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Kora Kagaz (1974)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vijay Anand ...
Professor Sukesh Dutt
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Archana Gupta
Achala Sachdev ...
Mrs. Gupta (as Achla Sachdev)
A.K. Hangal ...
Principal Gupta
Sulochana Latkar ...
Sukesh's Aunt (as Sulochna)
Shalini
Arvind Rathod
Dinesh Hingoo ...
Govind Gupta
Master Shahid ...
Deepak (as Master Sahid)
Deepak
Ram Singh
Nazneen ...
Aruna Gupta
Deven Verma ...
Drona Acharya
Padma Rani
Ramesh Deo ...
Archana's Uncle
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Archana, an educated daughter of retired principal loves Professor Sukhesh. This love born out of intellectual impact is supported by the fond hopes of her father that leads to matrimonial alliance. Archana's mother is of a different class with materialistic notions of life and she too unwillingly gives her consent to the marriage. Seeds of marital love have not yet flowered into sweet joys of wedlock when whims and ego's of Archana and Sukhesh start clashing. Though a dutiful loving wife of a sweet husband, Archana is very much the daughter of her mother, who with all good intentions intervenes in the day to day life of the couple. Understanding leads to misunderstandings and the lovers start misinterpreting each other's sentiments. This ultimately leads to break in marriage - hence the ultimate- eventual separation. Kora Kagaz answers the struggle of intellectual lovers who find it difficult to enjoy marital bliss. The film is a lesson in both love and marriage. Written by Everest Entertainment

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An ordinary family drama brought to life by Jaya Bhaduri
11 July 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Kora Kagaz is overall a realistic, simple and enjoyable family drama. The story itself, however, though handled with understanding and honesty, is nothing extraordinary and it has its share of unrestrained emotions. It is about a young married couple. She comes from a rich family, and he is a simple professor who lives a poor lifestyle with his aunt. She enters his house and the problems begin mainly because of her mother, who was never really happy with this marriage.

The film stars Jaya Bhaduri in a fantastic author-backed role. She carries the film on her able shoulders, and is undoubtedly the main reason it works. There is something inevitably compelling about this pretty, petite and naturally gifted actress. She is always restrained and real, she never goes over-the-top, even when it is easier to do so, and rather than acting her parts, she inhabits them. And indeed, hers is an exceptional, nuanced portrayal that is replete with depth and maturity.

Anil Ganguly is one film director who was probably keen on making meaningful mainstream movies, which had both the conventional ingredients of popular cinema and a fair share of substance. The authenticity with which Kora Kagaz portrays the complexity of marriage and relationships is appreciable, and at the same time it has entertainment value and mass appeal. It is overall a well-made Hindi picture of the 1970s, but Jaya Bhaduri makes it even better and a must-watch.


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