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Katha (1983)

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Rajaram P. Joshi (Naseeruddin Shah) is a middle-class Clerk living in a chawl in Bombay. He is secretly in love with his neighbor, Sandhya Karnik (Deepti Naval) but is unable to disclose ... See full summary »

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Sai Paranjape
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Cast

Credited cast:
Naseeruddin Shah ... Rajaram Purshotam Joshi
Farooq Shaikh ... Bashudev (Bashu)
Deepti Naval ... Sandhya Sabnis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jalal Agha Jalal Agha ... Himself
Valerie Agha Valerie Agha ... Herself - Model
Tinnu Anand
Sudha Chopra Sudha Chopra ... Club Singer
Suhasini Deshpande Suhasini Deshpande ... Mrs. Sabnis
Arun Joglekar Arun Joglekar ... Sabnis Bhau
Veeni Paranjape Joglekar Veeni Paranjape Joglekar ... Jaijaiwanti 'Jojo' Dhindoria
Yatin Karyekar ... Dancer
Rita Rani Kaul Rita Rani Kaul ... Rajaram's colleague
Leela Mishra ... Dadi Amma
Mallika Sarabhai Mallika Sarabhai ... Anuradha Dhindoria
Sarika ... Herself
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Storyline

Rajaram P. Joshi (Naseeruddin Shah) is a middle-class Clerk living in a chawl in Bombay. He is secretly in love with his neighbor, Sandhya Karnik (Deepti Naval) but is unable to disclose his love for her. Rajaram's fast-tallking friend, Bashudev (Farooq Shaikh) comes for a visit and makes himself at home. Bashudev starts wooing Sandhya and soon both in love with each other. The Karniks decide to marry Sandhya and Bashudev, much to misery of Rajaram. But on the day of the engagement, Bashudev disappears, and the engagement is called-off. Rajaram offers to marry the devastated Sandhya, but she tells him that she has been very intimate with Bashudev, and is pregnant, and it remains to be seen if Rajaram will accept Sandhya or otherwise. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Language:

Hindi

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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

Deepti Naval creatiing major problems for Sai Paranjpye during Chashme Buddoor. Sai vowed never to work with her again. Deepti appologised and was back in Katha. But once again she reported late go the sets causing delays in the production of the film. See more »

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Remade as Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (1988) See more »

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Katha
1 December 2007 | by preety-takkarSee all my reviews

I love this movie and I wish for more similar movies to be made in the future. This movie is worth watching and is so hilarious I simply adore it so much. I love the work of Farooq Shaikh, he is one of my favorite actors.

The natural acting of the actors and the simplicity is what makes this movie worth watching as compare to all the commercial films that are been made today. I will recommend this movie and many more such movies to the audience and encourage the directors to make more meaningful and quality films like Katha rather than making the peppy love stories.

I also recommenced the movie Chashme Buddoor featuring Farooq Shaikh and Deepti Naval which is one more hilarious movie from the same director.

Thumbs up to this movie!!!


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