As Pandit Shyam Sunder prayed in Bhagwan Shivji's temple on the occasion of Janamashtami, his wife gives birth to a daughter, Rupa, and passes away, leaving her child to bear the brunt of ... See full summary »
As Pandit Shyam Sunder prayed in Bhagwan Shivji's temple on the occasion of Janamashtami, his wife gives birth to a daughter, Rupa, and passes away, leaving her child to bear the brunt of being an ill-omen. Years later, Rupa burns her face from a frying pot, thus disfiguring the right side of her face completely, so much so that when she matures, the scar being so hideous, that no one in the village nor surrounding area wants to marry her. Then an Engineer named Rajeev arrives from Bombay, he approaches Shyam Sunder to seek his permission and blessings, so that he can marry Rupa. Protesting strongly, Rupa is asked to marry Rajeev and re-locate to his house. When Rajeev finds out that his wife is disfigured, he refuses to have to do anything with her. Then one day when he returns from a trip out of town, he is told that Rupa is expecting his child. Watch what impact this has on Rajiv and what he does to expose Rupa in the community. Written by
Raj Kapoor the oldest of the Kapoor Clan, had a sublime message in every movie he made and God bless his soul. He made some great movies. The narration by Raj Kapoor (anouther great narrating voice is of Amitab Bachchan,) at the beginning is an enchantingly concise meaning of Satyam (Truth,) Shivam (Godliness,) and Sundaram (Beuty). The Story is poignant but not realistic. Sashi Kapoor, was an accomplished actor and producer on his own-albeit he was not in the same caliber as his older brother. He was more a looker than an actor. He does rise to the occasion as his acting in a few of the wedding scenes. Zeenat Aman, I should say was very bold in accepting this role since it called for few breaking scenes in the Indian Cinema. Raj kapoor, had respect for women more than any Producer of his times and he was very particular in how they were depicted in his movies. He had a sensuous way of relating, but the length of the movie took away much of that sensuality and ended as being overdone and more half-clad than seductive.The dream sequence is visual fantasia and one to be preserved for the latter day producers and art directors.The movie failed because it was too twisted-and repetitive so much so he lost the audience after the wedding.The flood scene is amazingly well shot. This was also the period when he changed his music directors from Shankar-Jaikishan to Laksmikant-Pyarelal-Both great Music teams but there were songs too many. Raj Kapoor believed in giving the audience most for their money-with incredible locations,ornate Sets, elaborate song&dance numbers, but the trusted formula did not work for him in this movie.
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