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Dharmputra (1961)

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Circa British Rule in India is the tale of two Delhi families, that of Nawab Badruddin and Gulshan Rai. The two families are so close that they virtually share the same house. The Nawab's ... See full summary »

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Husn Bano
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Dilip Rai
Rehman ...
Javed
Manmohan Krishna ...
Dr. Amrit Rai
Indrani Mukherjee ...
Meena
Tabassum ...
Rekha Rai (as Tabbassum)
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Sudesh Rai (as Deven)
Rohit
Babloo
Ranjit Sood
Balam
Nissar ...
(as Master Nissar)
Munshi Munakka ...
(as Munshi Munaqqa)
Ravikant ...
(as Ravi Kant)
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Circa British Rule in India is the tale of two Delhi families, that of Nawab Badruddin and Gulshan Rai. The two families are so close that they virtually share the same house. The Nawab's daughter, Husn Bano, has an affair with a young man named Hamid, & gets pregnant. When the Nawab attempts to arrange her marriage with Hamid, he finds that Hamid has disappeared. Amrit Rai and his wife Savitri assist Husn with the birth of a baby boy, Dilip, and even adopt him and give him their family name. Young Dilip is a cute young child, the apple of the Badruddin and the Rai households. Husn then gets married to another young man, Javed, and moves to another location. In the meantime, while participating in a protest to force the British to leave India, the Nawab gets killed. Years later, Husn Bano and Javed return to a warm welcome by the Rai family. Then she meets Dilip - not the Dilip she had left behind - this Dilip is fascist, a Muslim-hater, who has joined forces with other extremists, in... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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social issues disguised in a romance
27 February 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Yash Chapra's DHARAMPUTRA is surprisingly good, particularly in it's first half. The atmosphere of an upper-class Muslim home is captured very well, and the performances of Mala Sinha and Nirupa as young mothers of different faiths are good. While Shashi Kapoor as the illegitimate Muslim son adopted into the Hindu family is okay, it's also fascinating to see Rajindra Kumar in a minor role as and even more fanatic Hindu. There's little suspense in the story (the only question really is if Shashi will live or die after he finds out he was born a Muslim) but the first half and the message of communal harmony are handled quite well. It's certainly a Yash Chopra film --social issues disguised in a romance, and still effective today.


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