Sunday, April 8, 2007

Hindi Movie: Woh Saat Din

The Hindi movie industry is numerically one of the largest producers of movies in a given year. As a result, there are few movies that remain in public memory. One such movie that has remained in my memory is a movie called 'Woh Saat Din' (made in 1983).
It was the first movie in which Anil Kapoor got a lead role (I do not remember whether he did a role in any other movie or not). The movie was a cute movie (yet deadly serious in the under-tone). It was about a wannabe fill guy from Patiala coming to make it big in the film world. He claims music awareness, and falls in love with Padmini Kolhapure, the daughter of his landlord. The landlord of course is not going to give his daughter to an unemployed bumkin, and marries her off to a widower with a daughter (Naseeruddin Shah).
The movie starts just after the wedding, with Padmini telling her about her romance with Anil in flashback. This occupies almost the whole movie, and it is fairly entertaining, with excellent songs. In the end, Naseerudding gives Padmini the option to take whatever decision she wants, and the movie ends with her making her decision.
Overall, I like this movie. It launched Anil Kapoor's career, and showed him in a soft role.

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