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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjeev Kumar ...
Hari Charan Mathur
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Aarti Mathur
Asrani ...
Kanu - Aarti's Brother
Seema Deo ...
Teacher: Deaf and Dumb Institute (as Seema)
Om Shivpuri ...
Uncle Narayan
Dina Pathak ...
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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Soja Baba Mere
Music by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Gulzar
Performed by Mohammad Rafi
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And Koshish Continues
25 June 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'Koshish' tells the heartwarming story of a deaf woman Aarti and a deaf man Hari. What happens when a deaf man and a deaf woman fall in love? What follows is a story. Through the ups and downs of life, Aarti and Hari move passed all obstacles to make a home for themselves. Only Gulzar can tell a story so beautifully. The artiste put a lot of soul into the making of this moving piece of cinema and this is obvious in the tenderness and sensibility of the movie. 'Koshish' is both poetic and realistic. He introduces the school of the deaf and briefly portrays the life of the deaf and blind but he does not go overboard as he returns to the two main characters and continues their story. Gulzar's execution and writing is outstanding. There's a beautifully poetic scene set on the beach where Aarti and Hari describe the sunset to a blind Uncle Narayan. Then there's a chilling sequence set during a rainy night when Kanu breaks in his sister's house to steal her necklace and what follows is a tragic outcome. Gulzar's background score flows beautifully with the film. Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri share a lovely chemistry and act very naturally giving us memorable performances. These two are always known to have a great on screen chemistry and in 'Koshish' their acting depends on body language more than anything. Yet, they seem to pull it off with ease. Dina Pathak too is excellent as the supportive mother and Asrani is quite good. My only complaint would be to avoid the song at the school function. This sequence does not add much and it only hinders the constant flow of the screenplay. Nonetheless, this is only a minor flaw and 'Koshish' remains a beautiful story of love, courage, survival and life.


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