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Aandhi (1975)

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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 ...
J.K.
Om Shivpuri ...
Chandrasen
Manmohan ...
S.K. Agarwal
A.K. Hangal ...
Brinda Kaka
Kamaldeep ...
Chowdhary (as Kamal Deep)
C.S. Dubey ...
Gurusaran
Ranvir Raj ...
Amrit (as Ranveer)
Baldev Mehta
Madhup Sharma
Vinod Sharma
Baby Pinky
Ashok Saxena
Robert
Harish Magon ...
Cameo (song "Salaam Kijiye") (as Harish)
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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 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 (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The film was banned due to the lead character's similarities with the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It was later re-released. See more »

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Great Direction by Gulzar !!!
7 February 2006 | by (Lahore, Pakistan) – See all my reviews

This movie might have a directional setting towards the political and private life of India's Prime Minister, Indra Gandhi, nonetheless, its powerful and sentimental theme carries the audience with the subtle forces of life which all and sundry experience, at least, one or the other times in their married lives.

Gulzar has excellently directed the movie while adorning it with passionately electrifying emotional focus during certain scenes. The musical score and songs are worthy of all praise. The hypnotically tranquil appeal of the song "Tere Bina Zindagi se Shikwa" speaks volumes about the meaningful and touching melody besides its filming against the gloomy backdrop of a ruined historical monument in a moonlit night. Much different from the rubbish artificiality of present day movies, the songs of this film exude a living originality to the flow of events.

Sanjeev Kumar and Suchitra Sen both have given their lifetime best performances and Gulzar earned a big name with its release. It is definitely a must-see film.


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