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Sadma (1983)

A head injury causes a woman to regresses to childhood. Lost and confused, she is eventually befriended by a school teacher.

Director:

Balu Mahendra

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Gulzar (dialogue), Balu Mahendra (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kamal Haasan ... K. Somprakash 'Somu'
Sridevi ... Nehalata Malhotra 'Reshmi'
Gulshan Grover ... Balua
Silk Smitha ... Soni
Paintal ... Paintal
Arvind Deshpande Arvind Deshpande ... J.K. Malhotra
Viju Khote ... Police Inspector David
H.J. Imam H.J. Imam
Birbal ... Shamu
Leela Mishra ... Somu's Neighbor 'Nani' (as Leela Misra)
Ashalata Wabgaonkar ... Mrs. Malhotra (as Asha Latha)
Padma Chavan ... Madame (as Padma Chauhan)
Jansi Jansi
Iftekhar ... Train Passenger
Somayajulu Somayajulu
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Storyline

A young woman receives a head injury in an automobile accident and becomes like a six-year-old. She leaves the hospital unattended and ends up in a brothel. She is rescued by a young man who takes her to his home in the mountains. Meanwhile, her parents and the police are looking for her... Written by William Kennedy <william.kennedy@spl.org>

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India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 July 1983 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Грустная история See more »

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Trivia

Anil Kapoor was shooting for a Kannada film and took Gulshan Grover along with him. Balu Mahendra was the camera man of the film. He asked Anil Kapoor to ask Gulshan Grover if he would be interested in a villain's role in Sadma. Gulshan immediately agreed. The role was originally suppose to be done by Stevie Ray. See more »

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Ek dafa ek jungle tha
Sung by Kamal Haasan and Sridevi
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True To Its Title
26 February 2018 | by rupak_speakingSee all my reviews

I write this review when I hear the sad news of Sridevi's demise. She announced her stupendous acting potential with this classic of a movie as early as 1983. She thereafter ruled Bollywood at a time when there were non-actors in female leads other than maybe Jaya Prada and Meenakshi Sheshadri and did so until the arrival of the likes of Madhuri and Juhi. The movie in question is one of my all time favourites, it is a beautiful narrative with a heart-breaking climax, reaching the peak of cinematic brilliance. Acting, music, cinematography, you name it, they did it. The film as well as the song "Aye Zindagi Gale Laga Le" is one of my favourites. I know not what is perfect, so I give it a 9...


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