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Chitchor (1976)

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Meera, who lives in Bombay writes her parents about a prospective bridegroom for her youngest sister Gowri. Pitambar Chaudhry and his wife are overjoyed by the prospect of marrying Gowri ... 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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Meera, who lives in Bombay writes her parents about a prospective bridegroom for her youngest sister Gowri. Pitambar Chaudhry and his wife are overjoyed by the prospect of marrying Gowri off to an engineer, who studied in Germany and has excellent financial prospects. Pitambar meets the train, arranges for a bungalow for Vinod to live in. They like Vinod and extend gracious hospitality to Vinod. Gowri and Vinod have plenty of opportunities to fall in love with one another. Pitamber and his wife are shocked to learn about the imminent arrival of Sunil, the engineer. They also learn that Vinod is a project overseer for the construction of the dam and that Vinod is his boss. They set about to undo the situation and arrange for Gowri to be engaged to Sunil. The social scene of the times and place is such that Gowri will be forced to get engaged to Sunil. Heavy of heart Vinod packs his bags to head off to Bombay for a meeting on the eve of Gowri's engagement to Sunil. The story is ... Written by MG Gopalan

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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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