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Alaap (1977)

Widowed Advocate Triloki Prasad lives a wealthy lifestyle in a small town in India with two sons, Advocate Ashok - who is married to Geeta, and Alok - who has yet to settle down in their ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Alok Prasad
Rekha ... Radhakumari "Radhiya"
Chhaya Devi ... Sarju Bai Banaraswali
Asrani ... Ganesh aka 'Ganeshi'
Manmohan Krishna ... Maharaj Dinanath
Lily Chakravarty ... Geeta A. Prasad (as Lily Chakraborty)
Farida Jalal ... Sulakshana Gupta
Om Prakash ... AdvocateTriloki Prasad
Yunus Parvez ... Mr. Gupta
Vijay Sharma Vijay Sharma ... Ashok Prasad
Benjamin Gilani ... Kishan
Master Ravi Master Ravi ... Alok & Radha's son
Lalita Kumari Lalita Kumari ... Mrs. Gupta
Nadir Nadir
Rajnath Rajnath
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Storyline

Widowed Advocate Triloki Prasad lives a wealthy lifestyle in a small town in India with two sons, Advocate Ashok - who is married to Geeta, and Alok - who has yet to settle down in their law firm. Alok is fond of music and does enroll in classes run by Pandit Jamuna Prasad. On his return, his father asks him to accompany Ashok to their law firm and start learning to practice, which he agrees to do. Then one day Triloki finds out that Alok has not been at the firm but is instead spending time in the local slums with a former courtesan named Sarju Bai Banaraswali. He cautions Alok about this, but Alok continues to visit Sarju Bai. When Mr. Gupta approaches Triloki about taking possession & demolishing the slum area, Triloki readily agrees and with his expertise manages to sway the Court's decision in Gupta's favor. As a result, Sarju Bai and others are rendered homeless. With the fee he receives from Gupta, he asks Alok to purchase a used car for himself. But Alok purchases a ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Genres:

Drama | Musical

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 April 1977 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Alap See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rupam Chitra See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was one of the biggest disasters. Soon after its release, the film-maker re-shot some portions of the film on 15 April 1977 at Mohan Studios, but that didn't change the fate of the film. See more »

Quotes

Alok Prasad: The pleasure of love is not in dying together, but in living together.
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Alaap 1977 . One of my favorite classics
11 September 2009 | by juwareSee all my reviews

This movie is a great masterpiece. Light Hindustani Classical beautifully rendered by Yesudas, Lata and others. On the top of it, all the relationships between different characters. Amazing performance by all stars. In one of the scenes Amitabh (as Alok) gives ride to his father in his Horse cart. There are exchange of few dialogues between both noteworthy. Amitabh is at the top performer like his 70's work like Namka Haram, Sanjog and Saudagar like he proves he is not only action hero but has other talents to show.

Rekha, Asrani, Farida Jalal and Sanjeev Kumar well supported him. One of the songs which is available on LP was dropped from movie was "Zindagi Ko Sanwarna" by Yesudas. A must see movie.. I have to admit that I have cried few times.


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