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Zindagi Zindagi (1972)

This movie revolves around a village hospital that was built by a generous hearted man, Choudhury Ramprasad (Ashok Kumar) who is also a patient in the hospital. The other patients include ... See full summary »

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Dr. Sunil
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Meeta Sharma
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Choudhury Ramprasad
Anwar Hussain ...
Dayaram
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Ismail
Ramesh Deo ...
Shiv Prasad
Deb Mukherjee ...
Heera
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Shyama
Jalal Agha ...
Mrinal Mukherjee ...
Kishore
Sameer Roy ...
Loknath
Master Tito ...
Babu
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Dr. Sunil's Mother
Nasir Khan ...
Dr. Mukharjee
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Mrs. Sharma
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This movie revolves around a village hospital that was built by a generous hearted man, Choudhury Ramprasad (Ashok Kumar) who is also a patient in the hospital. The other patients include Isamil (Iftekhar), Dayaram (Anwar Hussain), Ratan (Jalal Agha), and the doctor is Dr. Sunil (Sunil Dutt). Amongst the patient is a singer (Deb Mukherji), who loves Shyama (Farida Jalal) a worker in the hospital. When Meeta Sharma (Waheeda Rehman) comes to the hospital to admit her son, she meets Sunil and their romance is rekindled. In the background of the hospital atmosphere is an election in the village, which is proceeding smoothly, but causing a disturbance is Ramprasad's son (Ramesh Deo). Other supporting caste include Jagirdar, Chand Usmani, and Jankidas. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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a failed giant.....good subject but poorly made......
3 October 2016 | by (Nepal) – See all my reviews

The film pays tribute to the most respectable profession, medical. The film had one of the greatest screen pair, Sunil Dutt and Waheeda Rehman, who give powerful performances this time also. Besides, the film has brief but nice roles from Ashok Kumar, Jalaal Agha, Deb Mukherjee, and Fardia Jalaal too. Everything seems fine, but still the film doesn't work. The film was a major flop that time; and the reason seems obvious that it fails to captivate the interest. First the theme doesn't look very clear. It dwindles from caste system of the society, medical profession to a melodrama; and nowhere the focus remains sharp. There are also plenty of flaws in direction. For instance, Sunil Dutt's get up and looks remain constant despite the time period of 8 years when he grows from a student to an experienced doctor. His dialogue delivery was also constant throughout. The music and songs aren't memorable despite SD Burman's enchanting voice and music. Ramesh Dev's role was a wash out nor the cameo of Ashok Kumar was something brilliant. To appreciate, there were less of the formulaic sequences or flights from the regular '70s flick. Overall, it's such film which though had big names and a good subject still doesn't work due to the poor film making.

Rating: 2 stars out of 4


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