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Om Dar-B-Dar (1988)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 January 2014 (India)
A carefully constructed nonsense about a teenage boy named Om in a small Indian village.

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Kamal Swaroop
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gopi Desai Gopi Desai ... Gayatri
Manish Gupta Manish Gupta ... Om as Young Boy
Anita Kanwar Anita Kanwar ... Phoolkumari
Aditya Lakhia ... Om as Older Boy
Lakshminarayan Shastri Lakshminarayan Shastri ... Om's Father
Lalit Tiwari Lalit Tiwari ... Jagdish
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A carefully constructed nonsense about a teenage boy named Om in a small Indian village.

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Language:

Hindi

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17 January 2014 (India) See more »

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Journey from sanity to insanity
2 November 2014 | by meetali-joshiSee all my reviews

Om dar ba dar is a movie well ahead of its time and I guess that's why it was not well received then. Watching this movie is like going through somebody's mind. We follow Om from being a young boy to a teenager with the backdrop of Ajmer.

At first the movie is story oriented but later becomes chaotic which according to me could be representing the protagonists' mind. It almost feels like being in a dream when you watch the random images and the story that follows. The director has also portrayed the advent of new times from the old generation with the discussion of world affairs at a party and as the story progress the change of behavior by the characters.

The characters played by Lalit Tiwari and Gopi Desai represent their changing relationship with changing times and of course Om played by Aditya Lakhia plays the confused, uncertain teenager which makes us drawn to his fears and discoveries.

The director beautifully captures Ajmer and life in a small town. This movie has so much in it that every time you watch it you discover something new. A truly great cinematic experience. It's one of its kind.

I would recommend this movie to all cinema lovers and I am sure they will not be disappointed.


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