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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 ...
Mandolika
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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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In this movie, Amjad Khan plays the role of Vatsyayana exploring brothels to write his much acclaimed work 'Kamasutra'. 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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Wow. how india was
3 June 2000 | by (Mumbai, India) – See all my reviews

When i saw Utsav i felt so proud of being Indian. Today ours is a conservative country but in the gupta period we were so liberal about sex. The Gupta era has been masterfully captured in this movie. The only bad thing was that the film has a slightly slow pace. The song "Man kyon behka" is excellent. The Sets are seductive and the cinematography is impressive.


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