MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 57,204 this week

Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka (1975)

7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 29 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Vishal is a poet and lives a middle-class lifestyle with his widowed and wheelchair-bound mom. He is in love with Aruna, who works with a publishing company. Due to his forthrightness, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), (dialogue), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Emmy Awards 2014

We have the winners, photos and more in our 2014 Emmys section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 19 Feb 2011
 
a list of 112 titles
created 28 Feb 2011
 
list image
a list of 85 titles
created 29 Nov 2011
 
a list of 14 titles
created 12 Jan 2012
 
a list of 3816 titles
created 16 Feb 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka (1975)

Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka (1975) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Long-suffering heiress Seeta is treated worse than a servant by her abusive money-grubbing aunt. Meanwhile, her long-lost twin sister Geeta grows up to be a gutsy street-performer. One day, the girls unintentionally swap places.

Director: Ramesh Sippy
Stars: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini
Waqt (1965)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Members of a family are separated in a natural disaster. Several years down the line, they aren't united but their lives are strangely interconnected.

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sadhana, Raaj Kumar
Jugnu (1973)
Musical | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Pramod Chakravorty
Stars: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Pran
Action | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Even after attaining a bachelors degree, Ajit Sharma is unable to secure any employment in order to better the lifestyle of his widowed mother, sister, Meena, elder brother Gopuram and a ... See full summary »

Director: Arjun Hingorani
Stars: Dharmendra, Rekha, Ajit
Shakti (1982)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Sippy
Stars: Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee Gulzar
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashok Kumar ...
Anand Kumar
...
Vishal
Sharmila Tagore ...
Aruna Sehgal
Leena Chandavarkar ...
Sonia
Deven Verma ...
Ramu 'Shola' Makhichandani (as Deven Varma)
David Abraham ...
Dr. Abraham (as David)
Ramesh Deo ...
Dr. Mathur
Achala Sachdev ...
Vishal's Mother (as Achla Sachdev)
Asha Chandra
Sanjana
Brahmachari ...
Pichkari Lal Panchotia (as Bramhachari)
Birbal ...
Tabla
Jagdish Raj ...
Pal
Hercules
Azaad Irani ...
Pal's accomplice (as Azad)
Edit

Storyline

Vishal is a poet and lives a middle-class lifestyle with his widowed and wheelchair-bound mom. He is in love with Aruna, who works with a publishing company. Due to his forthrightness, Vishal is unable to keep a job, and Aruna attempts in vain to get him to work at her firm. Then she stops meeting him altogether, and a few days later he gets an invitation to attend her marriage with her boss, Anand Kumar Sahegal. This turn of events devastates Vishal to such an extent that he takes to alcohol, visits prostitutes, gambles, and hates all women especially Aruna. Vishal gains fame selling his poems to Ramu Makhichandani, but does not improve his lifestyle. Then one day a young woman named Sonia enters his life and both of them fall in love with each other. Vishal proposes to Sonia and she accepts, however, fate has some other plans for them - for Sonia is none other than the step-daughter of Aruna - and neither Vishal nor Aruna may want this marriage alliance to succeed. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 July 1975 (India)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Kahani Kismat Ki (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Dekha Hai Zindagi Ko
Music by Ravi
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
decent
29 May 2007 | by (Detroit, Michigan) – See all my reviews

This is the second Bollywood movie I've seen (the first being "Sharabi"), and I enjoyed this a lot more. The following plot points were given in Netflix's summary, and thereby cannot be considered spoilers. Vishal (Dharmendra) and Aruna (Sharmila Tagore) are very much in love. However, when Aruna finds out that she is going blind, she marries her elderly employer (Ashok Kumar) so that she won't be a burden to Vichal, who already has to take care of his handicapped mother (Achala Sachdev). Deven Verma provides comic relief.

The first act of this film is a bit overly melodramatic. It takes a western viewer a while to get used to the in-your-face close-ups and other staples of old-school Bollywood cinema. However, the acting is very good. Dharmendra and Sharmila Tagore are good as two young lovers. Ashok Kumar is quite good as a magazine executive with a heart of gold. However, the best actor does not show up until the beginning of the second act: Leena Chandavarkar as Kumar's daughter. She acts evenly with her whole body, and the fact that she's easy on the eyes doesn't hurt her performance. She simply has the best chemistry with all of her co- stars, especially with Sharmila Tagore. In their scenes together, the unique chemistry that develops when two women the same age take on the roles of mother and daughter is captured brilliantly. Chandavarkar's scenes with Dharmendra are also very good. Even when the script becomes overly misogynistic, Chandavarkar's presence is stronger than her male counterparts. Also, the woman who plays the friend of Aruna in a small role is very good and sexy, but I couldn't find her name.

Even though I'm praising the acting, why am I only calling the movie decent? The story. For starters, characters have a habit of appearing out of nowhere in scenes, particularly Kumar's character. Also, a lot of times the plot is like a soap opera. Sometimes the action depends on events so nonsensical that they ruin the mood. All of this would be tolerable, however, if it wasn't for the dénouement. Without giving anything away, this movie's dénouement breaks the original mood of the film so severely that the last fifteen minutes just become annoying. Everything else about the movie was very good, but the dénouement was so awful that it almost ruined the movie for me.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Aruna's friend elsterusa
Discuss Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?