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Safar (1970)

| Drama, Romance
Neela and Avinash are medical students, and are attracted to each other. But Avinash is poor and wants Neela to live a comfortable life. When Neela, who tutors Monto Kappor, meets his elder... See full summary »

Director:

Asit Sen

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Anil Ahuja (dialogue director), Inder Raj Anand (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajesh Khanna ... Avinash
Sharmila Tagore ... Neela
Feroz Khan ... Shekhar Kapoor
Ashok Kumar ... Dr. Chandra
Aruna Irani ... Laxmi
Mahesh Kothare Mahesh Kothare ... Montu
Iftekhar ... Prosecuting Lawyer (as Iftikar)
I.S. Johar ... Kalidas
Brahmachari Brahmachari ... Ghanshyamdas (as Brahmchari)
Nadira ... Mrs. Kapoor
Birbal ... Birbal
Sachin ... Son of the dead patient (as Master Sachin)
Jagdish Raj ... Police Inspector
Ratan Gaurang Ratan Gaurang ... Hari Singh
Parsuram Parsuram ... Moneylander #1
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Storyline

Neela and Avinash are medical students, and are attracted to each other. But Avinash is poor and wants Neela to live a comfortable life. When Neela, who tutors Monto Kappor, meets his elder businessman brother, Shekhar, he instantly falls in love with her. He goes to propose marriage with her and meets her brother, Kalidas, but is told that he should instead meet with Avinash. So Shekhar introduces himself to Avinash, tells him of his intentions, and Avinash instantly approves of him, and subsequently Shekhar and Neela are married. Both are concerned that Avinash did not attend the marriage. After a harmonious honeymoon, both return to their lives, and Shekhar would like Neela to continue with her medical studies. It is then he finds that Neela has been meeting on the sly with Avinash, and asks Monto to follow her everywhere and report to him, which he does. After considering all the facts, Shekhar comes to the conclusion that Neela is in love with Avinash and confronts her, they ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The film was based on a novel of Bengali writer Ashutosh Mukherjee. See more »

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Remake of Chalachal (1956) See more »

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Nadiya Chale Chale Re Dhara
Singers Manna Dey and 'Rajesh Khanna'
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Memorable Melodrama
9 October 2009 | by Umar Mansoor BajwaSee all my reviews

This is among one of the movies for which Rajesh Khanna shall be remembered forever. The prime reason because they don't make films like SAFAR anymore. There are no such story writers, directors, actors and even cameramen left, who are infused with the subtle humanistic forces which define the moral, social and real to life values.

This movie won most of the acclaim due to its super hit songs (wording as well as the screenplay). The mostly sad songs render the impetuous to the sequence of events. The songs are instilled with a sublime sense laden with an ethereal message. There are some unanswered questions about the essence of life which have been left for the audience to ponder.

It is extremely difficult for the present generation, especially those who love to watch sci-fi, computer graphic animated, fictional movies who possess an entirely different mindset,..... to enjoy and watch such classic films; where a subtle interaction of life, its shortcomings, tragedy, hope and fate revolves around the unforeseen situations of life.

Please don't get upset, if I state that not only the Indian cinema but the worldwide trend in movie making has resorted to a short cut materialistic approach with the help of technology, which can never be equaled to the sharpened intellect of human mind.


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