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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 Sen ...
Senior Constable
Agha ...
Man with ice-cream
Murad ...
Police Commissioner
Shefali ...
(as Shaifali)
Sabina ...
(as Sabeena)
Kamal
Dhawan ...
(as Dawan)
Kitty ...
(as Kitty)
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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11 January 1974 (India)  »

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Dulhan maike chali
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar and chorus
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Golden hearted cop meets prostitute
4 April 2004 | by (Kolkata, India) – See all my reviews

Sanjiv Kumar plays a constable who falls in love with Zeenat Aman, a prostitute. The result is hilarious. This is one of the few Hindi movies which acknowledge the source. In this case the source being Irma La Douce, probably the Billy Wilder movie, not the play written by Alxandre Breffort. Sanjiv Kumar is brilliant as usual. He seems eminently comfortable in comic roles. Zeenat Aman is stiff as usual, but manages to look quite attractive, and naughty. The studio set used is not naturalistic enough but it does not hamper the illusion. One brilliant scene is where Zeenat's room is searched by several policemen. Sanjiv Kumar, as the Nawab, is superb. Shammi Kapur proves to be quite a good director. Its a pity he does not give us more. The film was famous for its 'adult' content. It was famous, but no phenomenon like Sholay.


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