Burma Rani: A rare second world war film in Tamil


This rare film is representative of the war effort films that came out of Indian studios at the height of the Second World War, which occupy an important place in Indian film history.

The story revolves around a British spy ring in Rangoon (Yangon) headed by a Tamil woman named Mangalam. She keeps under surveillance the Japanese General Bakjina, who is planning a major thrust into India. Three Indian pilots serving in the British Air Force parachute into Burma for espionage work and plan their escape.

The film tries to answer the Japanese propaganda, mouthed by Bakjina in the film, "Asia for Asians" and tries to expose the imperialistic designs of Japan.

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