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Indrani (Indu) Sinha (Raakhee) is the eldest child in the Sinha household, consisting of her elderly and ill father, Chandranath (A.K. Hangal); two younger sisters and a younger brother. ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Rakhee Gulzar ...
Indrani Sinha
Parikshat Sahni ...
Dr. Sagar Varma
Asrani ...
Vinod Sinha
A.K. Hangal ...
Chandranath Sinha
Nasir Hussain ...
Professor Sinha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manju Asrani
Manju Bhatia ...
Urmila Bhatt
Birbal ...
Chacha's son
Abha Dhulia
C.S. Dubey
Raja Duggal
Master Eknath
Gayatri ...
Chanda Sinha


Indrani (Indu) Sinha (Raakhee) is the eldest child in the Sinha household, consisting of her elderly and ill father, Chandranath (A.K. Hangal); two younger sisters and a younger brother. She loves Dr. Sagar Varma (Parikshat Sahni), who looks after her ailing dad, and hopes to marry her soon. His mother approves of Indu, but would like her to leave everthing behind, and look after her son and the household, which is not acceptable to Indu. Misfortune visits the Sinha household and Chandranath passes away, leaving the entire responsiblity of the household on Indu's shoulders. She decides to open a school for children, and her siblings help her. She refuses Sagar's offer of living at his house. Sagar and Indu decide to marry after the children grow up and are well settled. Years pass by, the children have all grown up, her younger brother, Vinod (Asrani) is a graduate, and finds a job with an organization, the owner (Om Shivpuri) of which wants him to marry his only daughter, Pinky (... Written by rAjOo (

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Rekha in her best ever role.......
10 February 2014 | by (Nepal) – See all my reviews

"Tapasya" chronicles a story of sacrifices done by a lady for fending her family. The role is played by Rakhee in her earlier days. And I would say the role is one of her finest till date. Unlike the regular tear jerking movies from 70s, the story and characters hold true to life and give a good inspiration of caring for your family against your personal preferences. After Rakhee, Parikshit Sahani too imparts a very good performance. The actors have been able to freshen the regular family drama through their outstanding performances. The songs and music aren't very memorable. But you'll indeed remember the movie for its inspiring story and performances by Rakhee and Parikshit Sahani.

Rating: 2 stars out of 4

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