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Samir Yogi
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Reva
Amjad Khan ...
Shafi Ahmed Sidiqqui
Alok Nath ...
Ustad Meraj Ali
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Tara (Guest Appearance)
Moon Moon Sen ...
Pammi
Vijayendra Ghatge ...
Raja Param Singh
Beena Banerjee ...
Sharda Ahmed Siddiqui (as Beena)
Ajit Vachani
Manohar Singh
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Rewa - Tara's daughter
Ram Mohan
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Samir Niyogi lives in India and is assigned by the Government to travel to Rajasthan, evaluate a princely castle that once belonged to Raja Param Singh, take stock of all items, the condition of the building, and report back to the Government. Enroute to his destination by train, he permits a woman to enter his compartment, goes to sleep, and when he awakens finds her gone. A few days later, when he goes to the castle, he finds the very same woman cooking within the premises. When both enter the castle, he finds himself back in time and witnesses a scene that happened eons ago. When he recovers, he finds himself alone, and locked in. He breaks out and narrates this incident to his friend and local Collector, Shafi and his wife, Sharda. He does meet the woman again in the dead of night, and after showing him the way, she disappears. Then Sharda asks Samir to wear a amulet at all times as it will protect from evil spirits. He does meet the woman again, this time in the middle of the ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Gulzar and Vinod Khanna come together after about 20 years. They had worked together in 1970's in Mera Apne & Achanak. See more »

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Yaara Sili Sili Biraha Ki Raat Ka Jalna
Written by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
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A moment in life gets frozen in a desert...
28 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

For me, the film is a novel interpretation of the life in the desert of Rajasthan. Without going into the details of the story line, which I hope someone else would do more precisely, I only want to concentrate on the central character of the film Rewa performed by Dimple. She is the unfortunate younger sister of a singer. The older sister comes to sing at maharaja's palace one night when the maharaja eyes her malevolently and orders his men not to let her go out of the palace that night. The music teacher gets the clue that the maharaja is going to rape the older sister if he does not help her run away that evening. So he does that, and the cruel maharaja orders to put him and Rewa behind the bars. He would wait until the she would grow into a young woman. After spending years behind the bars she was to be 'presented' to the maharaja as she succeeds to escape… Nothing changes in the desert… She also gets frozen in a moment of time… Though not a spellbinding story, it really touches one right at heart… And Dimple played the role well… The Haridaynath's music combined with the Gulzar's lyrics unfolds the magic of the desert in Latta's and Asha's voices…


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