Goa based Joseph Braganza and his wife Flavy, devout Catholics, are both deaf and mute. He makes a living selling soap bars door to door. Flavy gets pregnant and gives birth to a daughter ... See full summary »

Writers:

, (dialogue)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Nandini has to choose between Sameer, the man who taught her to fall in love; and Vanraj, the man from whom she learnt how to abide and fulfill promises of love.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Stars: Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Love (1991)
Romance | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Prithvi and Maggie fall in love and decide to get married, but Maggie's mother objects looking at Prithvi's past.

Director: Suresh Krishna
Stars: Salman Khan, Rita Bhaduri, Shafi Inamdar
Saajan (1991)
Drama | Romance | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Aman (Sanjay Dutt) is a poor, handicapped orphan who is befriended by wealthy Akash Verma (Salman Khan) during his childhood. Akash's parents adopt him and give him their family name, and ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence D'Souza
Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After the death of her parents U.S. based Renu is called to India by her estate's lawyer to sign the necessary documents so that she can be the legal owner of her deceased parents' assets ... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Sadanah
Stars: Salman Khan, Neelam, Anupam Kher
Sanam Bewafa (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Traditional rivals arise between two Pathan families who were at daggers drawn for many generations. Brought up with immense love and affection Rukhsar, a beautiful damsel is Fatehkhan's ... See full summary »

Director: Saawan Kumar Tak
Stars: Salman Khan, Chandni, Kanchan
Veergati (1995)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Hawaldar found on illegal new born baby boy in the gutter of Kamathipura, a red light area of Bombay. A prostitute gives birth to a baby boy and she decides to educate him and request ... See full summary »

Director: K.K. Singh
Stars: Salman Khan, Atul Agnihotri, Sudesh Berry
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Police Inspector Vijay Verma have an only son, Suraj who meet and fall in love with Kiran Khanna the only daughter of businessman, Balraj who in reality is a drug-lord and gangster, a fact ... See full summary »

Director: Anant Balani
Stars: Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Kiran Kumar
Bandhan (1998)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Pooja comes from a very poor family consists of her mom, dad Ramlal and brother, Raju. She meets the wealthy, Thakur Suraj Pratap and both is in love and get married with the blessings of ... See full summary »

Directors: K. Muralimohana Rao, Rajesh Malik
Stars: Jackie Shroff, Salman Khan, Rambha
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Muskaan (Kajol) is an orphan girl living on a farm run by her overly-protective older brother, Vishal (Arbaaz Khan) and their 'Chachu' (Dharmendra). Muskaan's childhood friend, Ujaala (... See full summary »

Director: Sohail Khan
Stars: Salman Khan, Kajol, Arbaaz Khan
Action | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Saajan is a college youth, enjoying his life, meets with Kajal the girl of his dreams at a brothel. Kajal is an innocent victim of Dhanraj, who runs this brothel. Saajan eventually falls in... See full summary »

Director: Deepak S. Shivdasani
Stars: Salman Khan, Nagma, Shakti Kapoor
Judwaa (1997)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Mrs. Malhotra's (Reema Lagoo) twin sons were separated at birth, so now she only has one son beside her. Since then she has been in shock and confined to a wheelchair in the USA. Quiet and ... See full summary »

Director: David Dhawan
Stars: Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Rambha
Auzaar (1997)
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Two college friends find themselves on the opposite side of the law when they reunite.

