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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Original name: Mangal Pandey - The Rising
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his British commanding officer, William Gordon. Gordon is indebted to Pandey and a strong friendship develops between them, transcending both rank and race.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, militant, fighting the system, leadership, rebelliousness, military life, military, battles, intrigue, revolution, rivalry, society, culture clash, political unrest, state affairs, breast feeding, war, heroes, soldier, resentment, imperialism, partners, unlikely partners, administration ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan

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