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  • NR
  • 1969
  • 2 hr 36 min
  • 7.2  (67)

Doli is a 1969 Indian film directed by Adurthi Subba Rao, starring Rajesh Khanna, Babita Kapoor, and Prem Chopra in lead roles. The film is a family drama that deals with the themes of love, sacrifice, and family loyalty. The story of the film revolves around a wealthy businessman named Sohanlal (Om Prakash), who marries off his two daughters, Rama (Babita Kapoor) and Lakshmi (Aruna Irani), to affluent families in different parts of the country. However, he faces financial difficulties and is unable to provide for his family. Things take a turn for the worse when he is falsely accused of embezzlement and sent to prison. His wife (Nirupa Roy) is left alone to struggle and raise their two younger children, Veena (Baby Pritika) and Vikram (Master Satyajit).

The film's focus is on Veena's character, played by Child artist Baby Pritika. Her innocence and love for her father are the driving forces of the story. She makes several attempts to meet her father in jail but is unsuccessful. When Veena grows up, she is sent to a boarding school, where she meets and falls in love with a young man named Ashok (Rajesh Khanna). They both share a special bond, and Ashok becomes a close friend to the entire family.

With Ashok's help, Veena faces several challenges, including helping her brother Vikram get into a good school and trying to reunite her family. The performances by the cast in Doli are impressive, with exemplary work done by Rajesh Khanna, Babita Kapoor, and Baby Pritika. Rajesh Khanna, in particular, delivers an outstanding performance as Ashok.

The music of Doli is also noteworthy, with songs like "Hansne Ki Chaah Ne Kitna Mujhe Rulaya Hai" and "Doli Mein Bithai Ke Kahaar" becoming popular hits. The film's music was composed by Ravi and the lyrics were penned by Sahir Ludhianvi.

The movie's climax is both emotional and uplifting, providing a satisfactory closure to the various threads in the storyline. Doli is a timeless classic that explores the difficulties that families face during times of financial and emotional struggles. Overall, the film is a must-watch for fans of Rajesh Khanna and classic Indian cinema.

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    2 hr 36 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (67)