Merchant Ivory Productions
Writers: John Masters, Michael Hirst
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey, Shashi Kapoor
Sumptuous historical action adventure tale, set in 19th century India, based on the John Masters novel.
A straight-laced British officer (Pierce Brosnan) of the British East India Co risks dismissal, as well as death, when he decides to investigate ‘the Thuggees’, an ancient, secret sect who are responsible for horrific massacres in the name of six-armed goddess Kali.
Based on a true story.