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Satyakam (1969)

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The tale begins in the final days of the British Raj in India. A cohort of engineering students graduate a few months before Independence. Satyapriya and Naren are among the graduate ... See full summary »

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Rajinder Singh Bedi (dialogue), Bimal Dutta (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashok Kumar ... Satyasharan 'Dadji' Acharya
Dharmendra ... Satyapriya 'Sath' Acharya
Sharmila Tagore ... Ranjana
Rabi Ghosh ... Anantho Chatterjee (as Robi Ghosh)
Sanjeev Kumar ... Narendra 'Naren' Sharma
David Abraham ... Rustom (as David)
D.K. Sapru ... Diwan Bajridhar Talwar (as Sapru)
Tarun Bose ... Mr. Ladia
Rajan Haksar Rajan Haksar ... Shyam Sunder (Manager Director) (as Rajen Haksar)
Manmohan Manmohan ... Kunver Vikram Singh
Sarika ... Kabul S. Archarya (as Baby Sarika)
Paul Mahendra Paul Mahendra ... (as Pal Mahinder)
Dina Pathak ... Harbhajan's mother (as Deena Pathak)
Dev Kishan Dev Kishan
Uma Dutt Uma Dutt ... Chief Engineer
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The tale begins in the final days of the British Raj in India. A cohort of engineering students graduate a few months before Independence. Satyapriya and Naren are among the graduate engineers. The principality of Bhawanigarh is run by a cruel and dissolute man, Vikram Singh who knows his days of absolute power are numbered. Satyapriya Acharya finds employment in Bhawanigarh, meets and marries Ranjana under peculiar circumstances. This creates huge issues in his family, in particular his grandfather who raised him. Orthodoxy of the teacher clan of the Acharyas precludes admission of Ranjana into the household. Satyapriya is the epitome of integrity, refuses to utter any untruth as a consequence of which he and his family face difficulties. It takes a death in the family to bring a reinterpretation of tradition and relationships. Written by MG Gopalan

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Hindi

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Do Din ki Zindagi, Kaisi Hai Zindagi
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar, Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
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Excellent - A slogan to go back to basic virtues
17 July 2007 | by rnraoinSee all my reviews

Known for his bigger hits like Golmaal and Abhimaan, Hrishikesh Mukherjee is not credited much for this master piece. But this is truly a classic. Not the routine 'time pass' movie. It hits you. The cast is very good. It exposes the human weakness. A true "truth speaking" person does not muster courage to protect the exploited Sharmila only to later marry her. However, its later and she has been abused the prince. The predicaments shown are so common and so is the acceptance or compromise, hiding our weakness as 'being practical'. And yet SatyaPriya keeps fighting. Some of the scenes are so difficult to forget: - The big politician coming to Dharmendra's house and blessing him and when he leaves the pride with which Sharmila sees Dharmendra. - At the deathbed, when she fights with him to sign on the tender, and he signs it silently and then she realises her mistake and tears and it and he only smiles with satisfaction. - The scene where the son scolds the grandfather (Ashok Kumar) that he is telling a lie and the grand father realises the folly.

Don't watch for entertainment, this is for self introspection.


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