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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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Bimal Dutta (screenplay), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (story developer) | 3 more credits »
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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 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 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 »

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AdvocateTriloki Prasad: The law states that if a debt becomes old, then there is no need to repay it.
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The same but different movie
18 February 2002 | by mishu_mausamSee all my reviews

This is a different Hrishikesh Mukherjee. This movie where empathises with the Indian musicians on one hand, also brings out the tale of a son of a rich father who takes a stand against his father. The movie has some really beautiful music (mostly light Hindustani classical) and of course has the battle to live poor and dying than to ask support from the father.

Can't say its a must-see for everybody. I don't even know why I love it so much other than the music. But still there is something in it that brings me back at it, probably my respect for the musicians or probably my lack of strength to take a stand like that.


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