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Koshish (1972)

Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and dumb bicycle messenger Haricharian meets equally deaf Aarti, and persuades her to go to ... See full summary »

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Gulzar

Writers:

Gulzar, Mohini N. Sippy (associate screenplay writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjeev Kumar ... Hari Charan Mathur
Jaya Bhaduri ... Aarti Mathur
Asrani ... Kanu - Aarti's Brother
Seema Deo ... Teacher: Deaf and Dumb Institute (as Seema)
Om Shivpuri ... Uncle Narayan
Dina Pathak ... Durga (Aarti's Mother)
Nitin Sethi Nitin Sethi
Atam Prakash Atam Prakash ... Amit Mathur
Urmila Bhatt Urmila Bhatt ... Mrs. Gupta
Master Chintu Master Chintu ... Young Amit Mathur
Manjula Manjula ... Padma Gupta
Mona Rajput Mona Rajput ... (as Mona)
Nasir Nasir
Kamaldeep Kamaldeep ... Military Officer (as Kamal Deep)
Yash Yash
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Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and dumb bicycle messenger Haricharian meets equally deaf Aarti, and persuades her to go to sign language school to communicate with her mother and brother. The courtship leads to marriage and ultimately a child born to them. Years later, after the death of Aarti from a brief illness, Haricharian's teenage son tries to deal with the after effects as well as his history of being raised by two deaf parents when he begins courting another young girl who also happens to be deaf. Written by Matthew Patay

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Country:

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Release Date:

27 November 1972 (India) See more »

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Color (Fujicolor)
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Moushami Chatterjee was signed for the film, but kept making illogical demands like expensive sarees. Gulzar finally replaced her with Jaya Badhuri. See more »

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References Diwana (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Humse Hai Watan Hamara
Music by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Gulzar
Performed by Sushma Shreshta
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A true tale of hope and optimism
18 February 2002 | by mishu_mausamSee all my reviews

What happens when a deaf and dumb guy with a blind friend falls in love with a deaf and dumb girl. Marriage and a child. A great tale of survival against all odds. Rather a great tale of living once life fully against all odds. It deals with lives of the lesser blessed with great dignity. The way they live, the way they bring up their child, the way they find solutions to their problems, shows the immense possibilities in man.

The narrative is not typical of a movie. It feels more biographical and has breaks but still the storyline is strong enough for us to overlook those things. The end is strong, touchy. Trying putting yourself in the place of his son and see if you can conform with the movie.


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