Dhola Maru

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  • NR
  • 1983
  • 2 hr 25 min
  • 5.9  (17)

Dhola Maru is a 1983 Indian romantic drama film directed by Arvind Joshi. The movie is based on a popular Rajasthani folk tale of the same name. The film tells the story of Dhola, a young man from a lower caste, who falls in love with Maru, a princess from an upper caste. The story is set in the desert state of Rajasthan and revolves around the love story of Dhola and Maru. Dhola, who hails from a lower caste, is an expert horse rider and a bagpiper. He is asked by the king of Marwar to play the bagpipes on the day of the princess Maru's wedding. Dhola and Maru, who have never met before, are drawn towards each other during the wedding celebrations, and they fall in love.

As soon as the celebrations are over, Maru's father, the king, forbids her from meeting Dhola. Maru, however, is determined to be with Dhola, and the two lovers decide to elope. They run away to a nearby village, where they are welcomed by the villagers, who help them in their pursuit of love.

While the couple is happy in their newfound love, the king of Marwar is furious when he learns of their elopement. He sends his army to capture them and bring them back to Marwar. The army finds them, and Dhola and Maru are separated, with each believing that the other is dead.

The movie also portrays the societal issues of caste discrimination prevalent in Rajasthan during the time. The king's disdain for Dhola, based solely on caste, is the main reason for the lovers' separation. The film highlights the message of love transcending caste, religion, and societal norms.

The film's direction and cinematography are excellent, with the desert landscape of Rajasthan serving as a beautiful backdrop for the story. The music and songs of the film are soulful and heart-warming, and bring out the emotions of the characters well. The performances by the lead actors, Naresh Kanodia and Kalpana Divan, are noteworthy and praiseworthy.

Dhola Maru is an emotional and heart-warming movie that tells a story of love, courage, and determination. Despite the societal barriers that come in the way of the lovers, their love remains strong and unwavering. It is a timeless story that still resonates with audiences today, despite its release almost four decades ago.

Overall, Dhola Maru is a must-watch film for anyone who loves romantic dramas and the rich culture of Rajasthan. The film's themes of love and societal barriers make it a touching and moving experience for viewers of all ages. It is a classic tale of love that will leave you mesmerized and inspired.

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  • Runtime
    2 hr 25 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (17)