Director: Sohail Khan
Stars: Salman Khan, Sanjay Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Joseph
...
Raj
...
Annie
...
Flavy
Raghuvir Yadav ...
Willy (as Raghuveer Yadav)
Priya Parulekar ...
Annie Jr.
Pratik Gala ...
Sam
Himani Shivpuri ...
Raj's Mother
Sunil Shende ...
Raj's Father (as Sunil Shinde)
Anil Mehta ...
Priest
Helen ...
Maria
Ashok Lokhande
Sunil Rege
Hargurjeet Singh ...
(as Hergurjeet Singh)
Sanjay Jha
Edit

Storyline

Goa based Joseph Braganza and his wife Flavy, devout Catholics, are both deaf and mute. He makes a living selling soap bars door to door. Flavy gets pregnant and gives birth to a daughter who they name Annie, who can speak and hear much to their delight. Flavy soon gives birth to a son, Sam, who can also hear and speak. A few years later, Sam accidentally passes away, making Joseph lose faith. Joseph, unable to make a living selling soap, opens a toy making factory and the family prospers. Annie grows up, takes to music and singing in a great way, meets with a young man named Raj and both fall in love. Joseph dislikes Raj, mainly because he is Hindu, is able to speak and hear, not a resident of Goa, and the fear of losing Annie forever and thus their contact with the world. When Annie gets pregnant, Joseph is enraged, he asks her to abort, when she refuses, he asks her to leave his house. What will Annie do next? Will Joseph, Flavy and Annie ever re-unite. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When music shatters the barriers of silence!

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 August 1996 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Мир музыки  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene of Flavy going from door to door selling consumer items with her two children was inspired from director Bhansali's childhood, where he had to do the same thing with his sister and his mother. See more »

Quotes

Raj: [to Annie about her parents] They will not be able to hear you, but they will be able to feel you.
See more »

Soundtracks

Huiyo Ho
Written by Majrooh Sultanpuri
Composed by Remo Fernandes
Performed by Remo Fernandes
Courtesy of PolyGram Music India
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great film
17 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kahmoshi The Musical, is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's first directorial venture - a sensitive, introspective film about a deaf mute Catholic couple living in Goa. The world of Joseph (Nana Patekar) and Flavy (Seema Biswas) is a silent one and into this world in born their first child Annie (Manisha) who can speak and hear & loves music. She is trained in music by her grandmother Maria (Helen) but the family is so poor they have to sell many cherished belongings including their piano. Annie's younger brother dies tragically leaving the family stunned and music is banished from their lives. Into Annie's world walks in the dashing Raj (Salman Khan) a budding musician. Raj falls for Annie and wants her to sing his songs. Annie's father hates Raj - the usual confrontations, despair follow. Annie's meeting up with Raj is followed by a catastrophe and we wait for the outcome while the story is told to us in flashback.

The musical is naturally full of music - some of it is hauntingly beautiful - songs like Bahon ke Darmiyan, Jaana suno hum tumpe marte hain, Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai and extremely touching in the film. But there is just too much music. After about an hour I was cowering at the thought of yet another number as the hero and heroine would run up and down the steps of the lighthouse. Some songs are just fillers and do not add to or move the story forward in any way. With some crisp editing, and a few fewer songs, Khamoshi would have clocked at 2 hours and been a perfect film. The marriage of music and the serious content of the material also jarred at times.

The acting: Manisha steals the show utterly and absolutely. Is there anything she cannot do? Her break down when her father throws her out of the house is a virtuoso performance. Salman is the best he will ever be, handsome, no overt gimmicky moves or gestures, just plain and simple acting - after seeing Khamoshi I can see what people saw in Salman. But even Mr. Bhansali could not keep his restrained for ever and we got Samir in HDDCS! Nana Patekar was okay - actually he was the biggest disappointment - his acting was sort of repetitive and he did not age at all in the span of 20 years showed in the film. Seema Biswas was awesome - seeing her I felt all the anguish and pain a mute person would feel at their inability to communicate. She blew me away as the film opened and she put her ear to the big speaker and "felt" the music. Helen was excellent - a great role for her too - one of her better ones where she was required to act. The little girl who played the young Annie was amazing.

The story is simple yet very effective, the direction is deft but Bhansali shows his self indulgence even in this minimal film. There is a monologue by Nana Patekar (being 'translated' by Salman) that tell us the whole story all over again - is it necessary? But overall this is an excellent directorial debut and a movie worth watching. Be warned that this is serious fare and will require patience.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Khamoshi: The Musical (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?