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Dooriyaan (1979)

A story of an ambitious working couple's marital discord and the impact on their child.






Credited cast:
Uttam Kumar ... Kailash
Sharmila Tagore ... Ratna
Shreeram Lagoo ... Prabhakar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jalal Agha ... News Paper Vendor
Sudha Chopra Sudha Chopra ... Kailash's Bhabhi
Sulabha Deshpande ... Maid
Baby Geeta Baby Geeta ... Sona
Kireet Khurana Kireet Khurana ... Moju
Priyadarshini Priyadarshini ... Laxmi (as Priyadarshinee)
Nitin Sethi Nitin Sethi ... Kailash's Brother


Uttam Kumar and Sharmila Tagore were very much in love with each other during their courtship days. After their marriage, they have a child too. But their personal ambitions take their lives in different directions, the child is torn apart between the feuding parents who finally separate, only to realize in the end that their dreams and personal ambitions are futile if they cannot keep peace within themselves. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Family


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Amol Palekar was signed for the film but later replaced by Uttam Kumar. See more »


Jindagi mere ghar aana jindgai
Written by Sudarshan Faakir
Composed by Jaidev Verma (as JaiDiv)
Performed by Anuradha Paudwal and Bhupendra Singh
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A remarkable family drama
17 April 2021 | by SumanShakyaSee all my reviews

'70s was known much for the two streams of movies, on one side we saw star studded blockbusters with not much of story and on the other stream we had story oriented parallel cinema starring the cast of "art house" cinema. Well, "Dooriyan," perhaps not much known film, inclines much into the second stream though not much of a potent "art house" category you can put into.

The film deals with a marital clash between upper middle class working couple, a film you can equate with movies like "Ghar" and "Gharounda" from the same era. Well, the film has a sprawling pace and few sequences and songs are felt unnecessary. However, in terms of theme, the film stands a commendable social drama which inspires the career oriented couple to leave their ego for their children and ends in a positive note. Besides, the film also offers fine acting from the revered performers, Uttam Kumar and Sharmila Tagore. Overall, do give a try for its nice story and brilliant performances.

Rating: 2 stars out of 4.

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