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Jurmana (1979)

Inder, a contractor who believes in the power of money, places a bet with his friend Prakash to woo Rama, a simple girl. Rama is charmed by Inder but an event forces her to leave the city.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rakhee Gulzar ... Rama Sharma (as Raakhee Gulzar)
Amitabh Bachchan ... Inder Saxena
Shreeram Lagoo ... Prof. Dayashankar Sharma (as Dr. Shreeram Lagoo)
Vinod Mehra ... Prem Prakash Trivedi
Asrani ... Nandlal Chaturvedi
Farida Jalal ... Laila
Asit Kumar Sen Asit Kumar Sen ... Dr. Kabir (as Ashit Sen)
Keshto Mukherjee ... Babu Ram
Manju Asrani Manju Asrani ... (as Manju Bansal)
Yunus Parvez ... Lalaji
Minaxi Anand Minaxi Anand ... (as Meenaxi Anand)
Ahmer Azmi Ahmer Azmi
Rahul Dev
Jagjit Uppal Jagjit Uppal ... (as Jagjit)
Rajan Verma Rajan Verma ... (as Raj Verma)


Inder, a contractor who believes in the power of money, places a bet with his friend Prakash to woo Rama, a simple girl. Rama is charmed by Inder but an event forces her to leave the city.

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11 May 1979 (India) See more »

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Amitabh's movie Parwana's title music is used during Amitabh's fight scene in the club. See more »


Prem Prakash Trivedi: I worshiped you thinking you were a goddess. But you are not a goddess, just a statue of a goddess, who can't see anything nor feel anything.
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Featured in Gol Maal (1979) See more »


Nachoon Main Gao Tum
Performed by Asha Bhosle & Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
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Simple theme, heart warming acting, weak script
10 August 2018 | by jnswamySee all my reviews

Jurmana has the classic Hrishikesh Mukherjee stamp. It is rooted in simplicity and made on a modest budget. The film belongs to Raakhee. Amitabh plays a playboy with grey shades in his character. The movie was started before he gained his cult status.

Raakhee excels in the role of the simple girl who goes through severe and unnecessary tribulations. Amitabh is subtle and plays his playboy persona with a tongue in cheek element of mischief and exudes charisma. Farida Jalal as the bubbly friend is endearing. Vinod Mehra is the weakest link mainly due to poor characterization. The script is the culprit.

Jurmana's tries to draw its drama from Vinod Mehra's wimpy act compounded by Dr Lagoo (playing Raakhee's father) playing the conservative patriarch who just banishes his daughter without even trying to understand the ambiguous situation she is pushed into. The sequence where Vinod Mehra heaps blame on Raakhee instead of understanding her situation leaves the viewer with no sympathy for him. Given the way Vinod Mehra looks after Dr. Lagoo it almost felt like a bond of misogyny arising from patriarchy.

The music by RD Burman draws heavily from his father's repository. Saawaan ke jhoole pade is a timeless classic.

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