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Daag: A Poem of Love (1973)

A widowed mother discovers that her husband, a fugitive presumed dead, is actually alive and married to another woman.

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Rakhee Gulzar ...
Chandni (as Raakhee)
Prem Chopra ...
Dheeraj Kapoor
Madan Puri ...
Iftekhar ...
Inspector Singh (as Iftikhar)
Manmohan ...
Prisoner in van
Baby Pinky ...
Raju Shrestha ...
Rinku (as Master Raju)
Manmohan Krishna ...
Karan Dewan ...
Doctor Kapoor
Kader Khan ...
Prosecuting attorney (as Kadar Khan)
Surendra Nath ...
Sunil's uncle
Hari Shivdasani ...
Jagdish Kapoor
Yashodra Katju ...
School Principal (as Yashodhara Katju)
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Storyline

Sunil Kohli and Sonia are attracted to each other, and both get married. They go to spend their honeymoon, and on the way there spend a night at Sunil's boss' bunglow, which is occupied by his son, Dhiraj Kapoor. Dhiraj welcomes the two, and allows them to spend the night. Next morning, when Sunil leaves the house, Dhiraj attempts to molest Sonia and have sex with her. He is interrupted with Sunil's return, a fight ensues, and Dhiraj is killed. The police arrest Sunil, and sentence him to prison for life. On the way to the prison, a fight breaks out amongst the prisoners, and the driver loses control of the van, a accident results, and all occupants are killed. Devastated at these turn of event, Sonia relocates and becomes a school-teacher, and lives as a widow. Years later, she finds out that Sunil is still alive, has got a new identity as Sudhir, is married to rich and attractive Chandni, and even has a child. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A poem of love

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Musical | Romance

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27 April 1973 (India)  »

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This film marked the association of Rajesh Khanna and Yash Chopra. The banner Yashraj symbolises their friendship, where Yash stands for Yash Chopra and Raj for Rajesh. See more »

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Sunil Kohli: What are you thinking?
Sonia Kohli: I'm wondering why so many people under this roof have stories about their pasts. Did they pen them by themselves? If not, why am I being punished like this?
Sunil Kohli: It's done. I'm free now.
Sunil Kohli: You're not free. You gave your name to Pinky and Chandni; you gave them honour. She helped you out. Now you want to disgrace her?
Sunil Kohli: But I love you, Sonia!
Sonia Kohli: So where will you take me? The police know you're alive. They'll snatch you away. I don't want to be widowed again!
Sunil Kohli: I don't want to lose you ...
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Version of The Mayor of Casterbridge (1921) See more »

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Ni Main Yaar Manana
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Minoo Purshottam
Composed by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
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Set the poem on fire.
19 May 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Daag: A Poem of Love is a melodramatic and twisted tale. The film is about Sunil and Sonia, a young couple who get separated when Sunil is sentenced to life prison for killing Dhiraj, a wealthy young man who tried to molest Sonia. Soon after, Sunil is declared dead in a car accident on his way to the prison. A pregnant Sonia finds herself all alone and decides to leave the city and start a new life with her child. She finds a job as a school teacher where she befriends a young woman named Chandni. When Sonia's past is revealed, she loses her job and finds refuge in Chandni's house. There she finds out that Sunil is actually alive, living under a different identity as Chandni's husband Sudhir. Daag is nowhere among the best works of the great Yash Chopra, though it is fairly enjoyable. The film starts well and the romantic sequences are beautifully shot, but it becomes predictable, at times overdone and the action sequences are very poorly handled. The concept of a man who is considered dead and is actually alive is really done to death. The film does manage to entertain at places despite the formulaic script but the proceedings are melodramatic and hard to believe. Rajesh Khanna is okay in this role. He does not impress much but his role is nothing exceptional. Sharmila Tagore does the best of her rather bland character. Khanna and Tagore do have a good chemistry but nowhere as great as in Aradhana. Beautiful Raakhee steals the show with her graceful presence and restrained acting. The music is good but not very memorable. Daag is in my view an okay one-time watch, but not more than that.


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