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The setting is in scenic Simla, summer capital of the British Raj in the 1970's. Chandramukhi from Bombay is on holiday with her parents and so is Naresh, a US educated medical professional... See full summary »

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Chetan Anand

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajesh Khanna ... Mohan Kapoor / Madho
Raaj Kumar ... Choudhury Janak Singh
Hema Malini ... Chandramukhi / Paro
Vinod Khanna ... Dr. Naresh Gupta
Priya Rajvansh Priya Rajvansh ... Karuna Singh (as Priya Raajvansh)
Aruna Irani ... Saraswati (Satto)
Deven Verma ... Pyarelal (as Devan Verma)
A.K. Hangal ... Billi Ram
Om Shivpuri ... Judge
Keshto Mukherjee ... Jagat Ram (as Keshto Mukerjee)
Satyendra Kapoor ... Paro's Father (as Satyen Kapoo)
Pinchoo Kapoor Pinchoo Kapoor ... Chandramukhi's Father
Raj Mehra Raj Mehra ... Priest
Shammi ... Sarla
D.K. Sapru D.K. Sapru ... Janak Singh's Father (as Sapru)
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Storyline

The setting is in scenic Simla, summer capital of the British Raj in the 1970's. Chandramukhi from Bombay is on holiday with her parents and so is Naresh, a US educated medical professional with his parents. Chandramukhi and Naresh show interest in each other, encouraged by their parents. Choudhary Janak Singh, an important and wealthy man lives with his lawyer daughter Karuna in a lovely colonial period mansion. Their house-guest Mohan, a lawyer from Chandigarh is a protege of Janak Singh. Karuna and Mohan develop a romantic interest. The story of Paro and Madho, who lived in pre-independence India comes to affect the present. Events of thirty years ago in the lives of Paro, Madho,Janak, Saraswathi, the gardener and the disgraced policeman come back to create soulful links between past and present. Themes from the life of Zamindars, British Colonial rulers, parapsychology and law are skilfully twisted, so that most turns in the tale are unexpected. Attention to detail is excellent. Written by "MG" Gopalan

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

3 April 1981 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Nature See more »

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Trishakti Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Producer B.S.Khanna, had produced only 2 films Doosri Sita in 1974 which was directed by Gogi Anand and in the year 1977 Kudrat was launched which was directed by Chetan Anand who was Gogi Anand's cousin, who directed Doosri Sitta. After Doosri Sita, Shammi Kapoor was to direct a film for producer B.S.Khanna, but it dint work out, at that time, Shammi Kapoor's Bundlebaz & Manoranjan had been released, then Kudrat was started. Producer B.S.Khanna died in accident in 1982. See more »


Soundtracks

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Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
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Captivating cinematography
25 July 2011 | by oldwineSee all my reviews

I loved the movie as it held my attention and interest till the end while offering a visual feast of sorts, replete with the ethereal beauty of Hema and the very handsome Khanna (in a supporting yet powerful role), the picturesque locales and overall colourful ambiance, be it in costumes or surroundings. Performance wise, Hema Malini proves herself worthy of being the centre of attraction and action of the movie, vinod khanna has lived his character to perfection, Priya rajvansh though seems lacklustre initially, transforms into a beautiful substantial portrayal of a proud indefatigable daughter. Raj kumar is....well, raj kumar again!Aruna Irani is wasted in a half baked character but the real let down is the hero himself. Yes, Rajesh Khanna disappoints on all counts. Period. I might be biased against his 'style of acting' but I did find it woefully short of the requirements of the role. Maybe that is why I found the character one dimensional most of the time. The only thing that works for him here is his superstar status. The music is excellent(the name of the music director guarantees that!) although the songs could be better choreographed. The story clichéd but told with a difference. The courtroom drama is the highlight of the movie and takes it to another level altogether. Crowned in the end with a perfect climax,overall, the movie is a must watch for film buffs.


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