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The Seventh Horse of the Sun (1993)
"Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  October 1993 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajit Kapoor ...
Manek Mullah (as Rajit Kapur)
Raghuvir Yadav ...
Shyam
Siraj Ahmed ...
Omkar
Rakesh Dhar ...
Prakash
Rajeshwari Sachdev ...
Jamuna
Anang Desai ...
Jamuna's father
Mohini Sharma ...
Jamuna's Mother
Himani Shivpuri ...
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 best film by Shyam Benegal
19 April 2005 | by (Hyderabad, India) – See all my reviews

I don't usually write reviews on films, whether I have liked the movie or not, but when I tried to search the best film I have ever seen I was shocked to notice that there was only one review for this movie and to add more to it the rating of this movie which probably should have been higher.

Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda title comes from the story of the seventh horse of the Sun's chariot, which is the weakest and youngest of the horses but goes on to become the driving horse of the chariot. The movie is about love seen from men's perspective at different situations.

The film is presented as a flashback of an artist, Raghuvir Yadav, who remembers the master raconteur Manik Mulla (Rajit Kapoor). In Allahabad, every evening, the bachelor Manik Mulla tells stories to a group of friends at his house. Over two evenings, he tells his friends three different stories of his love affairs to define what love is all about. These three stories are independent stories about three different women with whom Manik had relationships, first as pre-pubescent boy, then an adolescent and lastly as a mature adult. After each story, the friends discuss about the human traits and the definition of love. You are then surprised to notice that these stories were happening at the same time. The protagonist, Manik, is shown as an escapist in all his affairs. Each story is amazingly intertwined with the notion of love, romance and separation. The presence of the same characters in all the stories makes it the most amazing.

The way the film ends where in the raconteur, Manik just vanishes away, and in the process, a writer(Raghuvir Yadav) is born, makes it a classic. Its an ideal example of film-making. All the supporting cast for the film is fabulous.

This film is an adaption of Dharmvir Bharti's classic by the same name.


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