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Dillagi (1978)

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A new Sanskrit teacher (Dharmendra) comes to teach at a girls' school. The chemistry teacher (Hema Malini) becomes annoyed at his style of teaching. He falls in love with her and tries to win her over.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Swarnkamal
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Phoolrenu
Mithu Mukherjee ...
Geeta - English Lecturer (as Mithu Mukerjee)
Deven Verma ...
Gopal Krishan Choudhry (as Devan Verma)
Asrani ...
Ramesh
Urmila Bhatt ...
Ramesh's mom (as Urmeela Bhatt)
Kajri ...
Preeti Ganguli ...
Charu - Student (as Preeti Ganguly)
Ritu Kamal
Anjali Paigankar ...
Shobha
Manjita
Poornima Jayaram ...
(as Poornima Jairam)
Shobhna Shah ...
(as Shobhana Shah)
Lalita Kumari ...
Principal
Rajan Kapoor
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Storyline

Phoolrenu lives in Kashipur with her widowed mom, and younger brother, Ramesh. She teaches Chemistry in distant Roop Narayan Girls' College, where because of her unfriendly and cold disposition she has been nicknamed 'carbon dioxide'. It is here that she meets the new Sanskrit Lecturer, Swarnkamal, who instantly falls head-over-heels in love with her, while she openly detests him; his manner of teaching Sanskrit; the teachings of Maha-Kavi Kali-Das; the romance between Lord Shankar and Devi Parvati; and the love poems that are having a detrimental effect on the entire female student body. Swarnkamal's overtures towards her, especially during the festival of color, Holi; then his asking her to be his Shakuntala during a play; his visit to Kashipur, amongst others, appear to bear no fruit. It is then he learns that he does have a place in her heart, but wants him to go through proper channels by responding to her matrimonial advertisement in a newspaper. Everything appears to be going ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$332,513 (USA) (26 November 1999)

Gross:

$432,200 (USA) (10 December 1999)
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The film opens with a shot of an 'All Girls College'. The All Girls College has an emblem of the Ramakrishna Mission. All Ramakrishna Mission Colleges in India are essentially 'All Mens Colleges'. See more »

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Sweet Movie
25 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We bought DVD this year watched in numerous time. Its very sweet and simple story that can make anyone laugh. The songs are great and we keep playing them.

Unfortunately this movie is not that much popular compared to other Hema Malini movies. There are chances that people will advice you against this. But its worth a DVD collection. Besides I am surprised about High-level Sanskrit. You will understand when you watch the movie.

If you are looking for simple enjoyable family movie which you, your friends and your parents can enjoy. This can one movie. Its well directed and well acted. Its bit disappointing such movies are not released anymore.


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