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Haathon Ki Lakeeren (1986)

| Musical, Drama, Family
Geeta lives a poor lifestyle with her widowed mother in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, who works as a Nurse in a hospital run by Dr. Bhanu Pratap, while she herself sings and dances in a hotel. She is... See full summary »

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Dr. Bhanu Pratap
Zeenat Aman ...
Geeta L. Singh
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Lalit Mohan Singh
Priya Rajvansh ...
Mala R. Singh Yadav
Sudhir Dalvi ...
Singing Fakeer
Bharat Kapoor ...
Lalit's lawyer
Kamal Kapoor ...
Singh
Shubha Khote ...
Leela B. Pratap
Ram Lal ...
Lalit's servant
Arun Mathur
Yashodhan Pandit ...
Yashodhan 'Bantu' R. Singh Yadav
Dina Pathak ...
Geeta's mom
P.K. Sharma ...
Major Ranvir Singh Yadav
Anjan Srivastav ...
Doctor
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Geeta lives a poor lifestyle with her widowed mother in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, who works as a Nurse in a hospital run by Dr. Bhanu Pratap, while she herself sings and dances in a hotel. She is in love with wealthy Lalit Mohan Singh, who lives with his widower dad in a mansion. When Lalit informs his dad that he wants to marry Geeta, he is told to go abroad and forget about Geeta, which he does, leaving behind a pregnant Geeta, who gives birth, but is subsequently told by her mother that the child, a son, was born lifeless. Six years later Lalit returns home, cremates his dad, locates Geeta, they meet, patch-up, re-kindle their romance and get married. Geeta gets pregnant but the child is born lifeless, and the doctor tells Lalit that Geeta will not be able to conceive again. With her marriage on the rocks, her mother tells them that her son was very much alive, but she gave him up in order to prevent a stigma being cast on her daughter. They meet with Dr. Bhanu Pratap, who refuses to ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A very beatiful and well made film. This is the last film chetan anand made, sanjeev kumar, priya rajvansh( her last film, she has also written the story of this film) zeenat aman & jackie shroff ( paired toghether first time, looked good together, both dev anand's discoverys) all perfomed very well, the direction, script, music & photography all very good. A new music director was introduced in this film Pyare Mohan. Sanjeev Kumar had completed all his entire work including dubbing. After kudrat and before hathoon ki lakeeren, chetan anand was planning " salim-anarkali' but that was shelved then in 1981l/82. Then in 1990s he launched a film and 2 adesh srivastav recorded 2 songs but the film was shelved. Chetan anand's first film was neecha nagar which came in 1946 and after 40 years in 1986 came his last film, haathon ki lakeeren. See more »

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Heartwrenching story of maternal separation...
30 December 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Hathon Ke Lakeeren tells the story of the anguish & despair felt by a woman separated from the child she brought up when the biological parents turn up on her doorstep demanding their child back. The child's real parents having no idea of the bond that has formed between mother & son that cannot easily be broken & forgotten about. Try as they may to convince the child that he is better off with them i.e. buying hundreds of toys & presents can find no substitute for the heartache that the child feels for his mother. The mother being his real mother or not. This is the woman who raised him since he was a baby, the infant crying out for attention clutches onto her fingers when she goes to comfort him with his real mother nowhere in sight. The mother losing her husband & without any family has only the child to live for is left empty without the love & adoration the child gives to her by just being there. This is told by the powerful ending that the film projects.

All in all a thoroughly believable story which is effectively portrayed by the cast. The film was also one the final films that Sanjeev Kumar made before his passing leaves a lasting tribute to the legacy left by an actor who made a substantial contribution to the Indian film industry with films such as Sholay, Anamika, Aandhi, Seeta Aur Geeta etc...


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