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Dr. Dharmesh (Rajendra Kumar) and Sita (Meena Kumari) are in love, and hope to marry on Dharmesh's return from abroad. When Dharmesh returns, he is devastated to find that Sita has married ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Rajendra Kumar ...
Dr. Dharmesh
Raaj Kumar ...
Mehmood ...
Lallu Lal
Shubha Khote ...
Manmohan Krishna ...
Achala Sachdev ...
Dharmesh's Mother
Sunder ...
Eknath Kirtan (as Sundar)
Krishna Kumari
Ram Mohan ...
Dr. Shankar
Keshav Rana ...
Dr. John (as Keshav)
Baby Padmini ...


Dr. Dharmesh (Rajendra Kumar) and Sita (Meena Kumari) are in love, and hope to marry on Dharmesh's return from abroad. When Dharmesh returns, he is devastated to find that Sita has married someone else. He then decides to devote the rest of his life at a cancer clinic. One of his patients is Ram (Raaj Kumar), who is critically ill, and has to be operated upon. Things progress well, until Dharmesh meets Ram's wife - none other than Sita. Dharmesh now has to battle with his conscience, and his medical ethics to save Ram or to let him pass away, so that he can marry Sita. Written by rAjOo (

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Remake of Nenjil Ore Alayam (1962) See more »


Rukh Ja Raat Thaher Ja Re Chanda
Lyrics by Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri
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The superb classic love story brilliantly played by Meena Kumari
18 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dil Ek Mandir is a superb movie dealing with a triangular love story between Dharmesh ( Rajendra Kumar, Ram ( Raaj Kumar ) and Sita ( Meena Kumari) While Dharmesh and Sita were in love and was planned to become husband and wife, circumstances did not let that happen that way and Sita ended up marrying Ram while Dharmesh was abroad. The story starts with Ram brought by Sita to Dharmesh for treatment of cancer. The dialogue is just marvelleous and keeps you glued to the story. The entire movie is shot in one place - the hospital where Ram was waiting for his operation. This movie is probably one of Meena Kumari's stellar performances supported by equally great acting by both Rajendra Kumar and Raaj Kumar. The story is heart breaking you cannot stop crying when Ram asks Sita to marry Dharmesh if he dies after the operation which Ram thinks is a certainty. Also the final scene when Dharmesh finds that the operation was successful and Ram is going to live with Sita - Rajendra Kumar gave a magnificent performance. Dil Ek Mandir is a classic Meena Kumari movie where she played a tragedy queen role like many other movies where her performance will be remembered as a masterpiece. It is a must see.

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