Baseraa (1981)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 21 mins

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Sharda and her sister Poornima alias Nima live with their widowed father. Since both have come of age, he first arranges Sharda's marriage with a businessman named Balraj Kohli. Subsequently, Poornima also marries a wealthy young man. But fate has other plans for Nima, for her husband tragically passes away in an accident, leaving her widowed. When Sharda sees her sister in a widow's garb, she loses her mental balance and is institutionalized in Pune Mental Hospital. After approximately 14 years, an inmate strikes Sharda on her head, she loses consciousness for several days. When she regains her senses, she remembers everything that happened 14 years ago, but is unable to recollect her life in the mental hospital. Her treating psychiatrist is ready to discharge her to the care of her husband and her family. Sharda comes home, everything is about the same, except that her son, Sagar, has grown up and is about to be engaged to Sarita Sethi, and Nima still wears a widow's garb. A few months later Sharda sees Nima clad in a colorful saree, wearing a bindiya with sindoor in her forehead, and starts suspecting that everything is not it seems to be. She then finds out that Balraj had re-married and also has a son from his second marriage named Babbu. As details come flooding into her she experiences wild paranoia, is unable to trust anyone, as no one is what they claim to be, and she feels alone, lost, helpless, and distrustful. The rest of the family hover around - waiting to see what the new outcome is to be with Sharda and her struggle to fit into a family that has not been her's for 14 years.

Cast: Rakhee Gulzar, Rekha Ganesan, Shashi Kapoor

Crew: Ramesh Talwar (Director), Peter Pereira (Director of Photography), Rahul Dev Burman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Family

Release Dates: 25 Sep 1981 (India)

Hindi Name: बसेरा

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as Sharda
as Purnima Kohli aka Nima'
as Balraj Kohli
as Sharda's Father
as Dr. B.K. Gokhale
as Sarita Sethi
as Sagar Kohli

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Universal Music India
01 
04:22
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
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04:19
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Asha Bhosle
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04:15
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04:29
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05:22
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Asha Bhosle