Meera (1979)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 33 mins

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Circa Mughal rule in India, the Rajputs get together to discuss the ouster of Badshah Akbar, who is now the Emperor of Hindustan (India). Prominent amongst the Rajputs are Virendev Rathod, and Rana Vikramjit Singh Sesodia. In order to cement their relationship, Vikramjit would like his brother Rana Bhojraj to get married to Krishna Rathod, to which Virendev agrees. But unknown to Virendev, his son, Jaimal, has already arranged Krishna's wedding with another Rajput family from Ajmer. Faced with two grooms for his daughter, Virendev asks Krishna to commit the ultimate sacrifice for the well-being of the Rajputs, and asks her to consume poison and kill herself, which she does. Shocked and grief-stricken, the Sesodias propose to marry Bhojraj with Meera Rathod, to which all agree, and the wedding takes place with great pomp and ceremony on one hand, while uniting the Rajputs against Akbar. After Meera re-locates to her new home, it is then Bhojraj finds out that she is in love with somebody else, and has devoted her life and soul to him. Further inquiries lead him to discover that his wife's true love is none other than Lord Krishna. Meanwhile the news of Meera's infidelity shocks the region, and the Head Priest must now decide her fate - and the only options he has in front of him - either Meera accept Bhojraj as her husband and forget about Lord Krishna - failing which she will be asked to drink a potently lethal poison which will kill her instantly.
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Cast: Hema Malini, Shammi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna

Crew: Gulzar Kalra (Director), K Vaikunth (Director of Photography), Pandit Ravi Shankar (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 18 May 1979 (India)

Hindi Name: मीरा

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Did you know? Sanjeev Kumar was offered the film but turned it down because of the heroine oriented plot. Read More
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as Meera Rathod
as Rana Vikramjeet Singh Sesodia
as Rana Bhojraj Sesodia
as Saint Raidas
as Badshah Akbar/Emperor of Hindustan
Supporting Actor
as Tansen
as Mrs. Virendev Rathod
as Jaimal Rathod
Supporting Actor
as Kool Guru
as Virendev Rathod
as Sudha Sesodia
as Krishna Rathod

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Camera and Electrical

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Music

Music Director
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Playback Singer

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Sound Re-recording Mixer

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Film Type:
Feature
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Black & White
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Stereoscopy:
No
Trivia:
Amitabh Bachchan was signed for the film but was later replaced by Vinod Khanna.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Lata Mangeshkar were supposed to do the music, but dropped out. Instead Pandit Ravi Shanker composed the music and Vani Jairam sang the songs.

Rakhee Gulzar went into depression when she was not chosen for the film. She had studied Meera for years.

Sanjeev Kumar was offered the film but turned it down because of the heroine oriented plot.