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Hari-Bhari (2000)

Ghazala (Shabana Azmi) has been married to Munirmiya (Srivallabh Vyas) for several years, and has given birth to a daughter, Salma (Rajeshwari Sachdev) Munir is unhappy that Ghazala has ... See full summary »


Shyam Benegal


Priya Chandrasekar (screenplay), Shama Zaidi (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Shabana Azmi ... Ghazala
Rajit Kapoor ... Khurshid
Rajeshwari Sachdev ... Salma
Surekha Sikri ... Hasina
Nandita Das ... Afsana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seema Bhargava ... Rampyari
Meghna Kothari Meghna Kothari ... Young Hasina
Aalambayan Siddharth Aalambayan Siddharth ... Irffan
Lalit Tiwari ... Khaleej
Alka Trivedi Alka Trivedi ... Najma
Shri Vallabh Vyas ... Munirmiya


Ghazala (Shabana Azmi) has been married to Munirmiya (Srivallabh Vyas) for several years, and has given birth to a daughter, Salma (Rajeshwari Sachdev) Munir is unhappy that Ghazala has been unable to bear him any sons, and is forced to face his abuse, and then is subsequently thrown out of the house, in order to make way for him to marry again; Hasina (Surekha Sigri-Rege) is Ghazala's mom, married at a very young age, to an older man, faces the risk of cancer of the uterus; Educated, Arrogant and god-fearing Afsana (Nandita Das) has three children, and is upset with her spouse, Khurshid (Rajit Kapur), Hasina's son, for undergoing a vasectomy, and leaves him; Najma (Alka Trivedi) is an uneducated housewife, having given birth to seven children, five of whom have died so far due to malnutrition, and is the wife of Khaleej, Hasina's older son; Salma is the daughter of Ghazala, who is expected to marry at an early age, to a much older man, as there is no point in her undergoing further ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A heroic saga of five women


Drama | Family


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There was a shelved movie "Hari Bhari"(1980). Starring Raj Kiran, Madhu Malhotra, See more »

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beautiful movie ... after all its got shabana azmi
21 June 2001 | by calhobbes99See all my reviews

Another excellent movie of shayam benegal and shabana azmi (what ever they touch is gold anyway), the story centers around the topic of treatment of women. It tries to give a message in every dialogue (which at time gets a little corny). The movie is a little heavy - not your every day fun filled song and dance, but it does strike a cord by honest portrayal of women in different roles in a household, from the grandmother to the granddaughter. comes in the "art movie" category and definatly must be seen.


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21 April 2000 (India) See more »

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Dolby Digital


Color (Eastmancolor)
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