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Parichay (1972)

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In desperate need of a job, unemployed Ravi (Jeetendra) goes to his maternal uncle (A.K. Hangal) and aunt (Leela Mishra) in their village for a few days. His uncle decides that he can be a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rai Saheb
A.K. Hangal ...
Ravi's Uncle
Veena ...
Sati Devi
Dev Kishan
Leela Mishra ...
Ravi's Aunt
Keshto Mukherjee ...
Teacher (as Keshto Mukherji)
Master Ravi
Master Kishore
Raju Shrestha ...
Sanjay (as Master Raju)
Baby Pinky
Pushpraj ...
(as Pushp Raj)
Kamaldeep ...
(as Kamal Deep)


In desperate need of a job, unemployed Ravi (Jeetendra) goes to his maternal uncle (A.K. Hangal) and aunt (Leela Mishra) in their village for a few days. His uncle decides that he can be a suitable teacher for five obstinate and spoiled grand-children of the wealthy Rai Saheb (Pran). Ravi accepts this offer, and goes to work as a tutor with them. He soon realizes that it is not upto him to keep his employment there, but rather to the children themselves, who have never tolerated any tutor beyond a few days. Written by rAjOo (

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Drama | Family | Musical





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18 October 1972 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Ignorância  »

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Beeti Na Bitai Raina
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar & Bhupendra Singh
Music composed by Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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The light tune
6 February 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Gulzar, and Parichay is actually not of my favourite Gulzar movies, and it is also one of his lesser known works. Having said that, Parichay is overall an engaging and watchable picture. It is said to be a remake of The Sound of Music, but Gulzar clearly denied this, and I also think it is very different. The movie is a rather ordinary family drama, and as expected from Gulzar, it's never melodramatic or overly clichéd. Don't know if the film was intended for kids or not, but children will definitely enjoy the film much more, given the kids have more screen time than any other actor and in a way the story is at times seen through their eyes. The lead pair is played by Jeetendra and Jaya Bhaduri, both of whom are convincing in their roles. Those were the days when Jeetendra was at his best and acted in better movies than those he would be a part of later in his career. Bhaduri is unsurprisingly restrained and natural and plays her role with ease. The supporting cast includes Pran, as the estranged grandfather who is a tough man of principles, and Sanjeev Kumar, as his son. Both actors are excellent. One of the film's highlights is definitely the music, composed by master R.D Burman. Gulzar's direction, casting and his ability to keep everything simple despite the ongoing proceedings, along with the lovely songs, create a movie that is enjoyable, even if it's not one of his most memorable pictures.

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