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Kitaab (1977)

Not Rated | | 31 December 1977 (India)
A young boy lives with his sister away from his mother to study in school. However, he is neither fond of the school nor his new home and decides to run away to be with his mother.

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Nikhil Gupta
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Mrs. Komal Gupta
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Baijuram
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Babla (as Master Raju)
Master Tito ...
Pappu
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(as Master Lucky)
Pankaj ...
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Anees ...
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Indrani Mukherjee ...
Kusum
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Ustad
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Babla's Mother
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Pandit Shankar Lal
Asit Kumar Sen ...
Train Passenger (fatso) (as Asit Sen)
T.P. Jain ...
English Teacher
Kamaldeep ...
Pappu's Father (as Kamal Deep)
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A young boy lives with his sister away from his mother to study in school. However, he is neither fond of the school nor his new home and decides to run away to be with his mother.

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A instrumental version of the song " Dhanno Ki Aankhon (In Dhanno's Eyes)" was in the album Asha Bhosle & Kronos Quartet , You've Stolen My Heart. Song's From R.D. Burman's Bollywood. This album was released internationally. See more »

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Kitaab was a special kind of movie
5 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Years back, Kitaab was a special kind of movie directed by Gulzar. This is a gloomy and dark story of a boy, who is growing up and he try to understand the world around him. This is a journey of a boy in whole movie... not only the outside but also the inside of a child's psyche. I can't forget the presentation of very famous song in this film by RD Burmun, "Dhanno..." At that time, means 1977 there was a debate everywhere about the parenting and child psychology. This is a very different way that Gulzar presents in his movie. His point of view is entirely different from that concepts that was the the topic of debate in that time. In whole movie director thinks like a child. So you can understand how a child observes the world. A remarkable creation by Gulzar.


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