Lal Patthar

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  • 1971
  • 6.0  (159)

Lal Patthar is a dramatic movie that released in 1971 in India. The movie stars Raaj Kumar, Hema Malini, Rakhee Gulzar, Balraj Sahni, and Vinod Mehra in the lead roles. The movie was directed by Sushil Majumdar, while Harindranath Chattopadhyay and Shyamal Gupta provided the screenplay. The movie is set in the mid-19th century, in the fictional kingdom of Ranimaa's palace. Ranimaa is a rich woman who owns many minefields in the area. However, she is a lonely woman who is haunted by her past. She has a peculiar interest in preserving the artifacts of history, and she hires a sculptor Mohan (played by Raaj Kumar) to make a statue of her dead husband.

Mohan, who is an alcoholic and somewhat of a womanizer, moves into the palace with his mistress Meena (played by Hema Malini). He soon develops an attraction for Ranimaa's companion, Jameela (played by Rakhee Gulzar). However, he finds out that Jameela has a tragic past and is dealing with mental health issues.

As Mohan begins to work on the statue, he and Ranimaa develop a strange relationship. She shares her grief with him, and Mohan becomes her confidante. He also starts to see the palace as his home and begins to value his work. He becomes a changed man and starts to find meaning in his art.

The plot of the movie thickens as Ranimaa's cousin, Dharamdas (played by Balraj Sahni), starts to plot against her. He wants to take control of the minefields and starts to manipulate Ranimaa. He hires a group of people to assassinate Mohan and threatens to kill Jameela as well.

The movie is a beautiful piece of art that explores the depths of human emotions. It showcases the journey of Mohan, who starts off as a broken man but finds redemption through his work. The movie also highlights the themes of loneliness, grief, and betrayal. It presents the idea that people often find solace and meaning in art, and how it can change lives.

The acting in the movie is commendable. Raaj Kumar has given a brilliant performance as Mohan. He portrays the character's transformation beautifully, from a drunkard to a responsible artist. Hema Malini has also done justice to her role as Mohan's mistress Meena. Rakhee Gulzar is convincing as the mentally unstable Jameela.

Balraj Sahni is remarkable in his portrayal of Dharamdas. He brings out the character's greed, desperation, and ruthlessness with great intensity. The supporting cast has also done an excellent job, making the movie a cinematic experience to remember.

The movie's cinematography is stunning, with beautiful shots of the palace and the surrounding areas. The art direction is splendid, and the period details are accurate. The movie's background music is haunting and adds an eerie touch to the movie's overall feel.

Overall, Lal Patthar is a masterpiece that deserves recognition. It is a movie that explores human emotions and portrays the power of art. It is a story that will stay with you long after you have watched it.

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