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Chitchor (1976)

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Pitamber Choudhry is a schoolmaster who lives in a small village, Madhopur, in India with his wife, and daughter, Gauri. His two other daughters are already married and live in Bombay. His ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Amol Palekar ...
Vinod
Zarina Wahab ...
Geeta P. Choudhry
Vijayendra Ghatge ...
Sunil Kishan
A.K. Hangal ...
Pitamber Choudhry
Dina Pathak ...
Mrs. P. Choudhry
Raju Shrestha ...
Deepak Kumar 'Deepu' Agnihotri (as Master Rajoo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shail Chaturvedi ...
Chaubey
C.S. Dubey ...
Postman
Ritu Kamal ...
Meera
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Pitamber Choudhry is a schoolmaster who lives in a small village, Madhopur, in India with his wife, and daughter, Gauri. His two other daughters are already married and live in Bombay. His daughter, Meera, has written to him that she has seen a suitable boy, who is an Engineer, returned from Germany, and would like him to be considered as a groom for Gauri. Pitamber and his wife are overjoyed and he goes to the railway station to meet the young man and bring him home. After meeting with him, both he and his wife approve of him and allow Gauri and him to get to know each other. They are ready to go ahead with the wedding as both Gauri and the young man seem to like each other. Than their lives are turned upside down, when they receive another letter from Meera informing them that the Engineer had to go to Delhi, and his arrival has been delayed. Watch what happens to the young man, when he finds out that nothing is going to be the same anymore between him and Gauri on one hand, and her... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Great movie with fantastic songs
8 June 1999 | by (Delhi, India) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies which leaves you feeling good and on a high. The simple setting of a village with absolutely real-life characters make this movie a viewing pleasure.

The plot is very simple. Vijayendra Ghatage is an engineer who is about to come to a village for some construction work. A.K. Hangal and Dina Pathak want to marry off their daughter Zarina Wahab to him. But instead of the engineer, the supervisor Amol Palekar lands up and is mistaken for the engineer. The parents encourage the meetings of Zarina and Amol. Amol is a lover of music. He teaches Zarina music and in the process they fall in love. But then Vijayendra comes on the scene and he is ready to marry Zarina....

It is the presentation, characterisation and acting where the movie really shines. Amol is great as ever. Dina Pathak is delightful as the mother who is in a dilemma over allowing her daughter to meet Amol openly. Zarina also gives an excellent performance.

The movie has excellent songs which are largely based on classical Indian music, notable being "Jab Deep Jale Aana", "Gori Tera Gaon Bada Pyara", "Aaj Se Pahle" etc. Yesudas enthralls with his rich mellifluous voice in these songs. You can't find a Best of Yesudas album without these songs from this film.

All in all, a light, heart-warming movie which is a must-see for every hindi film buff. It is a far cry from the regular stuff churned out by Bollywood. Excellent stuff!!


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