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Zara Si Zindagi (1983)

Remake of Balachander's Tamil hit Varumayin Niram Sivappu, Kamal Haasan reprises his role as Raja, a graduate looking for work in capital, sharing a small home with two other unemployed ... See full summary »

Director:

K. Balachander

Writer:

Gulzar (dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Rakesh Kumar Shastri
Anita Raj ... Kusum
Arjun Chakraborty Arjun Chakraborty ... Tilak
Nilu Phule ... Jaggu - Kusum's father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arun Bakshi ... Arun
Mazhar Khan Mazhar Khan ... Pratap
Shreeram Lagoo ... Mr. Shastri - Rakesh's father
Sulochana Latkar ... Mrs. Shastri - Rakesh's mother
Karan Razdan ... Amit
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Storyline

Remake of Balachander's Tamil hit Varumayin Niram Sivappu, Kamal Haasan reprises his role as Raja, a graduate looking for work in capital, sharing a small home with two other unemployed youth. He falls in love with a struggling actress, whose life is likewise wretched. Fairly unrelenting grim view of urban unemployment, with the usual dose of Balachander moralizing. The Tamil version with Bharati poems was somewhat more interesting. An interesting study of the perception of government. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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unemployment | remake | satire | See All (3) »

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

7 January 1983 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A Short Life See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Kamal Hassan regretted doing the film in Hindi. He felt the north audience wanted to see Kamal in a nice love story after Ek Dujhe Ke Liye and Sanam Tere Kasam. Instead he made a different film that was accepted by the Tamil audience because they had already saw Kamal in a 100 Tamil films. See more »

Connections

Remake of Varumayin Niram Sigappu (1980) See more »

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everybody should see
23 June 2005 | by dashskSee all my reviews

The movie is based on unemployment situation in India and life of few bachelors. How they are living in a flat at New Delhi and struggling for life. Kamal Hassan one of the guy who is living with some friends. where she fell in love with a neighbor's (Anita raj). Everybody's life start from morning and entire day they were struggling for job. when all are returning night then they fight each other for a single cigarette. The story is brilliant. The movie is mind blowing. Finally they were returning home. Kamal Hassan's role is excellent. anita raj was giving a fabulous job. K.Balchander directorial performance was amazing. everybody should see this movie


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