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Amar (1954)

 |  Romance, Musical  |  1954 (India)
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Anju Rai lives a wealthy lifestyle with her widowed dad in a palatial house. She is now of marriageable age, and her dad has arranged her marriage with Advocate Amarnath. Both Anju and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anju
Nimmi ...
Sonia
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Advocate Amarnath
Jayant ...
Sankat Chhaila
Ulhas ...
Rai Saheb Mohanlal (as Ullhas)
Mukri ...
Advocate (as Muqri)
Husn Banu ...
(as Husnbanoo)
Amar
Siddiqui
Murad ...
The Judge
Pande ...
(as Pandeji)
Haroon
Agha Miraz ...
(as Agha Mehraj)
Shakeel Nomani ...
(as Shakeel Naumani)
Shahin
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Anju Rai lives a wealthy lifestyle with her widowed dad in a palatial house. She is now of marriageable age, and her dad has arranged her marriage with Advocate Amarnath. Both Anju and Amarnath meet and fall in love with each other. Shortly before their formal engagement, Anju notices a change in Amarnath - as he appears to be drifting further from her. Then he decides to demolish his house and re-built it, and also refuses to go near any Mandir - either alone or in Anju's company. When part of the house collapses, he is injured, but recuperates quickly. It is then the town is set afire with rumors that Amarnath may have sexually molested a village belle named Sonia, who sells milk, lives a poor lifestyle with her widowed dad, cruel step-mother, and is to be married to the village goon, Shankar. Watch what happens when Shankar gets killed, and Sonia is arrested for killing him. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Also Known As:

I seirina tis vomvais  »

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Khamosh Khevan Haar Mera
Music by Naushad
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
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Amar(1954)
30 April 2008 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

A misunderstood classic brilliantly shot in b/w in a style reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock.Possibly many are baffled by the way the story is churned out but it follows a definitive pattern leading to the poetical climax.Excellent use of the temples highlightens the subjects of rape and unmarried mothers.Definitely a thinking film though the frequent songs may seem absurd.Madhubala and Nimmi are outstanding.Dilip Kumar's acting has been misunderstood because his role is opposite to the usual tragic,heroic types he is known for.But the depth he takes his character into is amazing.I rate his acting in this film as the most sophisticated of his career.The music and songs are above average and the script is good.The supporting cast is strong and all excell in their roles.As in all Mehboob films the message here is the downtrodden in society,here a victim of rape left to the mercies of a bigoted community.This film will be hailed in the future because it's message and style was too complex for its time.


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