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Khubsoorat (1980)

Nirmala Gupta runs her household and family in a very strict and authoritarian manner. While most of her family resent this, they do obey her and carry out her instructions, so as to be on ... See full summary »

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Shanu Banerjee (screenplay), Gulzar (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashok Kumar ... Dwarka Prasad Gupta
Rekha ... Manju Dayal
Rakesh Roshan ... Inder Gupta
Shashikala ... Mrs. Gupta
Aradhana Aradhana ... Anju Gupta
Dina Pathak ... Nirmala Gupta
David Abraham ... Ram Dayal (as David)
S.N. Banerjee S.N. Banerjee ... Uma Shankar
Keshto Mukherjee ... Dayal's cook
Amarnath Amarnath
Vijay Sharma Vijay Sharma
Ranjit Chowdhry Ranjit Chowdhry ... Jagan Gupta (as Ranjit Chowdhury)
Anand Anand
Baby Komal Baby Komal
Saral Mama Saral Mama
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Storyline

Nirmala Gupta runs her household and family in a very strict and authoritarian manner. While most of her family resent this, they do obey her and carry out her instructions, so as to be on her good side. Things start to change after her second son gets married to Anju. Manju, Anju's sister, comes over to stay for a few days with the Gupta family, and is accepted by everyone except Nirmala. Nirmala's third son intends to marry Manju. But Manju does not like the manner in which his mom bosses everyone along, and feels some changes are needed in the Gupta household. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

25 January 1980 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rupam Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Character actor David Abraham had already retired from films and settled in Canada. He was in India on vacation when Khoobsurat was in the making and made a friendly appearance. The scene was specially created for him by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. David later acted in two films which were shot in Canada, Ambrish Sangal's Door Desh & Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Namumkin, which was also David's last film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Sun Sun Sun Didi Tere Liye Ek Rishta Aaya Hai
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Performed by Asha Bhosle
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Great Lessons
17 August 2006 | by nutsybuddySee all my reviews

This movie is what I call a must-watch. While it is very natural in its presentation it gives a strong message as well. With all the talk of love and freedom today it becomes even more important to see this movie which goes a step beyond and puts freedom and love in their true perspective - no freedom comes without a sense of responsibility; love alone is not enough, one needs to realize the responsibility that comes with it. This simple but profound wisdom is conveyed with great spontaneity. The movie also teaches about the thin line between rules that help and rules that are uncomfortably binding. All this in one funny, homely three hour package that is a very wholesome entertainer. Absolutely beautiful!


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