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Amar Prem (1972)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 28 January 1972 (India)
A village woman abandoned by her husband is forced into prostitution in Kolkata and forms nameless yet strong relations with a wealthy patron as well as an abused boy in the neighbourhood.


Shakti Samanta


Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (story) (as Bibhuti Bhushan Banerji), Arabinda Mukhopadhyay (screenplay) (as Aravinda Mukherji) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajesh Khanna ... Anand Babu
Sharmila Tagore ... Pushpa
Sujit Kumar ... Sharma (Nandu's dad) (as Sujit)
Bindu ... Mrs. Kamla Sharma
Madan Puri ... Nepal Babu
Bobby Bobby
Om Prakash ... Natwarlal
Vinod Mehra ... Nandkishore Sharma 'Nandu'
Satyendra Kapoor ... Vijay (as Satyendra Kumar Kappu)
Manmohan Manmohan ... Ram Ratan (as Man Mohan)
Abhi Bhattacharya ... Dr. Ghosh
Ram Mohan ... Shankar
Mohan Choti
Gurnam Singh Gurnam Singh ... Hariram (as Gurnam)
Paresh Nanda Paresh Nanda


A village woman abandoned by her husband is forced into prostitution in Kolkata and forms nameless yet strong relations with a wealthy patron as well as an abused boy in the neighbourhood.

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Drama | Musical | Romance


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Release Date:

28 January 1972 (India) See more »

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Immortal Love See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The film's story is based on a Bengali short story Nishi Padma by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. See more »


Referenced in Sanju (2018) See more »


Raina beeti jaaye, shyam na aaye
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar Rajesh Khanna
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A Classic is forever
2 December 2014 | by sanjayppcSee all my reviews

Amar Prem will go down in history as one of the best Indian films ever made. It is superbly directed by Shakti Shamantha (his best effort).

The film takes a look at how society views women who have been forced into the sex trade. Their sensitivities, insecurities etc., are so beautifully touched upon.

The music of the film is by R.D Buraman, a Kaka favorite. All the songs are gems. Specially the "Chingari koi badke" song.

Sharmila tagore has mentioned how Kaka had so masterfully performed in this song in the very limited space they had i.e in a small boat.

It is a lifetime role for sharmila tagore & she makes full use of it. She surely deserved the national award & it is a wonder how she missed it.

The supporting star cast of Madan Puri, Vinod Mehra & Om Prakash are adequate.

Coming to the hero of the film, the eternal superstar Rajesh khanna. He was at his zenith when this film released.

It was reported that when the film crew asked for police permission to shoot the "Chingari koi badke" song near the howrah bridge, the police denied permission stating that they would not be able to control the crowds & that the bridge may collapse. Eventually, the song was shot in a studio set. Such was the popularity Rajesh commanded.

In spite of his super stardom, as is his wont, he did not think twice about accepting this role knowing fully well that this film centers around the heroine. The beauty is he comes out unscathed. He looks handsome in his Bengali dhoti & underplays superbly. The end scenes specially show kaka at his best.

Definitely a film which comes in the top 3 of kaka's films & eternally loved by Rajesh khanna fans.

Watch it over & over again. You will never feel bored.

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