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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.


Balu Mahendra


Gulzar (dialogue), Balu Mahendra (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kamal Haasan ... K. Somprakash 'Somu'
Sridevi ... Nehalata Malhotra 'Reshmi'
Gulshan Grover ... Balua
Silk Smitha ... Soni
Paintal ... Paintal
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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Nehalata is a carefree girl who meets with car accident and looses her memory she fails to recognize her parents and her mental state is just of a child.She goes missing and is kidnapped and taken to a brothel and named Reshmi.Somu a school teaches reaches brothel and finds that she is unstable and forced into prostitution.Next day Somu takes Reshmi away with him to Ooty where he works as a teacher and takes care of her.Soni wife of his senior lusts behind Somu but he ignores her as he his main priority is taking care of Reshami as he as developed feelings for her and soon wants her to be normal.Menawhile Nehalata's parents get lead of she being in Ooty and take help of local police to trace her. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Yeh hawa yeh fiza
Sung by Asha Bhosle, Suresh Wadkar and chorus
Music by Ilaiyaraja
Lyrics by Gulzar
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The best movie
17 May 2002 | by anexasSee all my reviews

This is one of the best, or rather the best movie I have ever seen. The storyline and the characters are simple yet so complex. Seeing this movie is like being there for the time. The photography and the locations are absolutely fabulous, would remind of some time in your life. The facial expressions on Kamal's face are quite realistic. In one sequence the heroine is lost and Kamal has searched all around the village for her and not been able to find her. He sits in front of god, lights a candle looking at God's statue, just from his face expressions it is visible how much he wants her back in his life. The end scene would fill anyone into big time thoughts. Only downside is that silk smita has helped this movie to get Adult certificate and some boring song sequences.

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