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Khamoshi (1970)

 -  Family | Musical | Romance  -  1970 (India)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Mr. Arun Choudhury (Patient #24)
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Nurse Radha
Nasir Hussain ...
Dr. Colonel Saab
Snehlata ...
Sulekha (Aruna's girlfriend)
Iftekhar ...
Doctor
Lalita Pawar ...
Matron
Deven Verma ...
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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Remake of Deep Jweley Jai (1959) See more »

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Woh Shaam Kuch Ajeeb Thi
Sung by Kishore Kumar
Music composed by Hemanta Mukherjee (as Hemant Kumar)
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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A Spellbinding classic to be remembered...
19 December 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A powerful insight into the strain put on a nurse (Waheeda Rehman) as she uses 'experimental' treatment methods to save a patient from tumbling into the abyss of madness using trust, dedication & affection as her only tools she combats desperation, paranoia, & animosity. Her patient unable to express his feelings to a woman who mistreated him by lulling him into web of deceit, where she uses him for his talents then discards him. The nurse tries in vain to convince the woman responsible for the affliction her patient suffers from that she is needed for his rehabilitation only to be admonished by the head of the hospital saying that she cannot solve societies problems even though society seems to be responsible for the constant stream of patients the hospital receives. This draws her down a spiralling staircase of depression as she is told to forget/deny her true feelings for a patient under her treatment which ultimately leads to her demise as she remains forced into silence (Khamoshi) instead of venting the emotions that she feels for the man that she loves...

An exquisite soundtrack from Hemant Kumar (composer & producer) along with songs such as Tum pukar lo.. (Hemant Kumar & Kishore Kumar) & Woh shaam kuch ajeeb thi (Kishore Kumar) make this film an enduring classic which stands the test of time.


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