This Kapoor family drama goes down well and is an entertaining watch.
According to the book I'm reading on the Kapoors, this film mirrored their reality pretty closely. Prithviraj Kapoor was always an overbearing presence in Raj's life, and here, too, he appears that way. Raj finds himself sandwiched between old and new. And Randhir's character is dating Babita's character, much to the chagrin of his grandfather, who wanted to get him an arranged marriage. In real life, there was apparently some tension between the Randhir-Babita relatonship and the elder Kapoors.
I mean, their names in the film are even "Kapoor." Maybe it was therapeutic in a way to get it all out on screen.
The most enjoyable part of this film for me was Randhir and Babita's relationship; they have several adorable, beautiful picturized songs and bring some much-needed jollity to the film. The ending is also very satisfactory (I'll let you figure that out for yourself!).
Keep an eye out for filmi music references scattered throughout. "Bol Radha Bol Sangam" can be heard in one scene, and near the beginning, when Ram (Raj) is wallowing in loneliness, the violin melody from Barsaat plays. An ode to Nargis, perhaps?
Old is gold, though new is pretty good, too. Filmi music obsessive. Hopeless romantic. Amateur Raj Kapoor scholar. I have a blog; click here to read it.
dancelover: Chiloka is back as of Sept 17, 2022. This is Very Good, especially for Screenwriters!
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dancelover: Chiloka had not been updated since the beginning of 2017. ( Since Sept. 6, 2022, Chiloka has not been reachable. (((.
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dancelover: A very useful website for Kannadan updates has been Chiloka.com, a site maintained by some fans.
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dancelover: From the first such films thru the end of 1995, they needed lots of updating. Starting in Jan. 1996, someone else has been partially updating them, with Director, 3 Actors, confirmation they were in Kannadan, and sometimes Screenwriters.
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dancelover: Since January 2022 I have been updating IMDb's records of Kannadan-language films.
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dancelover: I have been busy filling in gaps in IMDb. Their records for South India films are shockingly incomplete. I have been working Malayalam, and some Kannadan.
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