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  • 1980
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 6.6  (84)

Aanchal is a Bollywood drama film released in 1980 featuring some of the biggest stars of that time such as Rajesh Khanna, Rakhee Gulzar, and Rekha. The film was directed by Anil Ganguly and produced by Jaya Chakraborty. The story revolves around the life of a young woman named Jaya (Rakhee Gulzar) who is widowed at a young age and left alone to fend for herself and her children. Jaya's life becomes even more complicated when she discovers that her late husband's brother (Rajesh Khanna) is in love with her and wants to marry her.

Jaya is hesitant about the proposal because she fears it may create a rift in the family and cause problems for her children. However, she eventually agrees to marry her brother-in-law as she sees no other option.

The film then explores the relationship between Jaya and her brother-in-law, who becomes her husband. Despite their love for each other, they face several challenges, including disapproval from family members, financial difficulties, and Jaya's insecurities about being in a second marriage.

Throughout the film, we see Jaya's character struggling to maintain harmony in her family while dealing with her own emotional turmoil. She tries to be a good wife and mother while also dealing with her own guilt and fears. The film also explores themes of forgiveness, love, and sacrifice.

Rakhee Gulzar delivers an outstanding performance as Jaya, bringing out the character's vulnerabilities and strengths with remarkable skill. She is supported by Rajesh Khanna, who plays her brother-in-law with conviction and sensitivity. Rekha, who has a small role in the film, also delivers a fine performance.

The film's music, composed by R.D. Burman, is another highlight. Songs like "Aap Ko Dekh Kar" and "Sawan Ke Jhoole Pade" are still popular among music lovers. The film's cinematography is also noteworthy, with beautiful shots of the rural landscape and the old-world charm of the city.

Aanchal is a heart-warming film that explores the complex dynamics of family relationships and the struggles of women in society. It also highlights the need for empathy, compassion, and understanding in relationships. The film's nuanced portrayal of its characters and their emotions makes it a must-watch for fans of Indian cinema.

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    1 hr 39 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (84)