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Ishwar is a simple-minded and honest young man, devout and religious, he cares for everybody. He meets with a young widow with a son and marries her. This story is about him and his trials and triumphs.

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Ishwarchand Vishnunath Brahmanand
Vijayshanti ...
Lalita
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Masterji (Guest Appearance)
Asha Sachdev
Bharati Achrekar
Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Agha
Shammi
Jayshree Gadkar
Vinod Mehra ...
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Rakesh Pandey
Kamal Joshi
Anita
Sukanya
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Ishwar is a simple-minded and honest young man, devout and religious, he cares for everybody he comes in contact with. But alas nobody really likes him and think him as mentally retarded. Living an unconventional life, he takes pity on a widow named Lalita, with a young son, and marries her, much to the shock of the community. Ishwar now has a monumental task, to look after his new bride, and ensure his step-son gets the required education and skills to fend for himself. Will the community let Ishwar succeed? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Raj Kapoor wanted to direct the film after seeing the South Indian version. He wanted to take Kamal Hassan in the lead role. Unfortunately, Kamal Hassan had already given the go ahead to K. Vishwanath the go ahead to make with Anil Kapoor. See more »

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Anil Kapoor at his very best!
15 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

One of the many 'career' defining roles from Anil Kapoor and one of the best in hindi cinema in general... The movie was supposed to be directed by Raj Kapoor to start with, but the moment never came as the Raj Kapoorji passed away... But the great K Viswanath(the one who directed the original Swathi Muthayam) took over and recreated the magic and delivered a classic! The character of EEshwar was right out of Raj Kapoor's books and as originally perceived by him.Those who have seen the movie would notice the way K Viswanath pays his tribute to Raj Kapoor at the start of the movie just as the R K Films have it. Anil Kapoor once again reminds of Raj Kapoor in this character portrayal, just as he did it with Woh Saat Din...At the same time, the displayed the part of a mentally challenged person as good as anybody has done it before and something which was associated with Sanjeev Kumar(Khilona). The movie is full of classic moments, the best one being the climax where the "tulsi" is what Anil wants to take with him! Great performance by Vijayashanti and she deserves an applause too. good support by Saeed Jaffrey, Gulshan Grover and others.

10 out of 10.


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