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Masoom (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Musical
A happy family goes through turbulent times because of a big mistake by one of the family members.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
D.K. Malhotra (DK)
Indu D. Malhotra
Rahul D. Malhotra
Aradhana ...
Minni D. Malhotra
Pinky D. Malhotra
Aziz Qureshi
Pran Talwar
Anila Singh
A. Kukereja
Malaviya Singh


D.K. Malhotra lives a comfortable lifestyle with his wife, Indu, and two school-going daughters, Pinky and Minni. He works in the office of an Architect. One day while the family is relaxing, D.K. gets a phone call that results in him bringing home a young school-going boy by the name of Rahul. Indu is shocked to learn that Rahul is D.K.'s son from another woman, Bhavana, who is no more. D.K. does his best to make Rahul comfortable, but fails. Rahul also feels that Indu does not really like him, though Pinky and Minni have taken to him in a big way. Finally, D.K. decides to admit Rahul in a boarding school in far off Nainital. Rahul reluctantly goes along with this new-found uncle/friend. It is when Rahul is asked to put his papers together for school that Rahul finds out that D.K. is his biological father. Watch what happens when Rahul disappears from D.K.'s house, and the impact this has on D.K., Indu, and her two daughters. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Can this boy destroy your family?


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The pillars of hindi cinema, the famous Anand Brothers (chetan, dev & vijay) their nephew Shekhar Kapoor, made his debut as actor with Dev Anand's Ishk Ishk Ishk with Zarina Wahab, Kabir Bedi, Rakesh Pandey and Baby Padmini Kolhapure, turns to direction with Masoom after dint do well as actor. See more »


In the scene where D.K. is shown at the Old Boys Meet in Nainital, the song being played in the background is "Have A Cigar" from the 1975 Pink Floyd album "Wish You Were Here", but earlier it is revealed that the meet was held in 1973. See more »


Rahul: [Rahul has accidentaly smashed his finger with the hammer and has run to Indu for a bandage]
Rahul: Mummy!
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Excellent Movie
4 March 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have watched this movie 3 or 4 times, and I am impressed with the subject matter and the way with which Gulzar has written it and Shekhar Kapur has directed it. Usually I find that most Indian movies have plots that have such one dimensional characters, but in this movie you see the evolution of the characters. For those who watch Indian movies for the lyrics as well and you haven't seen or heard the songs of Masoom, then you are truly missing something. You can't expect anything less than the best (in terms of the lyrics) from Gulzar. The music by R.D.Burman is also very touching, and appropriate for the scenes. Kudos to Naseruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi for portraying their characters with such passion. After watching this movie I felt that it is human to make mistakes, and you don't find many movies providing such moral lessons. Highly recommended to lovers of cinema.

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