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Masoom (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama | 22 October 1983 (India)
A happy family goes through turbulent times because of a big mistake by one of the family members.


Shekhar Kapur


Gulzar (screenplay and dialogue)
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Naseeruddin Shah ... D.K. Malhotra (DK)
Shabana Azmi ... Indu D. Malhotra
Jugal Hansraj ... Rahul D. Malhotra
Urmila Matondkar ... Pinky D. Malhotra
Aradhana Srivastav Aradhana Srivastav ... Minni D. Malhotra (as Baby Aradhana)
Saeed Jaffrey ... Suri
Tanuja ... Chanda
Supriya Pathak ... Bhavana
Satish Kaushik
Aziz Qureshi Aziz Qureshi
Pran Talwar Pran Talwar
Ram Gopal Bajaj
Anila Singh Anila Singh
A. Kukereja A. Kukereja
Malaviya Singh Malaviya Singh


D.K. Malhotra lives a comfortable lifestyle with his wife, Indu, and two school-going daughters, Pinky and Minni. He works in the office of an Architect. One day while the family is relaxing, D.K. gets a phone call that results in him bringing home a young school-going boy by the name of Rahul. Indu is shocked to learn that Rahul is D.K.'s son from another woman, Bhavana, who is no more. D.K. does his best to make Rahul comfortable, but fails. Rahul also feels that Indu does not really like him, though Pinky and Minni have taken to him in a big way. Finally, D.K. decides to admit Rahul in a boarding school in far off Nainital. Rahul reluctantly goes along with this new-found uncle/friend. It is when Rahul is asked to put his papers together for school that Rahul finds out that D.K. is his biological father. Watch what happens when Rahul disappears from D.K.'s house, and the impact this has on D.K., Indu, and her two daughters. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Can this boy destroy your family?




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Debut film of Jugal Hansraj as child actor. See more »


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Suri: The joy that you get in seeing your son growing young... that much joy we didn't get in your own youth as well
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Remake of Olangal (1982) See more »

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A poignant tale sensitively told by Shekhar Kapur
8 June 2013 | by jahangirhussain74See all my reviews

Masoom is a thoughtful movie directed by one of the noted filmmakers of Bollywood, Shekhar Kapur and which stars two solid actors of the 80s's parallel cinema, Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi.

The story revolves around DK (Shah) and Indu (Azmi) who are happily married and are the proud parents of two lovely girls Pinky and Mini (Urmila Matondkar and Aradhana). However, their happy married life is cut short by the arrival of a little boy Rahul (Jugal Hansraj). Rahul is the product of DK's short illicit affair with his one-time college friend, Bhavana (Supriya Pathak). Indu shuns the innocent little boy as he adds insult to her injury as she has now learned that DK has cheated on her. You must watch the remaining as to how Indu deals with this sad reality of her life and whether she accepts Rahul to be a part of the family or not.

The film is different in its approach and boasts of superlative performances from its lead actors. This is Shekhar Kapur's first directorial venture and he has handled every aspect of this film with great creativity and maturity. R.D. Burman's music is a gem as usual. 'Tujhse Naraz Nahin' beautifully sketches the relationship between a father and his newfound son while 'Do Naina Aur Ek Kahani' speaks about the state of the cheated wife's mind. Naseer and Shabana have easily delivered their career best performances in this movie. However, it's Jugal Hansraj whose performance really touches your heart. His one scene that deserves special mention is when he asks Naseer who his father is (though the audience gets the dramatic irony). That particular scene melted my heart. Urmila Matondkar and Aradhana are also terrific as the daughters.

Overall, a movie that deserves a watch. Don't miss it!

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22 October 1983 (India) See more »

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