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Seeta Aur Geeta (1972)

Long-suffering heiress Seeta is treated worse than a servant by her abusive money-grubbing aunt. Meanwhile, her long-lost twin sister Geeta grows up to be a gutsy street-performer. One day, the girls unintentionally swap places.

Director:

Ramesh Sippy

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Javed Akhtar (dialogue) (as Javed), Javed Akhtar (screenplay) (as Javed) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dharmendra ... Raka
Sanjeev Kumar ... Ravi
Hema Malini ... Seeta / Geeta
Manorama ... Kaushalya
Pratima Devi Pratima Devi ... Dadi Ma (Grandmother) (as Protima Devi)
Satyendra Kapoor ... Badrinath (as Satyandra Kappu)
Kamal Kapoor ... Ravi's Father
Ratnamala Ratnamala ... Ravi's Mother
Radhika Rani Radhika Rani ... Leela (Geeta's Foster Mother)
Honey Irani ... Sheila
Dev Kishan Dev Kishan ... House Servant (as Dev Kisan)
Alankar Joshi ... Kaushalya's Son (as Master Alankar)
Roopesh Kumar Roopesh Kumar ... Ranjeet
Keshav Rana Keshav Rana ... Inspector Rana
Mushtaq Merchant Mushtaq Merchant
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Storyline

Seeta is ill treated by her cruel aunt Kaushalya. Fed up with her atrocities, one day Seeta leaves the house and runs into Raka. Meanwhile, her look-alike, Geeta, is apprehended by the police and brought to Kaushalya. Geeta, unlike Seeta, is unafraid and soon assumes control of the house. But as fate could have it, Geeta's cover is blown and she is arrested for impersonation. Seeta, in the meantime, is unable to meet life's harsh demands, including dancing in the street, as was Geeta and Raka's profession. As Geeta is got rid off, Kaushalya locates Seeta and brings her back to her life of mute slavery, abuse, and confinement. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

17 November 1972 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Seeta and Geeta See more »

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Production Co:

Sippy Films See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Hema Malini's co stars Sanjeev Kumar and Dharmendra both were her admires those days. See more »

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Referenced in Chori Mera Kaam (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

O saathi chal
Sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle
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Hema Malini's Comedy of Errors
2 January 2009 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

I found 'Seeta Aur Geeta' to be a thoroughly enjoyable flick. One can expect lots of laughter from this comedy. Even though in terms of story, this isn't much different from other dual role comedies but it still is a charming film. Ramesh Sippy is a good director (even though I find 'Sholay' overrated) as he sticks to the main story. The beautiful Hema Malini plays the title roles and she brilliantly pulls it off. Seeta is the boring, pushover, damsel in distress sister and Geeta is the street smart, bold, charming and mischievous one. It is the Hema Malini who plays Geeta that stands out. She proves her capability as a comedian and is a fun treat to watch. Sanjeev Kumar is excellent as the doctor who falls in love with Geeta (this actor can hardly do wrong in my books). It is his scenes with Malini that I enjoyed most. Dharmendra tends to overact, particularly as the drunk, but otherwise he is alright. I love all the songs though 'Maine Sharab Pee Hai' is the least favourite. My favourite ones are the two duets sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. Overall, 'Seeta Aur Geeta' is a charming comedy of errors. A classic indeed.


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