Amar Prem

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  • NR
  • 1971
  • 2 hr 23 min
  • 8.1  (1,919)

Amar Prem is a Bollywood classic movie from 1972, directed by Shakti Samanta. The film focuses on the theme of love and sacrifice, portrayed beautifully by its lead actors Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, and Sujit Kumar. The plot revolves around a young boy named Nandu (Master Bunty) who gets separated from his mother on a train journey and ends up alone in Calcutta. He is taken in by a kind-hearted courtesan named Pushpa (Sharmila Tagore), who becomes his friend and ultimately his surrogate mother in the city.

Nandu's innocent and childlike demeanor touches Pushpa's heart, and she develops a strong bond with him. In the meantime, Pushpa falls in love with a businessman named Anand (Rajesh Khanna), who is already married but estranged from his wife. Anand also develops a fondness for Nandu and helps Pushpa in taking care of him.

Pushpa's love for Anand is unrequited as he is unable to leave his wife, who ultimately dies due to an illness. Pushpa's loneliness and unfulfilled love for Anand lead to her being ostracized by society, and she is forced to separate from Nandu.

Years later, Anand meets Nandu again, who is now a grown man and an army officer. Nandu tells him the story of Pushpa and the sacrifices she made for him. Anand is moved by the story and sets out to look for Pushpa.

The movie beautifully captures the emotions of the characters and portrays the complexities of relationships. The direction by Shakti Samanta is subtle and nuanced, and the cinematography by Aloke Dasgupta is visually stunning, depicting the bustling city of Calcutta.

The music by R.D. Burman is a major highlight of the movie, with soulful and melodious songs such as "Yeh Kya Hua" and "Chingari Koi Bhadke," which have become classics over the years.

Rajesh Khanna delivers a stellar performance as Anand, a man torn between his loyalty to his wife and his love for Pushpa. His chemistry with Sharmila Tagore is palpable, and the scenes between them are a treat to watch.

Sharmila Tagore's portrayal of Pushpa is one of the most memorable performances of her career. Her vulnerability and strength make her character relatable and endearing.

Sujit Kumar's portrayal of a police inspector investigating Pushpa's case is also noteworthy. His character serves as a foil to the central theme of love and sacrifice, representing the harsh reality of society's treatment of women.

Overall, Amar Prem is a timeless classic that showcases the power of love and the sacrifices that come with it. The movie has stood the test of time and remains a favorite among Bollywood moviegoers.

Amar Prem is a 1971 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 23 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.1.

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    8.1  (1,919)