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J.K. is a hotel Manager in a scenic location in India. One day he gallantly comes to the rescue of a drunk daughter, Aarti, of a politician, and chooses to be discrete about it. When she ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suchitra Sen ...
Aarti Devi
Sanjeev Kumar ...
Om Shivpuri ...
Manmohan ...
S.K. Agarwal
A.K. Hangal ...
Brinda Kaka
Kamaldeep ...
Chowdhary (as Kamal Deep)
C.S. Dubey ...
Ranvir Raj ...
Amrit (as Ranveer)
Baldev Mehta
Madhup Sharma
Vinod Sharma
Baby Pinky
Ashok Saxena
Harish Magon ...
Cameo (song "Salaam Kijiye") (as Harish)


J.K. is a hotel Manager in a scenic location in India. One day he gallantly comes to the rescue of a drunk daughter, Aarti, of a politician, and chooses to be discrete about it. When she recovers, she and he fall in love; get married in a small marriage ceremony, have a daughter, and thereafter differences arise to such an extent that they decide to separate. Years pass J.K. and Aarti meet again when she is an established politician, both are still attracted to each other, but she does not want her name to be tarnished and stigmatized as a "separated" woman. Songs including "Is mod se jaatey hai"; "Tere bina zindagi Se shikva toh nahin;" and "Tum aa gaye ho" noor aa gaya hai" sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. Written by rAjOo (

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The First Controversial Film
15 June 1999 | by (Bombay, India) – See all my reviews

Gulzar's most controversial film made. This film was released in 1975 during "The Emergency". Supposedly inspired from the life of India's late prime minister, Indira Gandhi. The film was stuck and also banned by political activists of Indira Gandhi's Party. Suchitra Sen gives a powerful performance as a housewife who marries a common hotel manager (Sanjeev Kumar)against her father's wish. She then joins Politics against her husbands wish. Sanjeev Kumar got the best actor award for this film. So did gulzar. The best scene in the movie and one of Indian Cinema's most touching scene is the scene picturised on the song " Tere Bina Zindagi se Koi..". This is a Classic movie. It is a must see. This movie was a hit when there

were 2 giant movies in competition.. "Deewar" and "Sholay".

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