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  • NR
  • 1971
  • 2 hr 18 min
  • 5.5  (24)

Patanga is a 1971 Bollywood movie directed by K.A. Abbas and starring Shashi Kapoor, Vimi, and Ajit Khan in lead roles. The film is a romantic drama with light-hearted comedy and musical elements. The movie revolves around the character of Neena (Vimi), a young woman who has recently moved to Mumbai and lives with her aunt and uncle. Neena dreams of becoming a successful singer, but her uncle is against her aspirations and wants her to get married and settle down. She meets Ravi (Shashi Kapoor), a struggling writer who is also pursuing his dream of making it big in the entertainment industry.

Ravi is immediately smitten by Neena's beauty and her talent as a singer. He helps her get a break in the entertainment industry, and they both start working together on various projects. As they spend more time together, they start developing feelings for each other. However, Neena's uncle is against their relationship, and Ravi's friend and fellow writer, Jayant (Ajit Khan), is also in love with Neena.

As the story progresses, Ravi and Neena's relationship faces several challenges. Neena's uncle tries to force her into marrying someone else, and Jayant is always trying to create misunderstandings between Ravi and Neena. However, Ravi and Neena's love for each other remains strong, and they continue to fight for their relationship.

The film features several songs composed by Shankar Jaikishan and written by Hasrat Jaipuri. The music is an integral part of the movie and adds to its overall charm. The most notable songs from the movie include "Mere Samne Wali Khidki Mein" and "Gun Guna Rahe Hai Bhanware."

The performances of the lead actors are excellent, with Shashi Kapoor and Vimi sharing great on-screen chemistry. Shashi Kapoor's charming portrayal of Ravi and Vimi's innocence as Neena make the audience root for them throughout the movie. Ajit Khan's performance as Jayant also adds to the movie's entertainment value.

Overall, Patanga is an enjoyable movie with a simple plot and great music. It is a perfect representation of the romantic dramas that were popular in Bollywood during the 1970s. The movie is perfect for anyone who wants to experience the old-world charm of Hindi cinema.

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    5.5  (24)