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Kamla Ki Maut (1989)

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Sudhakar Patel meets with young Anju and both fall in love with each other. Hoping to get married soon, both get intimate, resulting in a pregnancy. Both do not have the means to look after... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Dimple Arora ...
Rashmi
Radha Asrani ...
Kamla's mom
Mrinal Deo ...
Charu S. Patel
Harshada Desai ...
Young Nirmala
Ninad Deshpande ...
Manglu (Chameli's bethrothed)
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Geeta S. Patel (as Rupa Gangooly)
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Deepak
Ramesh Goyal ...
Nirmala's dad
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Sudhakar Patel
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Ajit
Devendra Khandelwal ...
Masterji
Anjali Kulkarni ...
Nirmala's mom
Jaya Mathur ...
Chameli
Akhil Mishra ...
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Anju
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Sudhakar Patel meets with young Anju and both fall in love with each other. Hoping to get married soon, both get intimate, resulting in a pregnancy. Both do not have the means to look after a child and decide to abort it. After the abortion Sudhakar disappears from Anju's life. Sudhakar relocates to another town, falls in love with Chameli, and promises to marry her when confronted by her irate father and townspeople, but subsequently disappears from her life also. Sudhakar then has an affair with Laxmi, who is the wife of his friend, Prakash, and gets a sound beating from Prakash when he finds him half-naked in his house. Shortly thereafter Sudhakar marries Nirmala, a young woman who wanted to marry her tutor. Years later, Sudhakar is still married to Nirmala, he now has two daughters, Geeta and Charu, who are of marriageable age and having affairs with Ajit and Deepak respectively. Their next door neighbor is Kamla Thakur who is to get married to Bhaskar soon, but kills herself by ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Great concept, unevenly executed.
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Kamla - a young woman in a chawl in Bombay - commits suicide. Turns out she was pregnant, and had problems with a boyfriend who was reluctant to marry her. The event throws everyone around into turmoil. The film focuses on the thoughts and memories of four members of one family in the chawl - Pankaj Kapur, his wife, and his two daughters (one slightly older and one a bit younger than the dead Kamla).

Promising plot and cast, but an uneven script and often ham-handed direction make this a disappointment. It's somewhat redeemed by Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak's superb performances in the final flashback sequence, when Kapur remembers his mis-spent youth. Kapur is brilliantly subtle, as always. But the film is worth a watch just for the effortless fluidity of Supriya Pathak's portrayal. (I so wish someone would write roles for actresses like her which give them something to DO - Ram Gopal Varma cast her perfectly as Amitabh's wife in Sarkar, but she had to make do with some ten minutes of screen time. What a waste of talent.)

Also look out for Irfan Khan (of Maqbool fame) - who appears as elder daughter Roopa Ganguly's convincingly 'out-for-what-he-can-get' boyfriend - and Ashutosh Gowariker (dir. Lagaan, Swades) , who is the potential love interest for the younger daughter... fun to get a glimpse of the 'past lives' of two people who are now important figures in the Hindi film world.


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