Sadma (1983)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 30 mins

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This masterfully crafted romantic drama follows the fluctuating fortunes of a young woman, who receives a head injury in an automobile accident and regresses into the intelligence and memory of a six-year-old. She leaves the hospital unattended and ends up in a brothel. She is rescued by a young man, Somu who takes her to his home in the mountains. Meanwhile, her parents are looking for her, even issuing a police complaint and a newspaper advertisement in their desperation to find their daughter. Somu devotes himself to caring for her and she leads a blissful existence with him. However, when he takes her for treatment, the police converge on the location. Will her treatment be successful? Will Somu be able to reclaim his relationship with her, or even convince the police of his good intentions?
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Cast: Kamal Haasan, Sridevi Kapoor

Crew: Balu Mahendra (Director), Balu Mahendra (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 08 Jul 1983 (India)

Hindi Name: सदमा

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Did you know? This film may have failed to rise up to expectations at the box-office, but since then, it has achieved cult status and is regarded as an all time classic featuring Kamal Haasan and Sridevi's best performances. Read More
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as K Somprakash/Somu
as Nehalata Malhotra/Reshmi
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Mrs. Malhotra
as Shamu
as Balua
as Somu's Neighbour
Supporting Actress
as Dr Khandeparkar
as Soni

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Screenplay Writer
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Suresh Wadkar
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Asha Bhosle
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Sridevi Kapoor, Kamal Haasan
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Asha Bhosle, Suresh Wadkar
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas
Trivia:
All the music for this movie was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, who retained most of his compositions from the original Tamil version. This film marked the composer's debut in Hindi cinema.

This film may have failed to rise up to expectations at the box-office, but since then, it has achieved cult status and is regarded as an all time classic featuring Kamal Haasan and Sridevi's best performances.

Sridevi's brilliant performance as a mentally challenged woman brought her nominations in the Filmfare Best actress award category as well as State awards and National Awards. Kamal's performance in the film's climax won him the National Award in the Tamil original.

This movie is a remake of Balu Mahendra's own Tamil Film Moondram Pirai (1982), starring Sridevi and Kamal Hassan.

The original choice for the lead role was Dimple Kapadia. However, since she had committed to 'Saagar' and couldn't allot bulk dates to the film, 'Sridevi' was signed instead.
Movie Connection(s):
Remake of: Moondram Pirai (Tamil)