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The Seventh Horse of the Sun (1992)

Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama , Romance | 1992 (India)
On a lazy afternoon, a man shares his memories of a storyteller friend who once narrated a convoluted love story with intertwined plots. As these plots unravel, reality mixes with fiction.

Director:

Shyam Benegal

Writers:

Dharmvir Bharati (story), Shama Zaidi (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajit Kapoor ... Manek Mullah (as Rajit Kapur)
Raghuvir Yadav ... Shyam
Siraj Ahmed Siraj Ahmed ... Omkar
Rakesh Dhar Rakesh Dhar ... Prakash
Rajeshwari Sachdev ... Jamuna
Anang Desai ... Jamuna's father
Mohini Sharma Mohini Sharma ... Jamuna's Mother
Himani Shivpuri ... Roma
Ravi Jhankal ... Ramdhan
Suresh Bhagwat Suresh Bhagwat ... Zamindar
Asma Asma ... Jamuna's Child (as Baby Asma)
Riju Bajaj Riju Bajaj ... Tanna
Amrish Puri ... Mahesar Dalal
Shashibala Sahay Shashibala Sahay ... Mausi
Sujata Kaango Sujata Kaango ... Tanna's Older Sister (as Sujata Kango)
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Storyline

On a lazy afternoon, a man shares his memories of a storyteller friend who once narrated a convoluted love story with intertwined plots. As these plots unravel, reality mixes with fiction. Written by Rohit Mehta

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1992 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Seventh Horse of the Sun See more »

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Trivia

The lowest, slowest or the weakest in a group or society determines the speed or progress of the whole. The title of the movie, a metaphor as the movie itself, draws this analogy with the seventh horse pulling the chariot of the sun. See more »

Quotes

Manek Mullah: ln stories we can twist our dreams and reality to fulfil our desires. A story is a strange mixture of truth and invention,through which we see what we are, what we desire to be, What we eventually become.
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References Devdas (1955) See more »

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Gem of a Find
23 October 2017 | by goyamjain-212-381704See all my reviews

I was strolling through amazon prime archives for movies in Hindi language. After crap load of 8 page search, i came across an oddly titled movie i had never heard of. It immediately kept my attention as i excitingly saw the director, Shaam Benegal. I had heard of middle cinema but had never witnessed one. And for the next 2 hr and some 20 minutes, movie had my utmost attention. It was gem of a find and it kept me engrossed with its masterful direction, crafty storytelling and surrealistic layers of symbolism scattered all throughout.

Movie is about 3 different stories entangled together at later stage. It amazingly captures same sequences through eyes of different subjects thus peeling of perspectives for same situation and scenes. It dwells into characters and suddenly comments through larger societal lens. And keeps on doing that for much of first half. For sure you would not have seen brutal realism of love stories as portrayed here. Narrative has no particular end, no moments of realization or take away but it flows on like life in general. Story itself is captivating enough. Our main protagonist is connected deeply with stories much later when we further learn how dicey human morals are, how we are mere product of our environment and act to maximize social gains from that environment. There is above all a surrealistic undertone, a detachment of sorts through out the movie. Characters are closely intertwined yet largely detached. And our protagonist is at forefront of this. Until of course the climax of movie hits us hard. And it tells us well that when the music is over, turn off the lights.


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