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A silent movie about an unemployed young man.

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Singeetam Srinivasa Rao (as Singeetham Srinivasa Rao)

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Singeetam Srinivasa Rao (as Singeetham Srinivasa Rao)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Unemployed graduate
Amala Akkineni ... Magician's daughter (as Amala)
Tinnu Anand ... Killer
Narayana P.L. Narayana P.L. ... Beggar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Farida Jalal ... Magician's wife
Sameer Kakkad Sameer Kakkad
Sameer Khakhar Sameer Khakhar ... Rich man (as Samir Khakhar)
Ramya Krishnan ... Rich man's wife (as Ramya)
Loknath Loknath ... Hotel owner (as Lokanath)
Prathap Pothen ... Lover (as Pratap Potan)
K.S. Ramesh K.S. Ramesh ... Magician
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An unemployed youth (Kamal) dreams of living well. One evening, he finds a drunken industrialist (Sameer Khakkar) passed out in a gutter, and takes the opportunity to switch places with him. He finds love, intrigue, and the good life in his new home, Pushpak, a hotel where the industrialist was booked in. A silent masterpiece. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Comedy | Romance

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India

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Release Date:

10 September 1987 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Love Chariot See more »

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A humorous tale of greed, lust and redemption conveyed without any dialog!
6 December 2009 | by mmentink21See all my reviews

S.S. Rao's "Pushpak" is a humorous yet suspenseful movie about a man's (Kamal) journey into greed and lust and finally his return to an honest and humble life. Amazingly no dialog here, just a great musical score and the sights, sounds and sighs of a people-packed city. Nothing is as it appears in Kamal's world: a street Beggar who sits on a bed of money; a Magician who smokes invisible cigarettes and drinks invisible booze in the presence of his doting wife, and finally Kamal himself who assumes the false identity of a wealthy man to woo the Magician's daughter. The sight gags and physical comedy (especially of the icicle-toting hit-man and the Magician) are great entertainment. Despite Kamal's deceit he is a sympathetic character who in the end pays a price for his misdeeds. Like Woody Allen and Roberto Benigni films, "Pushpak" requires patience (2 hours), but improves itself in the retelling! Great cocktail party fodder.


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