cute, cocky guy (Raj) gets blown off by a beautiful, rich girl (Madhu) and instantly sparks fly between them. They argue, fight and eventually this clash turns into love.
The Deceivers ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
William Savage, an official of the British East India Company, exposes the barbaric Thuggees by infiltrating them in nineteenth-century India.
The Jewel in the crown ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
This television mini-series is set in India and begins in 1942 with the rise of the Indian independence movement. It covers a period of internal struggle to free India from British rule during the war and later, with the departure of the British, a time of terror and violence as Muslim and Hindu factions struggle for power. The Jewel in the Crown is also a story of the men and women whose lives were irrevocably affected by this upheaval.
The Wilby conspiracy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
A South African revolutionary and a British engineer aid one another in escaping the South African secret police.
Masoom ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in Hindi and held by 26 libraries worldwide
D.K. Malhotra is living happily with his wife Indu and two daughters until he gets a call from a boarding school to come and fetch his son. Replying that he has no son but later realising that the boy Rahul is the fruit of a brief affair he had with the terminally ill Bhavna. Since Bhavna is dead, the couple is forced to adopt the boy shattering their peaceful life. At the end, Indu accepts the boy.
Shatranj ke khiladi ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in Urdu and Hindi and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Set in 1856 at the court of Wajid ʻAli Shah in Lucknow, the capital of Oudh. Features two parallel narratives: the first shows the interminable games of chess played by two hookah-smoking zamindars; the other dramatises the conflict between Wajid ʻAli Shah and General Charles Outram who represents Lord Dalhousie's annexation policies. depicts Wajid ʻAli Shah as a politically weak figure who surrenders to the British without a fight.
The killing kind ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Jon is an ideal employee: neat, efficient, and conscientious. The torture he inflicts is effective and the kills are swift. Mentored by his tattooed boss, the only thing asked of Jon is total loyalty. But something happens ... and for the first time Jon lets his emotions effect his job. Now the tables are turned as the boss and the hitman face off in the most dangerous kind of business transaction.
Action and adventure films Actors Adventure and adventurers Afghanistan--Nūristān Biographical films Biography British Chess Chess players Comedy films Comedy films Detective and mystery television programs Drama East India Company England--London Epic films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Gandhi,--Mahatma,--1869-1948 Great Britain Historical films History Hotel management Hotels India India--Lucknow India--Oudh International relations Jaffrey, Saeed,--1929- Kipling, Rudyard,--1865-1936 Landowners Lynley, Thomas (Fictitious character) Motion picture actors and actresses Nationalists Outram, James,--Sir,--1803-1863 Pakistanis Political science Premacanda,--1881-1936 Retired military personnel Scott, Paul,--1920-1978 Self-service laundries Statesmen Thugs (Indic criminal group) Treasure troves Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wajid ʻAli Shah,--King of Oudh,--1821-1896 Women--Sexual behavior Youth
Saeed Jaffrey, 1929-
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