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Tapasya - meaning penance is the story of Indu, eldest child of Prof Chandrakant Sinha takes on the responsibility of rearing her younger siblings, Vinod, Madhu and the youngest sister. ... 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


Tapasya - meaning penance is the story of Indu, eldest child of Prof Chandrakant Sinha takes on the responsibility of rearing her younger siblings, Vinod, Madhu and the youngest sister. Indu is the breadwinner of the family and acts as both father and mother to the children. The family doctor, young Sagar Verma who treated Chandrakant through his terminal illness falls in love with Indu, which is reciprocated. Being the only son of his widowed mother brings expectations Sagar's wife is expected to take on the responsibility of managing the affairs of their palatial home, giving up her siblings and her parental home. This is not possible for Indu, who is willing to sacrifice her own love and happiness at the altar of responsibility to her brother and sisters. It is only when the children are settled in their own homes that Indu can think for herself. Sagar in the meantime has handed over his clinic to a locum and left without any forwarding address or informing anyone of his return ... Written by MG Gopalan

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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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