MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,334 this week

Avtaar (1983)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 267 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Avtaar Krishen lives a poor lifestyle with his wife, Radha, and two sons, Ramesh and Chander. He works in a factory and toils hard so that his sons can get the necessary education, and live... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 21 titles
created 21 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 48 titles
created 01 Aug 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 09 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 26 titles
created 09 Feb 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 17 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Avtaar" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Avtaar (1983)

Avtaar (1983) on IMDb 7.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Avtaar.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Virasat (1997)
Drama | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After completing his studies in London, England, Shakti Thakur returns home to India in a small town where his family resides. Accompanying him is his leggy girlfriend, Anita, who he is in ... See full summary »

Director: Priyadarshan
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Tabu, Pooja Batra
Kati Patang (1970)
Drama | Romance | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A runaway bride promises her dying widowed friend that she will assume her identity and look after her infant child.

Director: Shakti Samanta
Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh, Prem Chopra
Mother India (1957)
Drama | Musical | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code.

Director: Mehboob Khan
Stars: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar
Amrit (1986)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After the death of their spouses; the elderly Amrit Lal Sharma and Kamla Srivastav are abused by their biological children. They get into contact with each other due to their grandchildren ... See full summary »

Director: Mohan Kumar
Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Smita Patil, Aruna Irani
Raja Rani (1973)
Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Widowed and with a small son, Raja, Janaki works as a maidservant with a wealthy man. When Raja falls ill, she has no money to get medicines, so she agrees to spend a night with her ... See full summary »

Director: Sachin Bhowmick
Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, David Abraham
Ram Lakhan (1989)
Action | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Sharda (Raakhee) vows vengeance when her husband is murdered by his two evil cousins, Bhishamber (Amrish Puri) and Bhanu (Paresh Rawal), and she and her two young sons are thrown out on the... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai
Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor
Roti (1974)
Family | Romance | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mangal Singh (Rajesh Khanna) has been a career criminal, whose criminal career began to steal food and to keep from starving, and thence got him in deeper and deeper in the criminal world. ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai
Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Nirupa Roy
Bawarchi (1972)
Comedy | Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bhaduri, Usha Kiran
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Rohit Kumar (Aamir Khan) is an aspirant playback singer while Kiran (Manisha Koirala) is a classical singer-in-training, but at inside aims to be some thing like Rohit. They meet, relate to... See full summary »

Director: Mansoor Khan
Stars: Aamir Khan, Manisha Koirala, Master Adil
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, and fail - miserably. Their third room-mate, shy, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape
Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In order to immortalize his love, a groom decides to create conflict between his and his to-be bride's families.

Director: Aatish Kapadia
Stars: Supriya Pathak, Anang Desai, Rajeev Mehta
Drama | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Orphaned Raju, in the company of four elephants, has to perform with them at street corners, in order to keep alive. Slowly he amasses a fortune, and is able to build his own private zoo, ... See full summary »

Director: M.A. Thirumugham
Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Tanuja, David Abraham
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Avtaar Krishen
...
Radha Krishen
Sachin ...
Sewak
Sujit Kumar ...
Bawaji
A.K. Hangal ...
Rashid Ahmed
Yunus Parvez ...
Paan wala
Pinchoo Kapoor ...
Seth Laxminarayan
...
Chandan Krishen
Shashi Puri ...
Ramesh Krishen
Priti Sapru Walia ...
Shobha R. Krishen (as Priti Sapru)
Rajni Sharma ...
Renu C. Krishen
Madhu Malini ...
Zubeida A. Ahmed
Ranjan Grewal ...
Anwar R. Ahmed (as Ranjan Garewal)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madan Puri ...
Seth Jugal Kishore (Guest Appearance)
Master Rinku ...
Zubeida a ahmed s young son
Edit

Storyline

Avtaar Krishen lives a poor lifestyle with his wife, Radha, and two sons, Ramesh and Chander. He works in a factory and toils hard so that his sons can get the necessary education, and live a better lifestyle. He gets injured and crippled while working, but is compensated adequately by his employer, Bawaji. Years later his sons have grown up. While Ramesh has married Sudha and works with a bank; Chander is wooing Renu, the only daughter of wealthy Seth Laxminarayan. When Avtaar and Radha wish to go on a tirathyatra (pilgrimage), they ask Ramesh to book tickets for them, but he tells them that he has no money. When Radha gets sick, their servant, Sewak, enters Sudha's room to get some money for her treatment, as a result Radha does get treatment, but Sudha blames them for stealing her money. Avtaar asks Ramesh and his wife to get out, only to find out that the house is now in Sudha's name. AVtaar, Radha and Sewak move out and live in a shanty hut. Their hopes are with Chander, who does... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Family | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 March 1983 (India)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Baghban (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A good family social drama.
23 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

The heart and soul of Avtaar is Rajesh Khanna and his brilliant portrayal of the title role. He is ably supported amongst others by Shabana Azmi as Avtaar's wife and A. K. Hangal as a friend with similar problems. Mohan Kumar is a director who has made several successful films but not any that gained critical acclaim, that is until Avtaar. Avtaar not only was a huge commercial hit, but it is a film that was very highly reviewed. It is unfortunate that Rajesh Khanna had to miss out on the Best Actor award to another great acting performance of 1983, Naseeruddin Shah for Masoom. Avtaar in my opinion was one of the three best films of 1983 and is a must see, specially for Rajesh Khanna fans.


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Avtaar (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?