Indira (Suraiya) is an orphan brought up the strict and uprighteous Rani (Veena). Indira grows up to be a beauty and is sought by three suitors Raj (Raj Kapoor), Kundan (Al Nasir), and ... See full summary »

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Ramesh
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Pratima Devi ...
Ramesh's mom (as Protima Devi)
Murad ...
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Shambhu Dada (as Banerji)
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Shakila
Baby Anwari
Swartha
Krishna Kumar
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Indira (Suraiya) is an orphan brought up the strict and uprighteous Rani (Veena). Indira grows up to be a beauty and is sought by three suitors Raj (Raj Kapoor), Kundan (Al Nasir), and Ramesh (Suresh). Rani does not like Indira to marry into her family as both Raj and Kundan are her brothers, and she wants Indira to marry Ramesh, and as such arranges a meeting with Ramesh's mom (Pratima Devi) and finalizes the marriage. Indira does not appreciate this and refuses to marry Ramesh. Raj speaks of his love with Rani, and Rani warns him that Indira is to marry Ramesh, but also has an on-going affair with his brother Kundan. Who does Indira really love? Will she ever marry her dream man? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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she actually sings
12 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For me, the most interesting thing about this movie was that the lead actress, Suraiya, is also credited as a playback singer. This is the first time in my (admittedly limited) viewing of Bollywood films that I've encountered a star doing her or his own singing. However, checking her other film credits, she did so fairly often. She did hardly any dancing in this film, though, and sang a couple of numbers seated at a piano. I also seemed to detect a Latin influence in the music, particularly in the rhythms. (I'm reminded of an even more pronounced influence of Latin music, i.e. the nightclub scene in Shree 420.) All three of her suitors in this film are good guys, but I won't spoil the ending by divulging who does or doesn't get the girl. However both my viewing companion and myself were disappointed by the ending of the film -- which is not to say it was inappropriate for the time and melodramatic moral tone of the film. The least sympathetic character in the film is the domineering older sister, and I was hoping that Raj would have a final showdown with her, years later when he returned. Despite the serious situations in the film, the young Raj Kapoor manages to fit in some of his trademark high spirits. I would have to say this was not one of his finer films.


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