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Khamoshi (1970)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 1970 (India)
khamoshi is an intriguing tale of a female nurse trying to maintain a balance between her professional life and her emotions who falls victim to the natural feeling of love and compassion when a person takes care of another person.


Asit Sen


Gulzar (dialogue), Ashutosh Mukherjee (story)
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Complete credited cast:
Rajesh Khanna ... Mr. Arun Choudhury (Patient #24)
Waheeda Rehman ... Nurse Radha
Nasir Hussain ... Dr. Colonel Saab
Snehlata ... Sulekha (Aruna's girlfriend)
Iftekhar ... Doctor
Lalita Pawar ... Matron
Deven Verma ... Patient #22
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bhudo Advani Bhudo Advani
Brahm Bhardwaj
Dharmendra ... Mr. Dev (Patient #24) (Guest Appearance)
Tarun Ghosh Tarun Ghosh
Anwar Hussain ... Biharilal Gupta
Praveen Paul Praveen Paul
Polson ... Patient


Colonel Saab is also a doctor in a psychiatric hospital in India. His particular interest is in treating patients with a acute mania, which he describes is caused by the male child's longing for the unconditional love he gets from his mother, and after he separates from her, he searches for this love in other women, until he meets the one who he feels is capable of offering the same. But when that does not happen, the male child becomes cynical, full of hatred, and distrust and develops acute mania. His hospital nurse, Radha, had successfully treated one such patient by the name of Dev, and now they have another one by the name of Arun Choudhury. A reluctant Radha is asked to act as his caring mother-like nurse, to gain his trust, love him, and then make him ready to face everyday life. What Colonel Saab, Dev, and Arun do not realize what this is doing to Radha herself when she feels that she cannot act anymore and becomes more and more involved in her patients' lives, knowing fully ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama | Romance


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The director wanted Dev Anand for the film. But Waheeda wanted Rajesh Khanna. See more »


Remake of Deep Jweley Jai (1959) See more »


Woh Shaam Kuch Ajeeb Thi
Sung by Kishore Kumar
Music composed by Hemanta Mukherjee (as Hemant Kumar)
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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An excellent film....
16 April 2002 | by JAGDEVSSee all my reviews

A very interesting idea. this film speaks of class. A story about a nurse in a mental institution whose revolutionary treatment's side effects get unnoticed. After falling in love with her first patitent and never telling anyone her love goes unnoticed as her patient moves on and another patient who after being betrayed by his first love is left on the brink of madness, is brought in. After failed attempts, her treatment is again called for but this time with disastrous consequences. A sad yet very moving drama.... a must see with a beautiful soundtrack.

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