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Alok Prasad
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Radhakumari "Radhiya"
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Sarju Bai Banaraswali
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Ganesh aka 'Ganeshi'
Manmohan Krishna ...
Maharaj Dinanath
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Geeta A. Prasad (as Lily Chakraborty)
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Sulakshana Gupta
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AdvocateTriloki Prasad
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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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Alaap 1977 . One of my favorite classics
11 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a great masterpiece. Light Hindustani Classical beautifully rendered by Yesudas, Lata and others. On the top of it, all the relationships between different characters. Amazing performance by all stars. In one of the scenes Amitabh (as Alok) gives ride to his father in his Horse cart. There are exchange of few dialogues between both noteworthy. Amitabh is at the top performer like his 70's work like Namka Haram, Sanjog and Saudagar like he proves he is not only action hero but has other talents to show.

Rekha, Asrani, Farida Jalal and Sanjeev Kumar well supported him. One of the songs which is available on LP was dropped from movie was "Zindagi Ko Sanwarna" by Yesudas. A must see movie.. I have to admit that I have cried few times.


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