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Kathputli (1971)

| Family, Romance
Nisha (Mumtaz) loves Vishal (Jeetendra) and they get married. Ignoring basic driving safety rules they end up in an accident. Vishal needs serious surgical attention. Nisha tries to raise ... See full summary »




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Credited cast:
Master Bhagwan ...
Nisha's neighbor
Agha ...
Murali's Father-In-Law
Jalal Agha ...
Master Chicoo ...
Munna (as master Chikkoo)
Manmohan ...
Nisha's Boss
Kamla Devi
Kumud Tripathi ...
Pandit Nalasoparakar
Dilip Dutt ...
Malika ...
Kundan ...
Sunderlal Awara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bhola ...
Chawl Tenant
Brij ...


Nisha (Mumtaz) loves Vishal (Jeetendra) and they get married. Ignoring basic driving safety rules they end up in an accident. Vishal needs serious surgical attention. Nisha tries to raise money. This is a story of a rape victim and an innocent child. It is a story of the arrogance of wealth and power. It is also a story of kindness and love. The troubles that Nisha faces are a reflection of the times, 1960's India, a nation in transition from rural to urban society. Even today (2014) rape victims are unable to come forward... and rape is such a common occurrence. Nisha, an orphan meets Vishal, a smart and educated man and they fall in love. Circumstances and lack of transparency between them, separate them. Other circumstances bring them back together; only to separate them again. They are both alone in the world - no parents, no relatives except each other and a child. That loneliness brought them together and yet their inability to speak openly with each other sets them on a drama ... Written by mg-gopalan

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70s Drama with a Nice Story.......
12 February 2015 | by (Nepal) – See all my reviews

A newly wedded couple with aspirations meet a terrible fate in which the husband is seriously injured in an accident and the wife is raped just to find she is impregnated. Wife hides the truth and moves away for a while to give birth to a child. Later she tries to settle with her husband. The drama revolves in the convulses of what happens when the past triggers the life of the couples and what if the truth is revealed to the husband. The whole drama sets in the mental dilemma of the heroine of the repentance of her past and the influence it would have in her married life. The story is indeed interesting and Mumtaz's performance makes it thrilling. However, the story is told in a regular 70s style with mediocre songs and unnecessary comical characters which were thought necessary to stretch the film for a full length. The main story and the essence of the story comes quite later in the film. Mumtaz, unlike her bubbly image, acts a devout wife in a dilemma with much of seriousness in which she just fits, just like the role she played in "Tere Mere Sapne" from the same year. Jeetendra and Helen play the major roles, which were pretty regular. Just like other dramas, it's a pity to see high level of improbabilities and coincidences, which happens only in Hindi movies. Had the film touched a bit of spontaneity to real life situations, it would have been a nice film. Anyway, the film is watchable for Mumtaz and the interest the plot of the film creates.

Rating: 1 star out of 4

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