Ooh, I love this! It’s too bad the clips on YouTube don’t also include the scene a few seconds later, when Dilip’s character, now aged and decrepid, finally keels over and his spirit departs from his body to reunite with the vision of Nimmi dressed like a queen (and looking more beautiful than we’ve ever seen her), while she waits for him in a chariot in the clouds. I’ve seen endings like that before (quite a few, actually), but the ending to Uran Khatola is somehow beyond all of them.

P.S. Also credit director S.U. Sunny, art director V. Jadhav, and cinematographer Jal Mistry… This whole film has a truly magical look to it, not quite like anything I’ve seen before. And I enjoyed it much more than I ever expected.

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