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Guddi (1971)

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A teenage girl will not accept her family's attempt to arrange a marriage for her, as her heart is currently too full of love for the movies and heartthrob actor "Dharmendra."

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dharmendra
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Guddi
Sumita Sanyal ...
Bhabhi
Utpal Dutt ...
Prof. Gupta
Vijay Sharma ...
Kishan
Samit Bhanja ...
Navin (as Samit)
A.K. Hangal ...
Guddi's father (as Hangal)
Asrani ...
Kundan
Aarti ...
Tara (as Arti)
Keshto Mukherjee ...
Kader Bhai
Lalita Kumari ...
Teacher
Shiraz
Mehar Banu ...
(as Meher Banu)
Ram Moorti ...
(as Rammurthy)
Chandra
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Storyline

Kusum is a quiet and simple school girl who is crazy about Bollywood movies. She thinks that in movies real life related things are shown. She is crazy about a movie-star and actor "Dharmendra" and he is her real-life hero, she will give anything to be near him. Now, she is growing but still unable to differentiate between reality of life and movie. Such is her obsession with movies and Dharmendra that she is not willing to even consider marriage with anyone other than Dharmendra himself. A young boy is deeply in love with her but the girl does not even care about him because she love that star (Dharmendra) too much. In the movie, girl's mama (Uncle) takes the help of the movie star and shows her the reality of movie making. In the end, the girl gets the points and decides to get married to the boy. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Darling Child  »

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Jaya Bhaduri was studying at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, when Hrishikesh Mukherji saw her diploma films. He called her to the principal's office and offered her the title role. Jaya had done a role in Satyajit Ray's Mahanagar. On Jaya's first day of shooting with Dharmendra, he came up to her and asked, "You are the heroine of the film? Tumhari umar kya hai [How old are you?]" See more »

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References Madhumati (1958) See more »

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Tujhe Jeevan Ke Dor [Asli-Naqli (1962)]
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi & Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal
Lyrics by Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammad Rafi
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A good lesson to those who fall in love with stars!
10 October 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

'Guddi' is another good entertainment by the vintage Mukherjee. This is the story of Kusum, a bubbly and vivacious girl who is a great film buff and whose biggest love is Dharmendra, the top film star of that time. Her uncle, Mr. Gupta, wants her to get married to a guy named Navin, and she honestly tells Navin of her real/impossible love. Her uncle decides to give her an opportunity to meet her idol, and with the help of the star himself, gets permission to visit the sets daily in order for Kusum to see what film-making is all about.

The film intelligently shows how Kusum's enthusiasm is gradually fading with every day as she gets to know more of this world. Mukherjee gives us a great glimpse into the world of cinema, and we learn a lot about it, as does Kusum. She learns that much of the action is fake, that actors are not what they are perceived to be on-screen, that they are simple people who often make mistakes, and through the character of Dharmendra, she witnesses their feelings, fears and regrets. This leads to both a great deal of disappointment and at the same time some appreciation towards the star, but she simply realises he is not what she really thought him to be.

The film is done realistically, with simple writing and normal situations. The acting is very natural. Utpal Dutt is funny and likable with his comic sense. Samit Bhanja is absolutely fantastic as Navin. Dharmendra surprisingly does not have that big a role, yet he does full justice to it. But 'Guddi' is Jaya's film all the way. Her Kusum "Guddi" is a character many would find very easy to relate to, because not once have we ourselves been in love with different artists. I myself remember falling in love with several actresses after watching certain films. The viewer may sympathise and identify with her gradual growth, and that's purely because of her natural acting and simplicity. All in all, 'Guddi' is a worthy film. I wouldn't say it's particularly great, but it's entertaining, well-made and easily relatable.


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