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Haré Raama Haré Krishna (1971)

In the background of the rise of the International Hare Krishna movement in the 1970s, is a Montreal-based family of the Jaiswals, consisting of mom, dad, son, Prashant, and daughter, ... See full summary »

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Jasbir Jaiswal / Janice
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Prashant Jaiswal
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Shanti
Baby Guddi ...
Young Jasbir
Satyajeet ...
Young Prashant (as Master Satyajit)
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Dronacharya
Rajendra Nath ...
Toofan
Mehmood Jr. ...
Machina
Sudhir ...
Michael
Kishore Sahu ...
Mr. Jaiswal
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Mrs. Jaiswal
Mumtaz Begum ...
Shanti's Mother
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Kunki Anand
Raj Kishore ...
Sakhi (as Rajkishore)
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In the background of the rise of the International Hare Krishna movement in the 1970s, is a Montreal-based family of the Jaiswals, consisting of mom, dad, son, Prashant, and daughter, Jasbir. Due to irreconciable differences between Mr and Mrs Jaiswal, they separate, leaving Jasbir with dad, and Prashant with his mom. Eventually Prashant and his mom travel to India, leaving father and daughter behind in Montreal. Mr. Jaiswal re-marries, and brings his new wife to live in his home. Years later, Prashant has grown up to be a pilot. He has received a letter from his dad that Jasbir, who had rebelled and left home, is now located in Kathmandu, Nepal, with a group of hippies. Prashant undertakes to find his sister and hopefully get her back to the family. When Prashant lands in Kathmandu he does not find Jasbir, but instead finds Janice, who is indeed his sister with a new name. Janice has no recollection of her childhood, and is always in the company of fellow-hippies. Prashant now needs ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Praise Rama Praise Krishna  »

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" Dum Maaro Dum" had a cover version by Johnny Zee aka Taz of Stereo Nation in the album New Dawn. This was in 1995. See more »

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Referenced in Dum Maaro Dum (2011) See more »

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Ram Ka Naam Badnaam Na Karo
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Sung by Kishore Kumar
Music composed by Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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It never was about ISKON
23 April 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

You see the way people in the early seventies blamed ISKON for their radical nature which eventually was the supposed conclusion of being turned into hippies is not at all true and that is why this film is so damn important.

I am surprised that Dev Anand actually thought that a guy in mid forties would look like a guy in mid twenties. Zeenat Aman was stupendous. Mumtaz was good but the real highlighter of this film is the music of the legendary Rahul Dev Burman.........I mean WOW!! Funny thing I read about other reviews is that no one mentioned the song "phoolon ka taaron ka sabka kehna hain" I understand "Dumm Maaro Dumm" was phenomenal, why was it still is even today but the other songs were very good too.

Acting was above average, certain aspects are too melodramatic but then again keeping in mind the 1970s of India it was good, great job by cinematographer and rest of the support staffs.

I give my ratings out of 10:

Acting - 6 Story - 8.5 Screenplay - 8.5 Direction - 8 Music Dept. - 10 (since 100 out of 10 was not possible) Other Aspects - 6

Overall - 7.83 out of 10 so I round it of to 8 out of 10


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