Widowed Advocate Triloki Prasad lives a wealthy lifestyle in a small town in India with two sons, Advocate Ashok - who is married to Geeta, and Alok - who has yet to settle down in their ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alok Prasad
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Radhakumari "Radhiya"
Chhaya Devi ...
Sarju Bai Banaraswali
Asrani ...
Ganesh aka 'Ganeshi'
Manmohan Krishna ...
Maharaj Dinanath
Lily Chakravarty ...
Geeta A. Prasad (as Lily Chakraborty)
Farida Jalal ...
Sulakshana Gupta
Om Prakash ...
AdvocateTriloki Prasad
Yunus Parvez ...
Mr. Gupta
Vijay Sharma ...
Ashok Prasad
Benjamin Gilani ...
Kishan
Master Ravi ...
Alok & Radha's son
Lalita Kumari ...
Mrs. Gupta
Nadir
Rajnath
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Widowed Advocate Triloki Prasad lives a wealthy lifestyle in a small town in India with two sons, Advocate Ashok - who is married to Geeta, and Alok - who has yet to settle down in their law firm. Alok is fond of music and does enroll in classes run by Pandit Jamuna Prasad. On his return, his father asks him to accompany Ashok to their law firm and start learning to practice, which he agrees to do. Then one day Triloki finds out that Alok has not been at the firm but is instead spending time in the local slums with a former courtesan named Sarju Bai Banaraswali. He cautions Alok about this, but Alok continues to visit Sarju Bai. When Mr. Gupta approaches Triloki about taking possession & demolishing the slum area, Triloki readily agrees and with his expertise manages to sway the Court's decision in Gupta's favor. As a result, Sarju Bai and others are rendered homeless. With the fee he receives from Gupta, he asks Alok to purchase a used car for himself. But Alok purchases a ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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i love this movie!
16 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie deals with class warfare with a backdrop of music. The soundtrack of Alaap is incredibly good.There are numerous classical gems. Amitabh has never acted better in his career.He epitomises the struggling musician type to the T. Chaya Devi is sublime, not only her acting but her character in this movie is heartwrenching. Warning to all tho- this is a complete tearjerker,.,come ready with hankies..!! Rekha is good but not memorable.

9/10


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