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Navrang (1959)

| Drama, Musical, Romance
Diwakar is a poet and loves his wife Jamuna on everything. But Jamuna does not agree that Diwakar lives out of sheer poetry in a fantasy world and the real world less and less responsible. ... See full summary »


Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre (as V. Shantaram)


G.D. Madgulkar (story), G.D. Madgulkar | 1 more credit »

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Complete credited cast:
Mahipal Mahipal ... Divakar / Navrang
Sandhya Sandhya ... Jamuna / Mohini
Keshavrao Date Keshavrao Date ... Janardan
Vatsala Deshmukh Vatsala Deshmukh ... Uma
Agha Agha ... Leelu Rangbaaz
Vandana Sawant Vandana Sawant ... Manjari Devi (as Vandana)
Baburao Pendharkar Baburao Pendharkar ... Daulat Rai
Ulhas Ulhas ... Thakur Karan Singh
Chandrakant Chandrakant ... Thakur Sharan Singh


Diwakar is a poet and loves his wife Jamuna on everything. But Jamuna does not agree that Diwakar lives out of sheer poetry in a fantasy world and the real world less and less responsible. Diwakar goes so far that he is a fantasy woman in his wife's body creates what he calls Mohini. Diwakar will soon become a recognized poet and Jamuna gives birth to a boy. Unfortunately, the happiness does not last long: Diwakar loses his job because of a critical songs against the British. Now he can no longer feed his sickly father nor his son, who is starving. All this makes Jamuna angry, but above all Diwakars growing obsession with Mohini.As Jamuna decides to live apart from Diwakar, it is destroyed internally and no longer capable of proof. Jamuna slowly realizes that she can not live without Diwakar and forgives him. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)
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V Shanataram was very particular about timing during the Bikaner schedule Jeetendra reached late for the shoot after dinner which annoyed V Shantaram and told the production team to send him back and asked his makeup man not to get him ready for next day shoot,next day Jeetendra woke up at 5am and got ready with the makeup and went in tears to V Shantarm ,V Shanatram saw him all dressed and was very impressed. See more »


Rane De Re
Sung by Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey, Chorus and the voice of
Music composed by C. Ramchandra
Lyrics by Bharat Vyas
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Great Music, colorful, corny special effects, subtle storyline
25 December 2005 | by verinder-bawaSee all my reviews

I first heard the music at my brother-in-lows house back in the late seventies, and thought it was very original. I have seen the newly re-mastered movie three times (in seven days) and I think the music has passed the test of time and is still exquisite. The story line is subtle and does not have the stereotypical endings of a Bollywood movie where everyone lives happily ever after. The dance sequences (long) are very colorful and superb (however one has to put the special effects in context and keep in mind that Navrang must have been one of the first color movies made in India).

Must see if you appreciate classical music and classical Indian dancing.

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