Aaina (1977)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 39 mins

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Embedded with charged emotions and deep-rooted social concepts, this family-oriented drama delves into the life of Shalini, a beautiful young woman from a large Brahmin family. When she falls in love with Ashok their marriage is rejected as he's from a lower caste, and Shalini is forced to sacrifice her future with him. When her father becomes unable to support her four sisters and three brothers, it falls upon Shalini to go out into the world, work, and earn to support the family. Shalini bravely shoulders the burden and ensures that all her brothers and sisters are settled well in life. However, after all her responsibilities are completed, Shalini is shamed and excommunicated from the family. Why?
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Cast: Mumtaz Askari, Rajesh Khanna

Crew: K Balachander (Director), BS Lokanath (Director of Photography), Naushad Ali (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 28 Feb 1977 (India)

Hindi Name: आइना

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Did you know? One of the highlights of this movie was cameo appearances from Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra as Himself (shooting of a movie), and Neetu Singh as Herself (shooting of a movie). Read More
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as Shalini R Shastri
as Ashok J Rao
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as Ram Shastri
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as Usha G Shastri
as MB Patil
as Jagannath Rao
as Savitri R Shastri
as Poorna R Shastri

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
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04:15
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03:40
Music Director: Naushad Ali
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi
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03:05
Music Director: Naushad Ali
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
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Music Director: Naushad Ali
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Trivia:
This movie marks the Hindi language debut of actor Kamal Haasan, who plays a cameo in this movie as Prem Kapoor.

One of the highlights of this movie was cameo appearances from Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra as Himself (shooting of a movie), and Neetu Singh as Herself (shooting of a movie).

The movie Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (2007) was inspired by the plot of this movie, with Rani Mukerji reprising Mumtaz's role as a prostitute.

This film is directed by director K Balachander. He had filmed the same story before: the Tamil film "Arangetram" (1973) with Kamal Haasan, Pramila and Sivakumar.
Movie Connection(s):
Remake of: Arangetram (Tamil)