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Sharada (1957)

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Chiranjeev lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his widowed father, Kashiram, two sisters, one of who is dumb, and a younger brother. While on a trip, his friend, Mohan, falls ill due to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chiranjeev / Shekhar
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Sharada Ram Sharan
Shyama ...
Chanchal
Anita Guha ...
Padma
Agha ...
Ganesh
Gope ...
Hukamdas
Raj Mehra ...
Kashiram
Manorama ...
Lajjo
Randhir ...
(as Randheer)
Master Vinod ...
Chiranjeev's brother
Rajan Haksar ...
Gurudev
W.M. Khan
Mirajkar
Uma Khosla ...
Padma
Baby Sultana ...
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Chiranjeev lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his widowed father, Kashiram, two sisters, one of who is dumb, and a younger brother. While on a trip, his friend, Mohan, falls ill due to high consumption of alcohol, and gets treated at a Ashram. This is where Chiranjeev meets with an employee, Sharada, who lives a poor lifestyle with her widowed father, Ram Sharan, and both fall in love with each other. Chiranjeev promises to get his father's permission and return to get married to her. On the way he has an accident, he does survive, is looked after by tribal people, and after several days returns to the Ashram only to get the shocking news that Sharada is now married to a very wealthy and much older male. Devastated, he returns home and gets another shock when he finds that the male Sharada has married is no other than his very own father. He gets depressed and takes to alcohol in a big way. Sharada talks him out of this, he repents, and on her insistence, gets married to Chanchal, ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A very well acted and directed enjoyable social drama
12 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen one other movie directed by L.V. Prasad which also had Meena Kumari in the lead role. That was Miss Mary also made in 1957. Though Miss Mary was based on a more lighter mode, Sharada had a very serious social issue in its story. What happens when an adult son Chiranjeeb finds that his lady love is married to his father after he returns from a short break from home. Both Meena Kumari as Sharada, the religious hard working Asram girl and Raj Kapoor as Chiranjeeb as the son of a wealthy father played their role extremely well. Director Prasad captured the scenes of their surprise and agony in a very realistic way when they both put the truth behind the mishap. After being dejected and feeling hopeless Chiranjeeb resorted to drinking with Om Prakash providing a very well acted sidekick. The music was so so with the exception of the wonder girls Sai and Subhalakhsmi presenting a spectacular dance sequence. This is another one of Meena Kumari's tragic roles and she played those moments admirably and this is the second movie I saw after Baiju Bawara where the movie ended with Meena Kumari dying.


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