Prem Vivah

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  • 1979
  • 5.9  (32)

Prem Vivah is a heartwarming Bollywood film from 1979 directed by Basu Chatterjee that explores the universal themes of love, loyalty, and family. The story centers around a young woman named Laxmi (Asha Parekh) who is unable to conceive a child, much to the disappointment of her husband, Shankar (Harish Bhimani). Shankar's mother desperately wants a grandchild and pressures Shankar to take a second wife. However, Laxmi refuses to accept this and puts her foot down, which results in a rift between the couple.

As the tension between Laxmi and Shankar grows, Laxmi crosses paths with a charming and kind-hearted man named Ramesh (Mithun Chakraborty) who works as a carpenter in her village. Ramesh is immediately smitten with Laxmi, and in time, she begins to develop feelings for him as well. Their relationship is tested when Shankar's mother finds out about their affair, and she does not shy away from interfering.

Along the way, the audience is introduced to a cast of colorful characters that bring humor and depth to the story. There's the village gossip who can't help but insert herself into everyone's business, the wise old man who gives sage advice, and Ramesh's loving mother who is supportive of her son's decision to follow his heart.

One of the highlights of the film is the performances by the cast. Asha Parekh delivers a powerful portrayal of a woman who is determined to hold onto her dignity and protect her marriage. Meanwhile, Mithun Chakraborty showcases his versatility as an actor, going from a lighthearted and charming carpenter to a man who is willing to fight for his love.

The film's soundtrack is another standout feature, featuring classic Bollywood tracks such as "Aaja Re O Mere" and "Tum Bin Jeevan Kaisa Jeevan". The music adds another layer of emotion to the love story and will have viewers tapping their toes and humming along.

Prem Vivah is a touching and engaging film that will leave audiences with a smile on their face. Its messages about love, compromise, and family are still relevant today, making it a timeless classic.

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