Andhi Gali

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  • 1984
  • 2 hr 32 min
  • 5.5  (17)

Andhi Gali is a 1984 Bollywood movie directed by Buddhadev Dasgupta. The film features Deepti Naval, Mahesh Bhatt, and Anil Chatterjee in leading roles. The film explores themes of love, loss, and societal oppression by recounting the story of a formerly famous actress attempting to come to terms with her past and future. The film follows the story of Anjali (Deepti Naval), a former actress who has retreated from the public eye after a scandal left her reputation in tatters. Despite retiring from acting, Anjali still grapples with her past and is haunted by memories of her former lover Sukhdev (Mahesh Bhatt), a man she could never be with due to societal expectations and class differences.

As Anjali navigates her relationships with the people in her new town, including a man named Neelkanth (Anil Chatterjee), memories of her past continue to surface. Despite her attempts to move forward, her past threatens to consume her as she confronts her former lover and the societal expectations that initially led to their separation.

The film utilizes poetic imagery and symbolism to convey the emotions and themes of the story. The landscapes and natural settings serve as a metaphor for the characters' internal conflicts, with the mundane and ordinary world serving as a backdrop to the inner turmoil of the characters. Director Dasgupta also uses music and sound to further convey the emotional weight of the film, with haunting chants and ambient noises serving to create an eerie atmosphere.

Overall, Andhi Gali is a complex and emotionally poignant film that explores themes of love, loss, and societal oppression. The dynamic performances from the leading cast, particularly Deepti Naval's portrayal of the conflicted Anjali, make the film an engaging and thought-provoking viewing experience. The themes and issues explored in the plot are still relevant today, making Andhi Gali a timeless classic of Indian cinema.

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    2 hr 32 min
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    5.5  (17)