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Khamoshi (1970)

 -  Family | Musical | Romance  -  1970 (India)
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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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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 ...
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Lalita Pawar ...
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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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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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Thundering silence
20 May 2011 | by (Middle Earth) – See all my reviews

"Khamoshi" is a psychological tale which harbours somewhere between the Stockholm syndrome and the hunter eventually becoming the hunted.

"Khamoshi" belongs to Waheeda Rehman, period. Not two ways to that. Just about nursing her broken heart in realm of questioning the virtue of thankless job and grudges against the ungrateful world, her life as a nurse gets thrown into a quagmire when a patient bearing similarities to her former lover turns up in the rehab ward leading to the dilemma of duty versus obligation. The finer nuances used to communicate the whirlpool of emotions insides her and yet holding the reigns deserve a standing ovation.

For Rajesh Khanna "Khamoshi" was an opportunity of a lifetime that could have won him accolades endless. Sadly he is completely out-of-character to the extent of being termed as miscast. Dharmendra's role can be categorised as "blink-and-miss" though bears a lasting impact in the narrative.

Nasir Hussain, Iftekaar, Lalita Pawar lend adequate support. Anwar Hussain and Deven Varma attempt to humour but sadly works against the narrative. The initial reels and the relief moments should have been done away with. More footage was warranted to showcase the bonding between the nurse with the patient(s). The plot is solid intellectual and the narrative is loaded with references to Freud which makes the content non-succulent therefore not appealing to general audience.

Hand over heart, the sole reason I watched "Khamoshi" were the melodious songs which have been haunting me since my childhood. "Woh Shaam Kuch Ajeeb Thi", "Humne Dekhi Hain", "Tum Pukaar Lo" - the credit for the immemorial classics goes to soulful composition by Hemant Kumar to the gems penned by Gulzar. If you haven't watched it, your best bet is to start off by listening to the songs and be rest assured you'll be drawn to a dimension of silence whose decibels have the power to awaken the manifestation of metaphysical within.


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