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Tawaif (1985)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 22 March 1985 (India)
A courtesan accidentally comes to the house of a humble man and lives in the civil society without revealing about her profession. She falls for the man but her past forbids a union between them.

Director:

B.R. Chopra

Writers:

Masroor Alam (novel) (as Late Dr. Masroor Alam), Masroor Alam (story) (as Late Dr. Masroor Alam) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashok Kumar ... Mr. Nigam
Rishi Kapoor ... Dawood Mohammed Ali Khan Yusuf Zahi
Rati Agnihotri ... Sultana
Poonam Dhillon ... Kaynat Mirza
Deepak Parashar ... Sulaiman (as Deepak Prashar)
Asrani ... Constable Pandya
Sushma Seth ... Amina Bai
Shammi ... Mrs. Nigam
Yunus Parvez ... Umruddin
Achala Nagar Achala Nagar ... (as Achla Nagar)
Sunita Singh Sunita Singh ... Nadira
Iftekhar ... Lala Fakirchand
Ashalata Wabgaonkar ... Kaynat's Mother (as Asha Lata)
Ashok Sharma Ashok Sharma
Deepak Sethi Deepak Sethi
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Storyline

A courtesan accidentally comes to the house of a humble man and lives in the civil society without revealing about her profession. She falls for the man but her past forbids a union between them.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

As director, this film was B.R.Chopra's last successful film. He directed a film for outside production after a very long time,the two films that he directed for outside producer were Shole and Chandni Chowk after which he set up his own banner and directed his own productions only. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Allah-Rakha (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Bahut Der Se Dar pe Aankhen Lagi Thi, Huzoor Aate Aate Bahut Der Ker Di
Music by Ravi
Lyrics by Hasan Kamal
Performed by Asha Bhosle
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Tawaif in India is synonymous with Geisha in Japan.
14 December 2013 | by mg-gopalanSee all my reviews

Tawaif in India is synonymous with Geisha in Japan. And yet there is so little respect or understanding among the masses. This movie raises the bar and creates an opportunity for understanding.

Art, money, power, humanity and criminal behaviour come together in this movie world of a Tawaif. The reality is a bit more harsh.

This movie is about two women; and a man. The novel that one woman writes and the man (Rishi Kapoor) helps publish becomes the story of his life. Married to one, loving the other - what will become of him?

As things go in art or in life, one wonders whether art is a reflection of life, or whether life is art.

These were the questions Rati Agnihotri asks of herself, and finds an answer.

I hope you do. I am still looking.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

22 March 1985 (India) See more »

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NH Studioz See more »
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