MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 29,701 this week

Gudia (1997)

 -  Drama
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 30 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

Johnny, a musician, belongs to the itinerent troupe of Hameed the ventriloquist. The star attraction of their show is the talking doll Urvashi - seductress, eternal child-woman, one who ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 2468 titles
created 26 Jul 2011
 
list image
a list of 1385 titles
created 24 Dec 2012
 
a list of 3871 titles
created 16 Feb 2013
 
list image
a list of 45 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 241 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Gudia" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gudia (1997)

Gudia (1997) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gudia.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Prince (2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A diamond thief loses his memory and is unable to locate a antique coin that he had stolen earlier.

Director: Kookie V. Gulati
Stars: Vivek Oberoi, Isaiah, Aruna Shields
Black (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The cathartic tale of a deaf, mute and blind girl, and her teacher who brings a ray of light into her world of BLACK.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Shernaz Patel
The Jungle (2009)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

More than a 150 people are killed in leopard or tiger attacks in India every year due to rampant poaching and encroachment on the wilderness. Such animals have no choice but to invade human... See full summary »

Director: Ashvin Kumar
Stars: Jaaved Jaffery, Nandana Sen, Tarun Shukla
Dekha (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Dekha (Sight) is a chronicle of a blind poet who has seen the world, and got a glimpse of love and passion by his 'vision'; after becoming 'blind' he collect images from his memory, and meets a born blind youth who sings mystic verses and his own simple compositions.

Director: Goutam Ghose
Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Debashree Roy, Indrani Haldar
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Shyamaprasad
Stars: Nandana Sen, Heather Prete, Vineeth
Tango Charlie (2005)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Indian Army Sepoy Tarun Chauhan is assigned to proceed to Northeastern part of India that has been rocked by riots and violence with orders to report to his superior, Havaldar Mohammed Ali.... See full summary »

Director: Mani Shankar
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Bobby Deol, Sanjay Dutt
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Aditya Om
Stars: Rajendra Gupta, Aditya Om, Nandana Sen
Yatra (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Yatra is a journey of a person whose claim to fame is interrupted by his past which comes in the way of his present. Yatra comes across a strong subject that of a prostitute and its ... See full summary »

Director: Goutam Ghose
Stars: Rekha, Nana Patekar, Deepti Naval
Paar (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This is Goutam Ghose's speculative commentary on poverty and exploitation in rural Bihar, based on Bengali story Paathi.

Director: Goutam Ghose
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Utpal Dutt
Bombay Velvet (2015)
Drama

An ordinary man goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a 'Big Shot'.

Director: Anurag Kashyap
Stars: Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mithun Chakraborty ...
John Mendez
...
Rosemary Braganza / Urvashi (voice) (as Nandana Dev Sen)
...
Hameed
Mohan Agashe ...
Braganza
Masood Akhtar ...
Munna Bhai
Tiku Talsania
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Avtar Gill ...
Politician
Anjan Srivastav ...
Rosemary's boss
Edit

Storyline

Johnny, a musician, belongs to the itinerent troupe of Hameed the ventriloquist. The star attraction of their show is the talking doll Urvashi - seductress, eternal child-woman, one who cannot age or die. When Hameed's voice fails, he sells Urvashi to Johnny, who returns to his small neighbourhood in suburban Mumbai. He reunites with his childhood sweetheart Rosemary and plans to resume his stage performances with Urvashi. To Rosemary who is eager to help Johnny, Urvashi almost seems like the other woman. Johnny's music and his talking doll are a hit with audiences which only fuels Rosemary's insane jealousy. Communal riots break out in the city and Johnny's songs unveil the true culprits behind the controversy. They hit back and Urvashi is destroyed. Johnny is silenced because his medium of expression is gone. Now Rosemary draws him out of his despair, brings him back on the stage and dances in place of Urvashi - the woman becomes the doll. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Khal Nayak (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Masterpiece...
29 June 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Gautam Ghose's 'Gudia' is a milestone in film-making. One of the Gems Indian Cinema has produced in Modern Era. Screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, Ghose brings out a story that touches your heart.

'Gudia' is about 2 ventriloquists who earn their meagre living through this talent, and a life-size doll they affectionately named Urvashi, in a coastal village in Goa, India. When the mentor falls ill, the student takes up the job and thus, begins his journey with the Doll. Gautam Ghose makes a heartbreaking/charming and a Masterpiece of a film!

'Gudia' is in-tact with memorable performances! Mithun Chakraborty is fantastic. The legendary star of Indian Cinema plays one of the most difficult roles with rare understanding. Mithun, was, is and will always be my all-time favorite. Nandana Sen delivers a wonderful performance. Pran is perfect in a cameo. Mohan Agashe is flawless in his part.

'Gudia' is a triumph... as mentioned from the start... 'A Masterpiece'! Two Big Enthusiastic Thumbs Up!


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Gudia (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?