Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 51 mins

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This epic love story follows the evolution in the love between a Tamil man, Vasu and a Hindi-speaking girl, Sapna. Hindi-speaking collegian Sapna lives a wealthy lifestyle in Dona Paula, near Panaji, Goa, India, along with her Professor dad, Kundanlal, and mom. Their immediate neighbors are Tamil-speaking vegetarian tenants, V. Sivaramakrishan, his wife, Vandana and son, Vasudevan, and detest the Kundanlals' meat-eating habits. Both families are aghast with surprise and anger when they find out that Sapna and Vasudevan are in love with each other. Strong opposition only strengthens their romance, forcing the families to compel the couple to stay away for a year, and not to communicate to each other in any manner. Both agree, and Vasudevan leaves for Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, to work for G. Haribabu, a Chartered Accountant. Vasudevan befriends a widow, Sandhya, and learns how to dance as well as read and write Hindi, while his dad arranges his marriage with Tamil-speaking Tulsi. While on a trip to Mangalore he finds out that Sapna has got married to Chakravarty, and instantly decides to propose to Sandhya, who agrees to marry him. Does this signal the end of their romance? What impact will Vasudevan's past have on Sandhya, and how will she react when she eventually finds out about his feelings about Sapna?
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Cast: Kamal Haasan, Rati Agnihotri

Crew: K Balachander (Director), BS Lokanath (Director of Photography), Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar (Music Director), Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance

Release Dates: 05 Jun 1981 (India)

Hindi Name: एक दूजे के लिए

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Did you know? The film was labelled a "blockbuster" at the box office in 1981, earning a total of INR100 million (US$1.7 million) in receipts. Read More
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The only person who was missing in this Hindi remake who was in the original Telugu hit Maro Charitra (1979) was leading lady Sarita, as her role was now played by Rati Agnihotri. Director K Balachander, Kamal Haasan, Madhavi, and SP Balasubramaniam all repeated their artistry in this movie.

This movie marks the debut of two stars from South India in Hindi films: leading lady Rati Agnihotri and playback singer SP Balasubramaniam. Both received Filmfare nominations becoming top stars in Hindi films later.

This film was heaped with critical acclaim upon release, winning a National Film Award and 13 Filmfare nominations, eventually winning three.

This movie is a remake of the director's own Telugu movie Maro Charitra (1979), which had Kamal Haasan playing the lead role.

The film was labelled a "blockbuster" at the box office in 1981, earning a total of INR100 million (US$1.7 million) in receipts.