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Anupama (1966)

Mohan Sharma (Tarun Bose) is a workaholic, whose life changes dramatically after his wife dies upon giving birth to their daughter Uma (Sharmila Tagore). He despises the daughter by day, ... See full summary »

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Rajinder Singh Bedi (dialogue), Bimal Dutta (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dharmendra ... Ashok
Sharmila Tagore ... Uma Sharma
Shashikala ... Anita Bakshi 'Annie'
Deven Verma ... Arun
Durga Khote ... Ashok's Mother
Dulari ... Sarla
Surekha Surekha ... Aruna
Naina Naina ... Gauri - Ashok's sister
Brahm Bhardwaj Brahm Bhardwaj ... Suresh Bakshi (as Bharadwaj)
Amar
R.P. Kapoor R.P. Kapoor
Mukund Banerjee Mukund Banerjee
Desai Desai
Rajdeep Rajdeep
Usman Usman
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Storyline

Mohan Sharma (Tarun Bose) is a workaholic, whose life changes dramatically after his wife dies upon giving birth to their daughter Uma (Sharmila Tagore). He despises the daughter by day, and adores her when drunk at night. The film is about Uma's coming of age and her relationship with a sensitive poet Ashok (Dharmendra) who slowly brings her out of her shell. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 January 1966 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Incomparable See more »

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L.B. Films See more »
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Featured in Guddi (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Dheere Dheere Machal
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Music composed by Hemanta Mukherjee (as Hemant Kumar)
Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
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A subtle and realistic film about one silent girl...
20 August 2009 | by Peter_YoungSee all my reviews

Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Anupama is a brilliant film about one young girl who is lost within her own world, and about relationships between people from different social classes. Sharmila Tagore plays Uma, whose mother died at her birth. As a result, Uma has lived all her life with her father's reproach and blame for having lost his beloved wife because of her. She grows to be a shy and reticent girl, who remains most of the time silent. The story follows Uma's coming of age as a person mostly because of her relationship with a poor poet named Ashok (Dharmendra).

A poignant film portrayed beautifully and realistically, it is a subtle yet powerful episode evidently made with a lot of graciousness and sincerity. Mukherjee's direction is very good and is aided by fantastic cinematography, great editing, very pleasant music, and above all, very well-written dialogues and very well-defined characters. Although many may consider the film too slow and even boring, I didn't find the slow pacing problematic at all. On the contrary, I was engaged by a masterful film with a very interesting portrayal of relationships in different families and most importantly a fair and precise depiction of the social values, gaps and conditions of the times.

The film has a great collaborative work by the ensemble cast. Sharmila Tagore delivers a very beautiful restrained performance. Dharmendra is fantastic as the sensitive poet Ashok. Shashikala is extremely likable and funny and makes her presence felt as the vivacious Anita. Ditto for Deven Verma who plays Arun. David provides great comic relief as Uma's father's friend and his stories throughout the film are hilarious. Tarun Bose is great as Uma's father Mohan, and the ever great Durga Khote as Ashok's mother, as well as actress Naina as his sister, provide great support. All in all, I highly recommend this classic to people who like artistic quality films.


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