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Manoranjan (1974)

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An upright beat cop, working the most notorious area of the city - the 'red light district' - desperately tries to hang on to his values in such an amoral environment. He falls for a hooker... See full summary »

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Dhoop Chhaon
Sanjeev Kumar ...
Constable Ratan 'Sheru'
Zeenat Aman ...
Nisha
Dev Kumar ...
Balram
Madan Puri ...
Police Inspector
Paintal ...
Tingoo
Asit Kumar Sen ...
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Agha ...
Man with ice-cream
Murad ...
Police Commissioner
Shefali ...
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Sabina ...
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Kamal
Dhawan ...
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Mac Mohan ...
Train passenger (as Mack Mohan)
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An upright beat cop, working the most notorious area of the city - the 'red light district' - desperately tries to hang on to his values in such an amoral environment. He falls for a hooker, and sets out to reform her. Written by ajji-2

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Chori chori solah singar karungi
Sung by Asha Bhosle
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Nice movie, but a replica of Billy Wilder's Irma la Douce
20 August 2006 | by (Delhi, India) – See all my reviews

Not a bad movie, but it clearly is as good is it is by way of being almost a scene-by-scene copy of Billy Wilder's Irma la Douce (1963) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057187/).

Sanjeev Kumar plays Jack Lemmon's role, Zeenat Aman Shirley Maclaine's and Shammi Kapoor plays Lou Jacobi's. Hotel Casanova is called Hotel Mauj! Interestingly, in copying Irma la Douce, Manoranjan became probably the first Hindi movie where prostitution was presented as a 'fun' activity without (overt) moralising and the heroine sleeps with men other than the hero and that's OK. Quite a bid ahead of the curve for an Indian comedy made in 1974.

Good fun!


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