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Clerk (1989)

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Satyapti lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Lajpat Nagar, Delhi, along with his wife, Kaushalya, three sons: Ram, Bharat, Balram, and a daughter, Tulsi. He used to be a soldier in Netaji ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manoj Kumar ...
Bharat
Ashok Kumar ...
Satyapati
Rajendra Kumar ...
Rahim U. Khan
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Sneh V. Kapoor
Anita Raj ...
Pooja
Mohammad Ali ...
Ram
Zeba ...
Rukmini (as Zeba Ali)
Rajiv Goswami ...
Balram
Sonu Walia ...
Sonu
Prem Chopra ...
Sadhuram
Satish Shah ...
B.M. Sharma
Sonika Gill ...
Tulsi
Rahul ...
Dalbeer - Goon who molests Tulsi
Om Shivpuri ...
General Jindal
Dina Pathak ...
Kaushalya (as Deena Pathak)
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Satyapti lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Lajpat Nagar, Delhi, along with his wife, Kaushalya, three sons: Ram, Bharat, Balram, and a daughter, Tulsi. He used to be a soldier in Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Azad Hind Fauj, and after India attained independence served in the army, and is now retired, receiving a meager pension. His son, Ram, also served in the army, got wounded, lost his leg, and disfigured the right side of his face, got discharged from the army, and suspects his wife, Rukmani, of prostitution. Bharat, honest to a fault, works as a Clerk with the Ministry of Defence, while Balram and Tulsi are collegians and their father arranges to pay for their education after mortgaging his farmland. Bharat used to love Sneh, but she married wealthy Vijay Kapoor, leaving him embittered. Then things change for the better when Bharat wins a 10 Lakh Rupee lottery. They pay off their mortgage, move into a bigger house, Ram gets plastic surgery and an artificial leg, while Bharat ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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This film marks the first time that major film stars from Pakistan (Zeba and Mohammed Ali) have worked in an Indian film. This was something of a ground-breaking event, since there has always been intense rivalry between the two nations. See more »

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Chup chup janab aap rahetey hain
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Nitin Mukesh
Lyrics by Manoj Kumar
Music by Uttam Jagdish
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Excellent Benchmark!
19 July 2004 | by (NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

The movie should be viewed as a classic for benchmarking the nadir in the Indian film industry. I haven't come across an Indian movie worse than this. Everybody has done justice to this film as the performances are uniformly awful across the board. Can't single out anyone for uniquely bad performance. Music, direction and editing also draw a bottom line. On the plus side it gives me strength to watch a lot of BAD movies as nothing can match the experience of watching CLERK. Strongly recommended for all who want to get a bottom-line drawn. The review requires at least 10 lines to be written, but this is one movie where a single word would suffice - HORRIBLE.


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