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Mere Apne (1971)

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Anandi has been a widow for several years, living all herself in a small village. One day out of the blue comes Arun Gupta, claiming to her relative, and literally begs her to come to live ... See full summary »

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Anandi Devi / Auaji (Aunt)
Vinod Khanna ...
Shyam
Shatrughan Sinha ...
Chaino
Sumita Sanyal ...
Lata
Deven Verma ...
Niranjan
Ramesh Deo ...
Arun Gupta
Abhi Bhattacharya ...
Freedom Fighter (A Revolutionary)
Asit Sen ...
Biloki Prasad
Leela Mishra ...
Gupta's maidservant
Paintal ...
Bansi (as K. Paintal)
Asrani ...
Raghunath
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Sanju
Dinesh Thakur ...
Billoo
Sudhir Thakkar ...
Ranbir (as Sudhir Thakar)
Yogesh Chhabra
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Anandi has been a widow for several years, living all herself in a small village. One day out of the blue comes Arun Gupta, claiming to her relative, and literally begs her to come to live with him and his family in the city, which she does. Once in the city, she finds out that things are not the same as in the village, there is very little or no compassion, violence, gang-fights, and children being abused. She befriends one such abused child and attempts to bring him to the Gupta family, and she finds out that she is not welcome there anymore. She finds out that Arun had actually brought her to the city, not of pity, love or compassion, but for doing household duties, and baby-sitting, without any wages. She moves out and lives in a broken-down structure with the homeless child, hoping and waiting that someday, someone will actually come for her, and claim her as family. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Koi Hota Jisko Apna
Lyrics by Gulzar
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sentimental
14 December 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

not many people of my age unfortunately have seen this movie........

This movie teaches us to respect the older generation...the character around which the story revolves is anandi who is a widow and is abandoned by her family until the day when arun Gupta arrives(he is related to her through her husband's side) and takes her into the city(of course, from the village).

unfortunately for anandi her life turns upside down when she realizes that arun and his wife have brought her into the city life not out of respect or concern but because of their own cheap motives.....all they want anandi to do is to work as an ayah just because she is old and is indebted to them for keeping her. Then comes along the street rowdy class of young men who just make enemies among themselves and show their superiority over one another.

but anandi teaches them the virtues of humility and respect......... the movie also comes packed with a great song-koi jota jisko ......


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