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Koshish (1972)

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Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and dumb bicycle messenger Haricharian meets equally deaf Aarti, and persuades her to go to ... See full summary »

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Hari Charan Mathur
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Aarti Mathur
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Kanu - Aarti's Brother
Seema Deo ...
Teacher: Deaf and Dumb Institute (as Seema)
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Uncle Narayan
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Nitin Sethi
Atam Prakash ...
Amit Mathur
Urmila Bhatt ...
Mrs. Gupta
Master Chintu ...
Young Amit Mathur
Manjula ...
Padma Gupta
Mona Rajput ...
(as Mona)
Nasir
Kamaldeep ...
Military Officer (as Kamal Deep)
Yash
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Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and dumb bicycle messenger Haricharian meets equally deaf Aarti, and persuades her to go to sign language school to communicate with her mother and brother. The courtship leads to marriage and ultimately a child born to them. Years later, after the death of Aarti from a brief illness, Haricharian's teenage son tries to deal with the after effects as well as his history of being raised by two deaf parents when he begins courting another young girl who also happens to be deaf. Written by Matthew Patay

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Remade as Uyarnthavargal (1977) See more »

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Humse Hai Watan Hamara
Music by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Gulzar
Performed by Sushma Shreshta
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The valiant effort of a deaf and dumb pair
7 February 2002 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

There are very few movies that would leave a lasting impression on your mind long after you have left the movie theater like "koshish" will do. Two of the most talented actors- Sanjeev kumar and Jaya Bhaduri, brings the courage and agony of the two handicapped but strong willed persons. The movie brought national awards to both of these actors. Gulzar directs and writes the dialogues of the movie which are a treat in themselves.


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