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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 »


Raj Kapoor


Jainendra Jain
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




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)


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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Actress Sheetal accused Zeenat Aman of getting her role slashed. See more »


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Yashomati Maiya Se Bole Nandlala - Part 2
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Stayam Shivam Sundaram
14 March 2007 | by paddynair-1See all my reviews

This movie was at the cutting edge of Indian cinema.It dealt with a theme which is probably all to common in India's villages and semi-urban areas.Butwhat it brings out is that the same man is attracted greatly to a woman and repelled by her just because of one body disfigurement.

The story pulls at the heartstrings and really brings across the travail of any young woman,should she be disfigured.Zeenat Aman really shinesin this story.The glamour girl of the 70's dons the garb of a disfigured girl and performs with absolute panache.This ,added on to Don really did make 1978 Zeenat's year.Shashi Kapoor is good but not exceptional The depiction of the flood and how human beings are prepared to run roughshod over one another when danger looms is enlightening.

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22 March 1978 (India) See more »

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R.K. Films Ltd. See more »
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