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Saudagar (1973)

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Moti sells gurd in the market. He collects the raw material and takes them to an older woman, Mahjubhi, who makes exemplary gurd. Moti loves a village girl but is unable to afford to pay ... See full summary »

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Badi Bhi
Dev Kishan
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Moti sells gurd in the market. He collects the raw material and takes them to an older woman, Mahjubhi, who makes exemplary gurd. Moti loves a village girl but is unable to afford to pay for the maher (dowry/marriage expenses) to her father. So he decides to marry Mahjubhi, proposes to her, which she accepts, they marry, and she moves in with him. Moti extracts a lot of work from Mahjubhi so that he can save enough money to pay for his marriage expenses. Shortly after he saves enough money, he decides to give Mahjubhi talaq (divorce), accusing her of infidelity. Shortly after that he marries the village girl, and he goes back to his business of selling gurd. With the skills of Mahjubhi taken away, will Moti survive on his own, and will his new wife be able to offer him the support and skills in order to enable him to survive in his trade. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Amitang also acted in Main Azad Hon
19 April 2009 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

Someone said that Amitabh did not return to serious cinema again. This is not true. In 1984, Amitabh acted in a film name " Main Azad Hoon". Main Azaad Hon ("I am Azaad"), one of a very few Javed Akhtar films that Shabana Azmi appeared in, is an interesting rumination on how an ordinary - and anonymous - man can be moved to tremendous sacrifice by the plight of his fellow human beings. Javed Akhtar once said that Hollywood films are short stories while Hindi films are novels. But the characterizations and scope of Main Azaad Hon are, in some ways, more like the former. Interesting observation, given that the basic plot structure of Main Azaad Hoon is borrowed from Frank Capra's 1941 film Meet John Doe. Thankfully they haven't simply lifted the original script but have tried to work in an Indian context.


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