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Utsav (1984)

 |  Drama  |  23 August 1984 (India)
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Based on the circa 2nd century BCE to 2nd Century CE, Sanskrit play "Daridra-Charudatta" by the famous Indian playwright Bhasa, "Utsav" faithfully follows Bhasa's story-line. Vasantasena, a... See full summary »

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Vasantsena
Amjad Khan ...
Vatsyayan
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Anonymous revolutionary
Shankar Nag ...
Sajjal
Kunal Kapoor ...
Aryak
Anuradha Patel ...
Aditi (as Anooradha)
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Sansthanak's friend
Neena Gupta ...
Madanika
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Masseur
Harish Patel ...
Maitrey
Gopi Desai
Lakshmi Krishnamurthy ...
(as Lakshmi Krishnamurty)
Shashi Kapoor ...
Samsthanak
Shekhar Suman ...
Charudatta (as Manjunath Shekhar Suman)
Rajesh Puri
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Based on the circa 2nd century BCE to 2nd Century CE, Sanskrit play "Daridra-Charudatta" by the famous Indian playwright Bhasa, "Utsav" faithfully follows Bhasa's story-line. Vasantasena, a courtesan who dances at the King Palaka's court hides in Charudatta's house while running away from the amorous attentions of the king's brother-in-law. She falls in love with Charudatta, though he is married and penniless. They have an affair. Meanwhile, the rightful heir to the throne - King Palaka's brother - escapes from prison. While he is being pursued by the king's troops, Charudatta helps him. The king's brother-in-law strangles Vasantasena when she refuses to submit to him and leaves her for dead. When Charudatta tries to have her jewels pawned, he is arrested for her murder. What happens to him and the other characters constitutes the final part of the film. Written by Anonymous

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The first silent film of Kannada film industry was 'Mricchakatika'(Vasantsena) in 1931, starring Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay. Girish Karnad who directed Utsav is from Karnataka (South Indian state) and is well versed and a known scholar in Kannada language. See more »

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Man Kyon Behka Aadhi Raat Ko Mera Mehka
Lyrics by Vasant Dev
Music by Laxmikant and Pyarelal
Performed by Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar
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Movie portraying life of women during gupta period
16 January 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This is based on Bhas' play called mrishchakatick meaning Chariot of clay. However the name has not much significance to the play. The story is about a prostitute (prostitutes had a great respect then) Vsantsena loving a bankrupt seth Charudatta. The movie shows the greatness of Indian Culture where vastyana who wrote kamsutraa was a celibate. A prostitute was a virgin. And person who defeated the king did not accept the monarch but just got mixed up with the crowd. A champiwala became sadhu when he saw how vasantsena loved charudatta. How a Indian wife though angry give away her only ornament to save his husband. The plot is very seductive but it is the story and direction makes the movie a non erotic but a classic


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