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Aaina (1977)

 -  Drama  -  28 February 1977 (India)
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Ram Shashtri, an upper Caste Hindu Brahmin, lives in a small village in India, but has a very large family, consisting of his wife, Savitri, five daughters and three sons. Ram performs ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mumtaz ...
Shalini R. Shastri
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Ashok J. Rao
A.K. Hangal ...
Ram Shastri
Nirupa Roy ...
Savitri R. Shastri
Lalita Pawar ...
Janki (as Lalitha Pawar)
Manmohan Krishna ...
Jagannath Rao
Adil Amaan ...
Dr. Gautam R. Shastri (as Adil)
Rita Bhaduri ...
Poorna R. Shastri
Jayasudha ...
Usha G. Shastri
Anjum Savera
Vandana Rane
Yasmin
Seema ...
(as Baby Seema)
Kalpana
Ratan Chopra ...
(as Rathan Chopra)
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Ram Shashtri, an upper Caste Hindu Brahmin, lives in a small village in India, but has a very large family, consisting of his wife, Savitri, five daughters and three sons. Ram performs prayers and last rite rituals for the Hindu community, and it is through these meager earnings that the entire household lives on. The eldest is a daughter by the name of Shalini, who silently falls in love with Ashok J. Rao, who is the son of the Village Mukhiya, Jagannath. As the Raos are of a much lower Caste than the Shastris, Ashok is told by his dad that he cannot marry Shalini. One day, after an argument with his dad, he leaves to join the army, and a few weeks later a telegram is received by Jagannath that Ashok is no more. As Ram is unable to get more assignments, Savitri attempts to poison the entire family, but Shalini stops her in time. She gets a job and is able to get the family to get back up on it's feet. Her brother, Gautam, wants to be a doctor, so she arranges for his studies, while ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Strictly Family drama. Treatment is very good.
20 December 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is strictly a family drama showing sacrifice made by a girl for the up lift of her family. The direction is very very good and the story is in close touch with the realities of Indian families of early 70's. If you do not like a lot of emotions and crying, this may not be the movie for you. if you like to see India's culture of 70 this movie serves you right. If you like what you see, you may also want to watch Mumtaz in 'Upasana' and 'Khilona'

Warning : This movie has a mature (Adult) theme.


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