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Beta (1992)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance
Beta is the story of Raju, the only child of a widowed multi millionaire. Raju's father can provide him anything he wants but Raju's only desire is to get mother's love, in order to please ... See full summary »

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Indra Kumar

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Gyandev Agnihotri (screenplay), Bhagyaraj (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anil Kapoor ... Raju
Madhuri Dixit ... Saraswati
Aruna Irani ... Laxmi Devi (as Aroona Irani)
Laxmikant Berde ... Pandu Dhondu Bhikaji Rao
Akash Khurana ... Prem
Adi Irani ... Ramesh (as Ajitesh)
Anupam Kher ... Totaram
Rita Bhaduri ... Neeta
Satyendra Kapoor ... Shyamlal (as Satyen Kappu)
Bharti Achrekar ... Mynavati (as Bharti Acherekar)
Kunickaa Sadanand ... Kunika (as Kunika)
Priya Arun
Brij Gopal ... Bhairon Singh Rana
Master Bunty Master Bunty ... Young Raju
Yunus Parvez ... (as Yunus Pervez)
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Beta is the story of Raju, the only child of a widowed multi millionaire. Raju's father can provide him anything he wants but Raju's only desire is to get mother's love, in order to please Raju, his father gets married to Nagmani, thinking that she will take care of Raju more than his real mother would. Raju becomes completely devoted to his stepmother, doing whatever she wishes. Time passes by, Raju grows up and gets married to Saraswati. Saraswati discovers that Nagmani's motherly love for Raju is fake and all what Nagmani is interested in, is capturing Raju's wealth. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Not Rated

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India

Language:

Hindi

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Сын See more »

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Anupam Kher replaced Kader Khan. See more »

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Remake of Enga Chinna Rasa (1987) See more »

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Sajna, Sajna, Sajna, Main Teri, Tu Mera, Duniya Se Kya Lena
Music by Milind Chitragupth
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Indra Kumar's best
23 January 2016 | by IbukSee all my reviews

Family dramas like this one were all the rage in the 80's/early 90's so on paper Beta would have felt like more of the same. Beta however is heads and shoulders above other movies of it's kind thanks to the cast.

Aruna Irani deserves a very special mention, she was superb in a negative role and in my opinion this is her best performance. Madhuri is also tremendous, the scenes between her and Aruna Irani are electric. Anil Kapoor does well too in the male lead but in my opinion he is overshadowed by the two women. Among the supporting actors the late Lakmikant Berde deserves a special mention as he is hilarious in this movie whilst Anupum Kher does well in a negative role.

The songs are simply excellent, particularly Dhak dhak karne laga and Koyal se teri boli.

Yes the ending is a tad bit too melodramatic and unrealistic but that's what the audiences went for at the time.

Indra Kumar has made some pretty enjoyable movies like Dil, Ishq, Mann and Masti but Beta is without a doubt my favourite from him

He did very recently try to make another melodrama Super Naani but the movie was a total washout. I seriously believe that these days nobody would go for movies like Beta, they were most definitely a product of their time in the nicest way possible.

I revisited it only a few days ago after having not seen it in at least two decades and it was just as good as I remembered.

So on a closing note I would just like to say that Beta is without a doubt one of the best Anil Kapoor- Madhuri collaborations.


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