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Anupama (1966)

  • Release Date1966
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time148 min
  • Length3977.34 meters
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number83091
  • Certificate Date04/03/1977
  • Shooting LocationMohan Studios, Andheri

Mohan Sharma:
A middle-aged man who loses his wife within two years of his marriage at the time of the birth of his first child-a daughter; whom he blames for the tragedy.

David Moses:
A gay lothario who in his Fifties feels and acts like he was a young man in his Twenty-First year.

Mr Bakshi:
A common friend of Sharma and Moses. A mundane businessman, happy with his lucrative business and only daughter- Anita.

Mr Bakshi’s daughter who prefers to be called Annie. A typical product of western education. Carefree and coquettish yet completely human at heart.

The housemaid who brings up Mr Sharma’s unlucky daughter

England returned young man to whom things just happen. Annie was one of them.

Arun’s idealist friend. A writer who cannot bear injustice.

Ashok’s mother and sister:
Typical middle-class Indian women who hear their burden with a smile.

Mr Sharma’s unfortunate daughter.

All ordinary people whom you probably meet every day in your life but never notice. ANUPAMA forces you to give them a second look and once that happens, you come face to face with the drama in their lives that is brought about by their coming together.

The nucleus of the drama is Uma, the unfortunate girl who loses both her mother and consequently the love of her father, the moment she is born. Her tragic and rare happy moments are bound to bring nostalgic memories of the times you have experienced at some stages of your own lives. The frail and harmless creature has latent power in her which shows her to be the matchless being that she is…………. Yes, she is the ANUPAMA of our story.

(From the official press booklet)



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