Swami (1977)

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Shortly after Saudamani's birth, her dad passes away, leaving her in the care of her widowed mom, who re-locates to live with her elder brother in a small town. It is here that Saudamini ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Saudamini 'Mini'
Suresh Chatwal ...
Charu's prospective groom
Nautanki dancer ( Special Appearance)
Utpal Dutt ...
Mini's maternal uncle
Vinita Dutt ...
Preeti Ganguli ...
Charusheela 'Charu' Devi
Ritu Kamal ...
Dheeraj Kumar ...
Nautanki dancer ( Special Appearance)
Shashikala ...
Ghanshyam's step-mother
Sudha Shivpuri ...
Mini's mom
Vikram ...
Narendra 'Naren'


Shortly after Saudamani's birth, her dad passes away, leaving her in the care of her widowed mom, who re-locates to live with her elder brother in a small town. It is here that Saudamini grows up, goes to school, and attends arts college. She is in love with her neighbor, Narendra, and hopes to marry him soon. But her mom and uncle have chosen Ghanshyam, a matriculate, who lives in another town. Her uncle passes away, and shortly thereafter Saudamini gets married & re-locates to Ghanshyam's house, who lives with his step-mother; step-brother, Nikhil, and his wife, Shobha; and an unmarried step-sister, Charusheela. Saudamani detests Ghanshyam at first, but feels sorry for him after she witnesses that while he does all the work, he is ignored by the rest of the family and the servants. She changes all that and slowly starts to admire, respect, and fall in love with him, and Ghanshyam also reciprocates. Everything changes when Narendra comes to visit with a hope of reviving his romance ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Ka Karoon Sajani
Sung by K.J. Yesudas
Music composed by Rajesh Roshan
Lyrics by Amit Khanna
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What a movie !!
1 July 1999 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Another great movie from Basu Bhattaharya. This movie propounds the Indian thought that the place of a wife is in her husband's home and her happiness lies in remaining happy with her man whatever the past may hold.

Saudamini, played by Shabana, is in love with Narendra (Vikram) but is married off to Ghanshyam (Girish Karnad). She remains unhappy in her husband's home as her heart is still with Narendra. Narendra also wants her to come with him and she even agrees to to it. The film deals with this rather controversial theme very sensitively.

The music is superb with a only a few but very good songs. "Ka Karoon Sajni (What should I do My Friend)" and "Pal Bhar Mein Yeh Kya Ho Gaya (What has this happened within the moment)" take the cake.

The cast guarantees excellent portrayal of all characters. Even Vikram manages to pull off a good performance. Dheeraj Kumar is delightful in a lovable cameo.

Watch this movie and you will be compelled to think twice about what happiness and content in a married life means.

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