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Anubhav (1971)

Meeta Sen (Tanuja) and Amar Sen (Sanjeev Kumar) have been married for several years. Due to Amar's hectic work schedule, the couple have not had children, as there was no time for intimacy.... See full summary »


Basu Bhattacharya


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjeev Kumar ... Amar Sen (as Sanjeev)
Tanuja ... Meeta Sen
Dinesh Thakur ... Shashi Bhushan (as Dinesh)
A.K. Hangal ... Hari (as A. K. Hangal)
Paresh Nanda Paresh Nanda
O.P. Kohli O.P. Kohli ... Dr. Kohli
Dhumketu Dhumketu ... Guest Appearance
Lalit Rai Lalit Rai ... Guest Appearance (as Lalit)
Atul Atul ... Guest Appearance
Subir Sen Subir Sen ... Himself
Rainer F. Brusten Rainer F. Brusten ... Moshe Andre (Guest Appearance)
N.K. Mukherjee N.K. Mukherjee ... Guest Appearance
Kinkar Sinha Kinkar Sinha ... Guest Appearance
Meena Sinha Meena Sinha ... Guest Appearance
Subhash Chowdhari Subhash Chowdhari ... Guest Appearance


Meeta Sen (Tanuja) and Amar Sen (Sanjeev Kumar) have been married for several years. Due to Amar's hectic work schedule, the couple have not had children, as there was no time for intimacy. Meeta decides to take matters into her own hands, gets rid of the servants, save for Hari (A.K. Hangal), and decides to run the household on her own. This gets the couple to be closer, and eventually they do get intimate. And then Meeta's old flame Shashi Bhushan (Dinesh Thakur) not only re-enters Meeta's life, but also gets employed in the same organization as Amar, throwing their marriage again in jeopardy. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Hindi | Bengali

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12 November 1971 (India) See more »

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Experience See more »

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Aarohi Film Makers See more »
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Koi Chupke Se Aake
Sung by Geeta Dutt
Music composed by Kanu Roy
Lyrics by Kapil Kumar
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10 February 2008 | by HeadleyLamarrSee all my reviews

Basu Bhattachrya's third directorial venture and coming on the heels of Teesri Kasam, Anubhav is the story of a couple who after six years of marriage are coasting in the comfortable yet staid zone until the wife, Meeta, decides to shake things up. She fires all the household help but one, Hari, played by AK Hangal in a most realistic way as the almost relative yet servant. Things take an interesting turn when an old flame of Meeta's, Shashi, resurfaces and wants a job in the husband Amar's publishing house.

Sanjeev Kumar showed yet again that he is among the best of the best actors of Hindi cinema - I cannot imagine one other actor who would do the role of Amar Sen so perfectly. Tanuja rises to the challenge as Meeta - she is beautiful and infuses Meeta with by turns loneliness, sensuousness, child-like naughtiness and a very adult maturity. Dinesh Thakur played the other man very well - and then did it again and again in films like Rajnigandha.

The movie was path-breaking for its time. It clocked at 2 hours 6 minutes, had the most innovative situations in which music was used, and portrayed reality at every turn - be it drives through the streets of Mumbai or chopping vegetables in a kitchen. Anubhav released in 1971 and Geeta Dutt was gone in 1972. I think this might have been her last stint at playback singing and what a wonderful one it was.

When Shashi gets dropped off at a movie theater it is playing a Sophia Lauren Marcello Mastroianni film but I couldn't catch the name. Anyone know what that film was? Also - in the final moments when Tanuja is trying to tell Sanjeev that he has no need for words - she understands - brilliant!

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