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Professionally qualified as a lawyer, Somen lives a wealthy lifestyle with his mom, Parvati, and dad, Dharam Bhushan, who presides over the town of Shripuri as an upper caste Hindu Priest. ... See full summary »

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Nandlal (Somen's uncle)
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Somen
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Kajri
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Swami Dharam Bhooshan (Somen's dad)
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Baliram
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Kedar Nath
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Parvati (Somen's mom) (as Rima)
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Natho
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Laxmi (Kajri's mom)
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Roop Sahai (rapist) (as Govind Namdev)
Vishwa Mehra ...
Guptaji
Arun Verma
Ghanshyam Rohera ...
Gopu (as Ghanshyam)
Dinesh Anand
Suresh Bhagwat ...
Mishra (Cremator)
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Professionally qualified as a lawyer, Somen lives a wealthy lifestyle with his mom, Parvati, and dad, Dharam Bhushan, who presides over the town of Shripuri as an upper caste Hindu Priest. During the Dassera fest, Somen meets with village belle, Kajri, and falls in love with her despite of the fact that she is of a much lower caste. After seeking his mom's permission, he goes to bring Kajri to meet her, but finds out that she has left for an unknown destination. Unable to stand his dad's hypocrisy and Bhagwan Shri Ram's temple being misused by Kedar Nath, Somen leaves home to go to the city but is unable to get Kajri out of his mind. A year later he returns home to the same fest, but is still unable to locate Kajri. When his dad insists that he marry Kedar's daughter, Somen not only refuses but leaves home to go and stay with his paternal uncle, Nandlal, who runs a Dairy farm. This is where he meets with Kajri and both rekindle their romance. Somen returns home, convinces his mom ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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When Rajiv Kapoor first announced the film in 1989, the cast was Anil Kapoor Rishi Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit. Rajiv then changed the script to a solo hero film a few years later. See more »

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Madhuri, music high points; preachy ending and poor editing disappoint
24 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

The movie did not deserve to fail as miserably as it did, because there were many good points in it.

1. Madhuri Dixit delivers a very good performance as the traditional yet strong-willed village belle. 2. Laxmikant Pyarelal have given some very good songs, notably 'Dil Lene Ki Rut' and 'Jungle mein sher' 3. The visuals are very beautiful, be it the earthy farm locations or the foreign locales.

Now the bloopers:

1. Editing is very patchy. It seems as though the director has very reluctantly cut portions and this detracts from the flow of certain shots. 2. The climax was justified with regard to the message, but the build up to it was very poor, like something straight out of a rural Ramleela, updesh et all.


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