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Khubsoorat (1980)

| Comedy, Drama, Family
Nirmala Gupta runs her household and family in a very strict and authoritarian manner. While most of her family resent this, they do obey her and carry out her instructions, so as to be on ... See full summary »

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Dwarka Prasad Gupta
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Manju Dayal
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Inder Gupta
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Mrs. Gupta
Aradhana ...
Anju Gupta
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Nirmala Gupta
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Ram Dayal (as David)
S.N. Banerjee ...
Uma Shankar
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Dayal's cook
Amarnath
Vijay Sharma
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Jagan Gupta (as Ranjit Chowdhury)
Anand
Baby Komal
Saral Mama
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Nirmala Gupta runs her household and family in a very strict and authoritarian manner. While most of her family resent this, they do obey her and carry out her instructions, so as to be on her good side. Things start to change after her second son gets married to Anju. Manju, Anju's sister, comes over to stay for a few days with the Gupta family, and is accepted by everyone except Nirmala. Nirmala's third son intends to marry Manju. But Manju does not like the manner in which his mom bosses everyone along, and feels some changes are needed in the Gupta household. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Character actor David Abhraham had already retaired from films and settled in Canada. He was in India on holidays when Khoosurat was in the making and David had made an friendly appearance in this film as his friend Hrishikesh Mukherjee created the scene specially for David. Later David acted in 2 films which were shot in Canada, Ambrish Sangal's Door Desh & Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Namumkin, which was the last film of David Abhraam . See more »

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Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Performed by Asha Bhosle
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Great Lessons
17 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is what I call a must-watch. While it is very natural in its presentation it gives a strong message as well. With all the talk of love and freedom today it becomes even more important to see this movie which goes a step beyond and puts freedom and love in their true perspective - no freedom comes without a sense of responsibility; love alone is not enough, one needs to realize the responsibility that comes with it. This simple but profound wisdom is conveyed with great spontaneity. The movie also teaches about the thin line between rules that help and rules that are uncomfortably binding. All this in one funny, homely three hour package that is a very wholesome entertainer. Absolutely beautiful!


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