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
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Rekha acted for the third time in Shashi Kapoor's production Film-Valas after Kalyug & Vijeyta. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha were to act togrthe, but due to Amitabh health problems, Shashi Kapoor did the role and had to gain weight for the part ( which he couldnt loose again, physicaly it affected him ) Shashi Kapoor was not in the part of cast before and a new acror Shekhar Suman was also introduced in this film. After a long time Lata Mamgeshkar and Asha Bhosle sang toghether in this film This film was delayed and it went over budjet Shashi Kapoor suffered a big lost for this film he lost very big amount of money and decided that if he makes a film, he will make a masala type of film, not good award winning cinemas again. His wife Jenifer Kendal Kapoor died during the making of this film. The good cinemas effected Shashi Kapoor's acting carear. See more
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Lyrics by Vasant Dev
Music by Laxmikant and Pyarelal
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar See more