Ek Nai Paheli (1984)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 38 mins

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This controversial and scandalous romantic drama delves into some socially taboo relationships. Upendranath, a widower lives a wealthy life and his only son, Sandeep, who is a headstrong and stubborn young man. He leaves his dad's house to make his own life. He meets a beautiful older woman, Bhairavi who is a singer. Both Bhairavi and Sandeep fall in love with each other and decide to marry, but a man, Avinash suddenly shows up claiming to be Bhairavi's husband. He meets with Sandeep and describes in detail his story and that of their daughter, Kajri. The shocking revelation is that, Kajri lives with the much older Upendranath, who just happens to be Sandeep's father, and plans to marry him. This gives rise to the uneasy situation with the daughter wanting to marry the father and the mother wanting to marry the son. How will events unfold from this critical juncture?

Cast: Hema Malini, Kamal Haasan

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

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 20 Jun 1984 (India)

Hindi Name: एक नै पहेली

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Did you know? The film is a remake of the Tamil movie Apoorva Raagangal (1975). Read More
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Remake of: Apoorva Raagangal (Tamil)
The film is a remake of the Tamil movie Apoorva Raagangal (1975).

Kamal Hassan stated that filming was a disaster and that things went haywire from the get-go. There was a complete lack of teamwork and Raaj Kumar would constantly interfere with the script and scenes.