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Namkeen (1982)

| Drama , Family
Dhaniram brings a trucker named Gerulal to Jugni's house so that he can rent a room. Jugni lives in dilapidated house with three young daughters, all of whom are of marriage age. The eldest... See full summary »

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Gulzar

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Samaresh Basu (story), Gulzar (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sanjeev Kumar ... Gerulal
Sharmila Tagore ... Nimki
Shabana Azmi ... Mitthu
Kiran Vairale Kiran Vairale ... Chinki
Waheeda Rehman ... Jyoti (Jugni)
Ram Mohan
T.P. Jain T.P. Jain ... Dhaniram
Kamaldeep Kamaldeep
Bhag Singh Bhag Singh
Ranvir Ranvir
Ashish Chatterji Ashish Chatterji
Baldev Mehta Baldev Mehta
Yash Sharma Yash Sharma
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Dhaniram brings a trucker named Gerulal to Jugni's house so that he can rent a room. Jugni lives in dilapidated house with three young daughters, all of whom are of marriage age. The eldest is Mimki, followed by Mithu, and Chinki. Her husband is an alcoholic and wayward, and comes home every few weeks. Jugni past was sordid and involved dancing in a brothel. Jugni and her daughters labor for a living. Gerulal gets settled in, and becomes part of this family. Then when he gets news of his maternal grandmother's passing, he leaves and does not return for several months. When he returns, nothing and no one is the same anymore. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Hindi

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Disappointing
20 March 2004 | by abladablaSee all my reviews

Very disappointing specially at the end. Just no drama - no pathos - story just ends very weak. Great actors - Sharmila, Shabana, Sanjeev Kumar but very weak story. Name suggests it is a comedy but really it is a slow winding movie that leads nowhere. Nice portrayal of a village in the hills in the uncomplicated times - an India which we don't see anymore. Sanjeev Kumar had pretty good acting and so did Sharmila. The scenes by themselves were interesting but no spell binding story to hold your attention. Pretty good acting by the little girl too. It is the story of a truck driver who rents a house owned by a old lady and her 3 daughters. Predicatably there is the undertone of romance and challenges.


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