Saagar (1985)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 3 mins

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This is an evocative triangular love story that delves into human emotions like love, friendship, and loyalty, while also dealing with socially relevant subjects like poverty, class hierarchies, prejudice and discrimination. The story revolves around Mona (Dimple Kapadia) runs a small restaurant in Goa. Raja, a fisherman by profession, is a childhood friend who lives in the neighbourhood. He is head over heels in love with Mona, but is completely unable to profess his feelings for her. Mona becomes friendly with Ravi (Rishi Kapoor), the heir of a wealthy and influential family of industrialists, who has recently arrived in town from the United States of America. When Ravi and Mona fall in love, not only does it cause utter heartbreak for their good friend Raja, but it also evokes strong resistance from Ravi's class-conscious grandmother. Will Ravi and Mona succeed in staying together against societal norms? What will happen to Raja? Kamladevi.

Cast: Dimple Kapadia, Kamal Haasan, Rishi Kapoor

Crew: Ramesh Sippy (Director), SM Anwar (Director of Photography), Rahul Dev Burman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 09 Aug 1985 (India)

Hindi Name: सागर

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Did you know? This was a comeback movie for Dimple Kapadia, and contained a fleeting topless shot of her. Read More
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as Mona D'Silva
as Raja
as Ravi
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Thekedaar
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
as Kamladevi (Ravi's grandma)
as Mr. D'Silva (Mona's dad)
as Batuk Lal
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor




Production Company
Associate Producer


Story Writer
Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


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Stunt Director
Film Type:
Feature Film
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Playback Singer: Kishore Kumar
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Playback Singer: Asha Bhosle, Shailendra Singh
Apart from Kamal Haasan's Filmfare award, exemplary work in this movie also won awards for Best Actress – Dimple Kapadia, Best Cinematography – S.M. Anwar, Best Male Playback Singer – Kishore Kumar (for 'Saagar Kinare')

This was only the second instance in the history of the prestigious Filmfare Awards, when an actor receives nominations under two categories – Best Actor as well as Best Actor in Supporting role – the previous nominee for both awards was Ashok Kumar (for 'Aashirwad' in 1970). Kamal Hassan ultimately won the Best Actor award, his first and only award in that category for a Hindi film.

This emotionally-charged movie was India's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985.

This was a comeback movie for Dimple Kapadia, and contained a fleeting topless shot of her.