Shiraz (1928)

An epic silent feature based on the story of the world’s most beautiful monument to love: the Taj Mahal.

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Alternative titles

  • Das Grabmal Einer Großen Liebe Alternative
  • Das Grabmal Einer Grossen Liebe Alternative

Introduction

Shiraz: a Romance of India is an epic silent feature based on the story of Mughal ruler Shah Jahan, his queen and the building of the world’s most beautiful monument to love: the Taj Mahal.

Rai plays the humble Shiraz, who follows his childhood sweetheart when she is sold to the future Shah Jahan. Shiraz is ultimately fated to design the queen’s iconic mausoleum.

The brainchild of star and producer Himansu Rai, this remarkable British-Indian-German co-production was shot entirely on location in India and features gorgeous settings and costumes.

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