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Brahmachari (I) (1968)

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Of unknown parentage, as he was abandoned as a child, calling himself Brahmachari (Shammi Kapoor) lives in a heavily mortgaged house, with twelve other young orphans, and a servant/former ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Brahmachari
Rajshree ...
Sheetal Chaudhary
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Ravi Khanna
Mumtaz ...
Roopa Sharma
Dhumal ...
Kirtandas (Taxi Driver)
Madhavi ...
(as Madhvi)
Mohan Choti ...
Choti (Servant) (as Mohanchoti)
Asit Sen ...
Landlord
Krishan Dhawan ...
Sheetal's Uncle (Mamaji)
Indira Bansal ...
(as Indira Bhansal)
Ratnamala ...
Sheetal's mom (as Ratanmala)
Mridula Rani ...
(as Mridula)
Manmohan ...
Basant (Pick-Pocketer)
Jagdeep ...
Murli Manohar
Brahm Bhardwaj ...
Razdan (as Brahma Bhardwaj)
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Of unknown parentage, as he was abandoned as a child, calling himself Brahmachari (Shammi Kapoor) lives in a heavily mortgaged house, with twelve other young orphans, and a servant/former thief (Mohan Choti). He struggles everyday to make ends meet. He cons the neighbouring landlord (Asit Sen)into forcibly giving him money so that they do not make any noise when he is showing the house to prospective tenants. One day he rescues Sheetal Choudhary (Rajshree) from killing herself. She was killing herself as her childhood betrothed, Ravi Khanna (Pran), is refusing to marry now that she is poor and the Khannas are wealthy. Brahmachari commits himself to helping groom and educate Sheetal so that she can meet with the high standards of Ravi and thus win his heart. In turn she must pay him enough money to clear the mortgage loan from his house. In this process he falls in love with her, but is committed to the children more than ever before, and Sheetal is determined to win back Ravi at any ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Main Gaoon Tum So Jao
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Sung by Mohammad Rafi
Music composed by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal (as Shankar-Jaikishan)
Lyrics by Shailendra
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Terrific movie with a socially conscious story and great performance by Shammi Kapoor.
27 October 2002 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

Synopsis: Brahmachari was a poor young orphan who grew up to start a home for other orphan children. A struggling photographer trying to support the children. Once in awhile, with the help of the kids, manages to extract money from the landlord next door who keeps trying to sell his plot. But the prospective buyers always run away when they hear the noise made by the children. This makes for some hilarious scenes.

Life goes on this way for Brahmachari and his kids until one day he meets Rajshree who is about to commit suicide because the rich playboy she was betrothed to and is in love with will not marry her. So our Brahmachari brings her back promising to transform her into the kind of beauty rich playboy (Pran) would fall in love with.

What happens when brahmachari realizes he has fallen in love for the first time? Will he let her go to rich playboy? What happens when he realizes that he has to choose between his love and his children? Watch to see what happens.

Review: Brahmachari is thoroughly entertaining movie with all the necessary ingredients: laughs, drama, romance and fighting. The kids are a riot to watch. The best scene in the movie is when one of the kids does an impression of mehmood in the classic song by mukesh, Hum kale hai to kya hua, dilwale hai. The music is also wonderful. The most notable being the immensly popular Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyar ke Charche as well as the touching Main gaaon tum so jaao. Rajshree doesn't have too much to do in the film, but is decent. Pran is well Pran, reliably evil as always. Mumtaz is good. The movie is Shammir Kapoor all the way. Giving the best performances of his career, he got the best actor award for this film.

In conclusion, Brahmachari is wonderful movie for the whole family. Definately recommended especially for the Aaj kal tere mere pyar song and Shammi Kapoor's performance.


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