It is a highly evocative film of the Russian revolution era . Capturing the vast bleak Russian landscape , its harsh beauty , the cold and the snows . This miracle despite the film being shot in Finland , Spain and Canada .
It also captures a love story . I cannot think of anyone else who could have portrayed Dr Zhivago better than Omar Sharif .
Only an actor of Sharif’s talent , his background (he is Egyptian) in the hands of the gifted David Lean one of the greatest characters of world cinema was produced .
Dr Zhivago has only grown in stature in the last almost fifty years . This epic will continue to haunt cinema goers all over the world for generations just like its breathtaking music !