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Bahu Ki Awaaz (1985)

Not Rated | | Drama | 15 March 1985 (India)
Kavita lives a poor lifestyle with her widower dad, Rai Bahadur, and her brother. They had once been wealthy, but now live in a heavily mortgaged mansion. She is in love with Advocate Sunil... See full summary »


Shashilal K. Nair


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Credited cast:
Vikas Anand ... Public Prosecutor
Bharat Bhushan ... Rai Bahadur (as Bharat Bhooshan)
B.L. Chopra B.L. Chopra ... Srivastav
Sulabha Deshpande ... Shobha Srivastav (as Sulbha Deshpande)
Nirpinder Dhillon Nirpinder Dhillon ... Kavita's brother (as Amrit Dhillon)
Aruna Irani ... Munni
T.P. Jain T.P. Jain ... Bansi
Pinchoo Kapoor ... Madhu's dad
Yunus Parvez ... Murli
Supriya Pathak ... Madhu V. Srivastav
Om Puri ... Advocate Jaswant Srivastav
Rakesh Roshan ... Vimal Srivastav (as Raakesh Roshan)
Swaroop Sampat ... Kavita R. Bahadur / Madhu V. Srivastav
Naseeruddin Shah ... Advocate Sunil
Baby Suchita Baby Suchita ... Binny J. Srivastav (as Baby Suchitra)


Kavita lives a poor lifestyle with her widower dad, Rai Bahadur, and her brother. They had once been wealthy, but now live in a heavily mortgaged mansion. She is in love with Advocate Sunil much to her family's displeasure as he is unsuccessful and an alcoholic. They discuss her situation with Murli, who arranges a matrimonial alliance with the Srivastav family. The Srivastavs consist of Mr. Srivastav, his wife, Shobha; a widower Advocate son, Jaswant and his daughter, Binny; and second son, Vimal, who is studying Medicine and is in love with wealthy Madhu. The Srivastav's mistakenly believe that Rai Bahadur is wealthy and force Vimal to marry Kavita. Shortly thereafter Madhu's marriage is arranged elsewhere. A few months later Vimal visits Rai Bahadur and informs him that Kavita has been missing and the Police are looking for her. A few days later a decomposed female body is found, which is positively identified as that of Kavita, and is cremated. Jaswant is able to convince the ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Rakesh Roshan stated that Shashi Nair requested that Roshan do the film so he (Shashi) could have moral support on the sets. It was Shashi's first movie as a director so he was nervous and needed go have a friend around. See more »

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a Hard-Hitting Film on Dowry....
10 May 2016 | by SumanShakyaSee all my reviews

"Bahu Ki Awaaz" raises a burning issue on society - a voice against dowry, which still remains a lethal thing in our society. Young brides are mentally tortured, mutilated, and even burnt alive when they are unable to suffice the dowry demands. The film takes this issue and presents it effectively and is able to express the what a dreadful thing it has become in the society. Though the story seems of '80s, the story still holds true to today. The climax just chills you and has a grisly feel of a horror movie. Naseruddin Shah and Supriya Pathak in their lead roles just steal the show and through their roles have strengthen the voice against dowry. Om Puri and Sulabha Deshpande also are remarkable as the antagonists. Rakesh Roshan and Swaroop Sampat, even though in slight roles, look pretty OK. On a whole, the film comes to its main theme only in the final few reels; and rest of the film isn't very gripping. But when it comes to its core theme, the film becomes splendid in terms of performances and presentation.

Rating: 2 stars out of 4

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