Retired Ram Shastri is an upper-caste Hindu Brahmin who lives in a small Indian village and has a huge family which consists of his wife, Savitri, five daughters and three sons. In order to... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shalini R. Shastri
Ashok J. Rao
Ram Shastri
Savitri R. Shastri
Janki (as Lalitha Pawar)
Manmohan Krishna ...
Jagannath Rao
Adil Amaan ...
Dr. Gautam R. Shastri (as Adil)
Poorna R. Shastri
Usha G. Shastri
Anjum Savera
Vandana Rane
Seema ...
(as Baby Seema)
Ratan Chopra ...
(as Rathan Chopra)


Retired Ram Shastri is an upper-caste Hindu Brahmin who lives in a small Indian village and has a huge family which consists of his wife, Savitri, five daughters and three sons. In order to maintain his family he usually conducts small religious rituals for a merger amount with this being the only means of survival for the family. Ram's eldest daughter, Shalini has an admirer, Ashok who wants to marry her but Ashok's village chief father, Jagannath Rao will not permit his son to do so forcing Ashok to leave the house and join the army. Shortly after Jagannath gets a letter stating that his son has been killed. Additionally, Ram values his principles more and thus with the advent of the new era people from the Hindu community refuses to have any doings with him which leads to suffering among his family members. Unable to witness this Shalini decides to satisfy all her family's aspirations by making prostitution her career; on the occasion of her brother's Gautam wedding Shalini's ... Written by gavin (

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28 February 1977 (India)  »

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Laga Chunri Mein Daag 2007 also had a similar story of a Brahmin Girl becoming a high society prostitute to give better life for her family. See more »


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Tragic drama

Mumtaz is the eldest of 8 children and her father AK Hangal is without a job.They are beset by extreme poverty( one would not say so looking at a juicy healthy beauty Mumtaz) and one day Mumtaz discovers her mother mixing poison for the chidren as they had nothing to feed them. Mumtaz decides to take responsibility and go for a job. Even while going for a job mumtaz does not have a decent dress to wear and is forced to wear torn clothes at work much to the pleasure of her lecherous colleagues who look hungrily at her bare flesh. Bowing to pressure from family to get her brother admission to a medical college she runs from pillar to post trying for this until she comes across a lusty doctor who lures her to his clinic and proceeds to help her secure admission and then blackmails her on this pretext to submit to his carnal desires.After being raped by the doctor Mumtaz is stunned when she hears that he is a fraud. Her brother then succeeds in getting admission and the requirement of money forces her to approach her manager. The manager too was hungry for her flesh and invites her to his house to collect the salary advance. At the place the lusty manager threatens to throw her out of the job if she doesnt give up to him. Mumtaz desperate for the money is forced to disrobe in front of the manager who feasts upon her body with uninhibited pleasure. Torn by the regular demands of money from her family Mumtaz is forced to become a prostitute selling her gorgeous body to whoever has money. This way life goes on until her parents start to suspect and her sisters fiance turns out to be one of the customers who had enjoyed her flesh for a fee. She is shunned by her family who give no consideration to the fact that she had done it all for them.They disown her and she ultimately has no one and finds solace in the arms of her long time lover Rajesh Khanna who accepts her knowing her past. Mumtaz's acting is good but is overshadowed as usual by her sexuality which is irresistible. Mumtaz looks delicious and one is forced to empathise with the villains who desire her and get her ,for she is really one sexy item. just sensational. Men may watch the movie only at the risk of spending a sleepless night sighing that they do not have her for company Enjoy

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