Tells an exciting story of two Indian kings – one honest and benevolent, the other treacherous and charming, both obsessive gamblers in love with the same woman. “A rare and fascinating gem. It’s extravagantly romantic, with a stirring new music score [composed by Nitin Sawhney and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra].” (The Guardian)
“Here is a rare and fascinating gem: lovingly restored. It’s extravagantly romantic, with a stirring score by Nitin Sawhney.” (P. Bradshaw, The Guardian)
“A Throw of Dice (Starring Seeta Devi, Himansu Rai, Charu Roy and Modhu Bose) is a remarkable silent movie, a co-production between India, Germany and Britain, made in Rajasthan in 1929…The black-and-white photography is ravishing and crystal-clear in this restored version.” (Philip French, The Guardian)
A Throw of Dice has been in the British Film Institute’s National Archive since 1945, though rarely seen. In 2006, in honour of the 60th anniversary of Indian independence, the film was digitally restored.