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The Seventh Horse of the Sun (1992)

Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (original title)
| Drama, Romance | 1992 (India)
A man shares some lazy memories about his friend, Manek Mulla, who had a knack for telling stories. On this particular afternoon, Manek narrates a 'unique' love affair with the help of ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Manek Mullah (as Rajit Kapur)
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Shyam
Siraj Ahmed ...
Omkar
Rakesh Dhar ...
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Jamuna
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Jamuna's father
Mohini Sharma ...
Jamuna's Mother
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Roma
Ravi Jhankal ...
Ramdhan
Suresh Bhagwat ...
Zamindar
Asma ...
Jamuna's Child (as Baby Asma)
Riju Bajaj ...
Tanna
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Mahesar Dalal
Shashibala Sahay ...
Mausi
Sujata Kaango ...
Tanna's Older Sister (as Sujata Kango)
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A man shares some lazy memories about his friend, Manek Mulla, who had a knack for telling stories. On this particular afternoon, Manek narrates a 'unique' love affair with the help of different stories, various characters' point of views and the social relevance of these stories. As these stories proceed, reality mixes with fiction. Written by Rohit Mehta

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The lowest, slowest or the weakest in a group or society determines the speed or progress of the whole. The title of the movie, a metaphor as the movie itself, draws this analogy with the seventh horse pulling the chariot of the sun. See more »

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Manek Mullah: ln stories we can twist our dreams and reality to fulfil our desires. A story is a strange mixture of truth and invention,through which we see what we are, what we desire to be, What we eventually become.
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References Devdas (1955) See more »

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Among Benegal's masterpieces
4 January 2002 | by (Pasadena, CA) – See all my reviews

The movie revolves around the romantic involvement of the protagonist -- Manik Mulla (brilliantly essayed by Rajit Kapur) with three women from different strata of India's social hierarchy: the lower-caste, the middle class, the intelligentsia. The movie is consequently laid out in three parts which are excellently woven together to form a wonderful story with lyrically humorous dialog and excellent performances. Shyam Benegal's direction is flawless and one can notice the characteristic complexities he infuses into his characters. Also, typical of Benegal, is the portrayal of the family co-existing synchronously with society and the protagonist in a perpetual surrealistic state of mind. The finale will leave you dazed and in awe of Benegal's story-telling prowess.


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