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:
Sumita Sanyal ...
Utpal Dutt ...
Prof. Gupta
Vijay Sharma ...
Samit Bhanja ...
Navin (as Samit)
A.K. Hangal ...
Guddi's father (as Hangal)
Asrani ...
Aarti ...
Tara (as Arti)
Keshto Mukherjee ...
Kader Bhai
Lalita Kumari ...
Mehar Banu ...
(as Meher Banu)
Ram Moorti ...
(as Rammurthy)


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

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Drama | Comedy | Family





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1 January 1971 (India)  »

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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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Bole Re Papihara
Sung by Vani Jairam
Music composed by Vasant Desai
Lyrics by Gulzar
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Story of a girl who fell in love with a moviestar...
8 February 2002 | by (Dubai) – See all my reviews

Vintage Hrishikesh Mukherjee...

A classic movie, now etched in the hall of fame of Indian cinema, of how a schoolgirl falls in love with a man she sees in the movies...

Dharmendra plays the part of the movie star with's almost like he's playin himself...Utpal Dutt once again shows his knack for humor...

But, it's Jaya Bhaduri ( Now Mrs.Bachchan ) who steals the show.This was her breakthrough into mainstream cinema, and she does it like a pro...showing that she was a force to reckon with during those days...

Rating - Whopping 9/10

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