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Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime (1978)

Rupa (Zeenat Aman) grew up being cursed as "unlucky" in the village she was born in. Her mother died during childbirth. Then a kitchen accident leaves half her face disfigured. This is an ... See full summary »

Director:

Raj Kapoor

Writer:

Jainendra Jain
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shashi Kapoor ... Ranjeev
Zeenat Aman ... Rupa
Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi ... Pandit Shyam Sunder (as Kanhaiyalal)
A.K. Hangal ... Bansi (Rupa's uncle)
David Abraham ... Bade Babu (as David)
Hari Shivdasani Hari Shivdasani ... Chief Engineer
Leela Chitnis ... Bade Babu's Wife
Sheetal Sheetal ... Champa
Padmini Kolhapure ... Young Rupa (as Baby Padmini)
Baby Komal Baby Komal
Tun Tun ... Fat Lady
Vishwa Mehra Vishwa Mehra ... Jai Singh
Mansaram Mansaram
H.L. Pardesi H.L. Pardesi ... (as Pardesi)
Ram Shastri Ram Shastri ... (as Shriram Shastry)
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Storyline

Rupa (Zeenat Aman) grew up being cursed as "unlucky" in the village she was born in. Her mother died during childbirth. Then a kitchen accident leaves half her face disfigured. This is an artistic exploration of beauty and disfigurement, society's values and more importantly how a girl, teenager and a bride was treated during the times. Rajeev (Shashi Kapoor) the stereotype male engineer falls in love with the Rupa who has a divine singing voice, and the unscarred left cheek. When he sees the scarred cheek, after marriage, he heads off into a tizzy and continues nightly dalliance with his mistress - the beautiful cheek. Little does he realize that his wife and mistress are two faces of the same person. Written by MG Gopalan

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

22 March 1978 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Sublime See more »

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R.K. Films Ltd. See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

Thievery Corporation song "Satyam Shivam Sundaram (feat Gunjan)" was a cover version of the title song. See more »

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Referenced in Bade Dilwala (1999) See more »

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Yashomati Maiya Se Bole Nandlala - Part 2
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
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Beauty is in the Eyes of the Beholder.
31 August 2008 | by HeragSee all my reviews

Raj Kapoor the oldest of the Kapoor Clan, had a sublime message in every movie he made and God bless his soul. He made some great movies. The narration by Raj Kapoor (anouther great narrating voice is of Amitab Bachchan,) at the beginning is an enchantingly concise meaning of Satyam (Truth,) Shivam (Godliness,) and Sundaram (Beuty). The Story is poignant but not realistic. Sashi Kapoor, was an accomplished actor and producer on his own-albeit he was not in the same caliber as his older brother. He was more a looker than an actor. He does rise to the occasion as his acting in a few of the wedding scenes. Zeenat Aman, I should say was very bold in accepting this role since it called for few breaking scenes in the Indian Cinema. Raj kapoor, had respect for women more than any Producer of his times and he was very particular in how they were depicted in his movies. He had a sensuous way of relating, but the length of the movie took away much of that sensuality and ended as being overdone and more half-clad than seductive.The dream sequence is visual fantasia and one to be preserved for the latter day producers and art directors.The movie failed because it was too twisted-and repetitive so much so he lost the audience after the wedding.The flood scene is amazingly well shot. This was also the period when he changed his music directors from Shankar-Jaikishan to Laksmikant-Pyarelal-Both great Music teams but there were songs too many. Raj Kapoor believed in giving the audience most for their money-with incredible locations,ornate Sets, elaborate song&dance numbers, but the trusted formula did not work for him in this movie.


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