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Khamoshi (1970)

khamoshi is an intriguing tale of a female nurse trying to maintain a balance between her professional life and her emotions who falls victim to the natural feeling of love and compassion when a person takes care of another person.

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Mr. Arun Choudhury (Patient #24)
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Nurse Radha
Nasir Hussain ...
Dr. Colonel Saab
Snehlata ...
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Patient #22
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bhudo Advani
Brahm Bhardwaj
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Mr. Dev (Patient #24) (Guest Appearance)
Tarun Ghosh
Anwar Hussain ...
Biharilal Gupta
Praveen Paul
Polson ...
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Colonel Saab is also a doctor in a psychiatric hospital in India. His particular interest is in treating patients with a acute mania, which he describes is caused by the male child's longing for the unconditional love he gets from his mother, and after he separates from her, he searches for this love in other women, until he meets the one who he feels is capable of offering the same. But when that does not happen, the male child becomes cynical, full of hatred, and distrust and develops acute mania. His hospital nurse, Radha, had successfully treated one such patient by the name of Dev, and now they have another one by the name of Arun Choudhury. A reluctant Radha is asked to act as his caring mother-like nurse, to gain his trust, love him, and then make him ready to face everyday life. What Colonel Saab, Dev, and Arun do not realize what this is doing to Radha herself when she feels that she cannot act anymore and becomes more and more involved in her patients' lives, knowing fully ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Waheeda Rehman recommend Rajesh Khanna for Khamoshi. Moushmi Chatterji said on of her interviews. She saw Rajesh Khanna for the first time on the set of Khamoshi and she told I had never seen such a handsome and charming face in her life See more »

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Remake of Deep Jweley Jai (1959) See more »

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Tum Pukar Lo, Tumhara Intezar Hai
Sung by Hemanta Mukherjee (as Hemant Kumar)
Music composed by Hemanta Mukherjee (as Hemant Kumar)
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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Haunting Film Haunting Melody.
28 December 2004 | by (Heraganahalli, India) – See all my reviews

If ever there was an haunting voice that had depth, resonance, it was Hemant Kumar. The song "Tum Pukar Lo," played on Waheeda Rehman and Dharmendra (a brief stint) is reflective of the melody that was the mainstay of Indian music composers the likes of Hemant Kumar, who preferred to sing his own compositions. Then there is Waheeda Rehman-God bless this woman for her eternal beauty and acting talent. She was incredibly convincing as the "mental patient." The scene where her face comes down on a barbed wire mesh-incredible piece of acting. Then we had the thespian of acting in a true sense of the word-Rajesh Khanna. Khanna and Rehman, were born actors and the duo were probably the best screen pair next to Guru Dutt and Madhubala. The movie is a bygone classic that very few appreciate. When you need some nostalgia and good cinema, this movie and "Anand" will take you back to the decade of the Indian cinema to be cherished since there will never be another Khanna, Rehman or maestro like Hemant Kumar.


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