Shankar lives in a remote village in rural India with his mother and sister, Manju, and drives a horse-carriage for a living. The main employer in the region is a kind-hearted businessman ... See full summary »
Mohan Sharma (Tarun Bose) is a workaholic, whose life changes dramatically after his wife dies upon giving birth to their daughter Uma (Sharmila Tagore). He despises the daughter by day, ... See full summary »
Ratan and Chaman are twins brothers who love the same girl, Meera. During a fair, all three are separated. While Chaman and Meera are found, Ratan is untraceable. Years later, Chaman is no ... See full summary »
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Great Music, colorful, corny special effects, subtle storyline
I first heard the music at my brother-in-lows house back in the late seventies, and thought it was very original. I have seen the newly re-mastered movie three times (in seven days) and I think the music has passed the test of time and is still exquisite. The story line is subtle and does not have the stereotypical endings of a Bollywood movie where everyone lives happily ever after. The dance sequences (long) are very colorful and superb (however one has to put the special effects in context and keep in mind that Navrang must have been one of the first color movies made in India).
Must see if you appreciate classical music and classical Indian dancing.
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