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Bandhan (1998)

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Pooja comes from a very poor family consists of her mom, dad Ramlal and brother, Raju. She meets the wealthy, Thakur Suraj Pratap and both is in love and get married with the blessings of ... See full summary »

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Thakur Suraj Pratap
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Raju
Rambha ...
Jyoti
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Pooja
Shakti Kapoor ...
Billu
Ashok Saraf ...
Chillu
Shweta Menon ...
Vaishali (as Swetha Menon)
Himani Shivpuri ...
Ramlal'w wife (Pooja's mom)
Mukesh Rishi ...
Gajendra
Anjan Srivastav ...
Ramlal (Pooja's dad) (as Anjan Shrivastav)
Aashif Sheikh ...
Police Inspector (as Asif Sheikh)
Charlie
Babbanlal Yadav ...
Phoolchand (as Baban)
Shashi Kiran
Dev Sharma
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Pooja comes from a very poor family consists of her mom, dad Ramlal and brother, Raju. She meets the wealthy, Thakur Suraj Pratap and both is in love and get married with the blessings of her family and relocates to the Thakur parental mansion with Raju, Pooja finds that she is unable to conceive, Raju falls in love with the Thakur's sister, Jyoti and is all set to make her his bride, to which Thakur agree but tragedy strikes when the Thakur meets Vaishali, whom he wants to make his bride and no body dears go against his decision, all including Pooja. When Raju hears of this he solely protests but is silence by the Thakur, publicly humiliated and shunned by each family member including Jyoti. Now his dream of marrying Jyoti will never come through and he must not dear go against the Thakur words because he might be responsible for his own sister ruin. Written by raj (krazymonster@ymail.com)

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Cheesy and typical yet fairly enjoyable
24 July 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Bandhan is not a film one would want to watch for quality but merely for three hours of mindless fun. It is for the most part a typical and overdone Hindi masala flick which has action, romance, tons of tears and many songs. However, it still can provide a nice watch for the entire family for lovers of Hindi films. Every genre has its fans, I'm not a big fan of this genre but I can enjoy it when I'm with family and friends and there is nothing to be taken seriously. Some parts of this movie were actually quite entertaining to me (some were unintentionally so). The entire Salman-Rambha track when she pretends to be blind in order to trap him was pretty funny. I liked the brother-sister relationship portrayed in the film. However unrealistic this movie is, this part was, to an extent, well done. Everything else in the film was old-fashioned platitude, particularly Ashwini Bhave's character's corny belief that a woman must never leave her husband's house unless she dies, even if he brings another woman home. Jackie Shroff plays the husband who gets trapped by a young prostitute with restraint. Ashwini Bhave does very well as his wife Shweta Menon as the seductress is typical but effective. Rambha is passable in her role and she looks quite pretty. This film, however, is Salman Khan's film, and is made strictly for his fans, who certainly will not be disappointed by his work here. He is the reason this film remains watchable even at its most pathetic and intolerable points. There's nothing to rave about Bandhan, but I'm not going to be too harsh on it. It's time-pass, better watched with family and friends, nothing more and nothing less.


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