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Khilona (1970)

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Thakur Suraj Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle with his wife; three sons - Kishore, his wife Laxmi & two children Pappu and Laali; Vijaykamal, & Mohan; and an unmarried daughter, Radha. ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjeev Kumar ...
Vijay Kamal Singh
Mumtaz ...
Durga Khote ...
Thakurain Singh
Bipin Gupta ...
Thakur Suraj Singh
Ramesh Deo ...
Kishore Singh
Chand Usmani ...
Laxmi Singh
Shabnam ...
Jayshree T. ...
Radha Singh (as Jayshree)
Malika ...
Shatrughan Sinha ...
Jagdeep ...
Aruna Rai
Mridula Rani ...
Shashibala (as Mridula)
Jugnu Jain ...
(as Jagnu Jain)
Baby Guddi


Thakur Suraj Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle with his wife; three sons - Kishore, his wife Laxmi & two children Pappu and Laali; Vijaykamal, & Mohan; and an unmarried daughter, Radha. Kishore looks after the family business, while Vijaykamal is a renowned poet, and Mohan is studying law in the city. Vijaykamal is in love with lovely Sapna, but she is forced to marry Bihari, and kills herself on the night of the marriage. Vijaykamal witnesses her death and loses his mind. The family decide to keep him under lock and key on the terrace of their house. Unable to admit Vijaykamal to a mental asylum, Suraj brings home a young courtesan, Chand, who he hopes will cure Vijaykamal, and she does succeed considerably, but is traumatized, sexually assaulted by Vijaykamal, and abused by the rest of the family. Mohan finds her very attractive and wants her for himself, so does Bihari. A pregnant Chand is again traumatized when Vijaykamal recovers, but is unable to recognize her. The rest of the ... Written by rAjOo (

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Yeh Natak Hai
Performed by Manna Dey
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar, Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
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Could Have Been Better Had It Been Gievn To Another Director...
22 May 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'Khilona' would have worked better had it been directed by someone like Hrishikesh Mukherjee. As a downside, the film is a little too melodramatic and the characters (with the exception of those played by Mumtaz and Sanjeev Kumar) are caricatures. For example, when Mumtaz's Chand is raped, we see her cry after that but in the next moment she's quick to defend Vijay. We don't see any of her mental conflict about the trauma caused by a man she admired. The entire comedy track with Jagdeep should have been left out and the director should have instead chosen to develop the situations. The situations aren't well developed and as a result even characterization suffers. Also, at places the editing is choppy. The sets are obviously. Now let's go to the better part of 'Khilona'. The performances by Sanjeev Kumar and Mumtaz are good enough. Sanjeev's performance may appear over-the-top and may seem to lack fluency but it works well with the melodramatic context of the film. Ditto for Mumtaz. The rest of the actors don't impress with their caricatures. The songs, especially the title track and the two mujrah numbers are very likable. On the whole, i think 'Khilona' could have been way better. For me it were the two major performances and some of the songs that saved it from being unbearable.

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