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Bhumika: The Role (1977)

 -  Drama  -  11 November 1977 (India)
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Coming from a poor and destitute family, Urvashi is encouraged by her mother, Shanta (Sualbha Deshpande) to be on more than friendly terms with a much older male, Keshav Dalvi (Amol Palekar... See full summary »

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Anant Nag ...
Rajan
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Sunil Verma
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Vinayak Kale
Amol Palekar ...
Keshav Dalvi
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Film producer
Sulabha Deshpande ...
Shanta
Baby Ruksana
B.V. Karanth
Dina Pathak ...
Mrs. Kale
Mohan Agashe
Kusum Deshpande
Rekha Sabnis
Baby Bitto
Savha Bajaj
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Coming from a poor and destitute family, Urvashi is encouraged by her mother, Shanta (Sualbha Deshpande) to be on more than friendly terms with a much older male, Keshav Dalvi (Amol Palekar). Keshav takes a liking to young Urvashi, and encourages her to explore her talents in films, which she does, and does gain popularity, starting as a singer, than accomplishing herself as an actress/singer. She decides to marry Keshav, only to be discouraged by her own mother, but she is strong-willed, and does marry him. She has a baby girl after the marriage, but feels stifled and oppressed with Keshav, and has affairs with her co-star Rajan (Anant Nag), a film producer, Sunil Verma (Naseeruddin Shah), but ends up dissatisfied. Then she meets wealthy Vinayak Kale (Amrish Puri), and decides to settle down with him, little knowing that he is already married to another woman, and also has a son. By the time she finds out it is too late, she has already been accepted in his household, and any woman, ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Serious dramatic tone
9 April 2000 | by See all my reviews



Seemingly based on a true story of a girl in India who becomes a movie actress without a strong drive to do so. She has a harsh mother and other problems in her life.

THE ROLE is like an American TV movie in that the story telling is a bit bland. The subtitles are easy to read. The lead actress has deep dark Indian beauty.

As with many India movies there are not many cuts to close-ups during dramatic exchanges -- just static two-shots.

The acting was above average.


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