Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Love and God

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     1'''Love and God''' 
     41986 141’ col Urdu 
     5d K. Asif p K.C. Bokadia, Akhtar Asif s Wajahat 
     6Mirza lyr Kumar Barabankvi, Asad Bhopali 
     7c R.D. Mathur m Naushad 
     8lp Nimmi, Sanjeev Kumar, Simi Garewal, 
     9Jayant, Agha, Nasir Hussain, Pran 
     12This often-filmed Arab love legend of Laila and 
     13her lover, released in 1986, could have been 
     14Asif’s most formally ambitious film had it been 
     15completed during his lifetime. As with his 
     16Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and in keeping with 
     17his grandiose film style, it was in the making 
     18for over a decade. When Guru Dutt, who 
     19played the lead, died in 1964, the film had to 
     20be reshot with Sanjeev Kumar in the lead. 
     21When the director died as well, the film was 
     22abandoned, then revived by his widow, Akhtar 
     23Asif, and finally released in incomplete form. 
     24The composer Naushad contributes songs such 
     25as Hame kuch raahein khuda de de, Yeh 
     26nadanon ki duniya hai yeh diwanon ki mehfil 
     27hai. Cameraman R.D. Mathur, formerly of 
     28Bombay Talkies, developed his baroque style 
     29almost exclusively for Asif’s period epics: his 
     30camera moves over elaborate desert vistas and 
     31complicated sets, including a bravura tracking 
     32crane shot lasting almost ten minutes when 
     33Qais is rejected by Laila and leaves, the whole 
     34town turning out to witness his departure.