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Masoom (1983)

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

Director:

Shekhar Kapur

Writer:

Gulzar (screenplay and dialogue)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Can this boy destroy your family?

Genres:

Drama | Family | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

22 October 1983 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Innocent See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Krsna Films Unit See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

RD Burman got his second Filmfare award as best music director after Sanam Teri Kasam 1982. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where D.K. is shown at the Old Boys Meet in Nainital, the song being played in the background is "Have A Cigar" from the 1975 Pink Floyd album "Wish You Were Here", but earlier it is revealed that the meet was held in 1973. See more »

Quotes

Rahul: [Rahul has accidentaly smashed his finger with the hammer and has run to Indu for a bandage]
[whimpering]
Rahul: Mummy!
Indu: I AM NOT YOUR MUMMY!
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Connections

Remake of Olangal (1982) See more »

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The children will set them free!
18 June 2008 | by HeadleyLamarrSee all my reviews

I wanted to acquaint a young niece with the song Lakdi Ki Kaathi - so we ended up watching Masoom. Here Naseer and Shabana vied for equal honors - he as the "weak philandering and then unable to stand up for what is right" man, she as the hurt and retaliating spouse. Caught in the mix were three children. This was probably the first realistic portrayal of children in Hindi cinema. Urmila Matondkar as the older sister, I forget the name of younger and cute as a button sister, but of course the unforgettable kid was Jugal Hansraj - oh that Masoomiyat was to die for. As the wife was building wall upon wall between herself and the husband, the kids were breaking barriers and bonding as only children can. Shabana - she was a goddess fighting for the rights of her family with not one false note in the entire film. Naseer had just the right amount of weakness and regret to tell you that he was a man with clay feet. Sayeed Jaffrey was a tiny bit loud but then he was supposed to be a loud Punjabi type. These people lived in real houses in a real city and went to work and shopped and played just like us. Masoom had excellent music too - Huzoor is Kadar, Lakdi Ki Kaathi, Tujhse Naaraz Nahin. A perfect 10 from me for this perfect film.


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