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  • 1970
  • 2 hr 20 min
  • 7.2  (439)

Safar is a Bollywood film from 1970 directed by Asit Sen, starring Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, and Feroz Khan in lead roles. The movie follows the story of two strangers on a journey to Delhi, where they develop an unexpected bond. The movie opens with Avinash (Rajesh Khanna), a successful businessman, receiving the news of his father's death. He is informed that his father died alone in a hospital room. The shock of this news triggers a flood of repressed emotions in Avinash, and he embarks on a journey to Delhi to address the complex feelings that his father's death has brought up in him.

En route, Avinash meets Munish (Feroz Khan), a struggling writer who is also travelling to Delhi. Munish is fascinated by Avinash's carefree attitude towards life and is drawn to him. Soon the two men become friends, and Avinash confides in Munish about his troubled relationship with his father.

On their journey, they make a pit stop in a small town, where they meet Sharmila Tagore's character, Mrs Choudhary - a young widow with a son who is struggling to come to terms with her husband's death. Avinash is interested in Mrs Choudhary, but he is hesitant to pursue any romantic relationship as he is still grappling with the issues relating to his father. However, Munish finds himself attracted to Mrs Choudhary and begins to court her.

As they continue towards Delhi, Avinash becomes increasingly introspective, and his thoughts are dominated by his troubled relationship with his father. Through his interactions with Munish and Mrs Choudhary, he begins to find a path towards emotional healing.

The second half of the movie deals with Avinash's emotional journey as he confronts his unresolved feelings for his father. Along the way, there are several twists and turns, including a visit with Avinash's father's former business partner and a chance encounter with a young girl, who helps Avinash resolve his inner conflicts.

Safar packs a powerful emotional punch, and the melancholy tone of the film perfectly captures the protagonist's emotional journey. Rajesh Khanna delivers an outstanding performance as Avinash, a man who is grappling with grief and emotional turmoil. Sharmila Tagore's portrayal of the young widow, who is trying to come to terms with her husband's death, is equally remarkable. Feroz Khan, though somewhat subdued, provides an adequate foil to Khanna's introspective character.

The film's music, composed by Kalyanji-Anandji, is memorable with songs like "Zindagi Ka Safar" and "Journey Through Life" serving as soulful meditations on the themes explored in the film.

In conclusion, Safar is a touching and thought-provoking film that explores themes of love, loss, and redemption. It offers a unique perspective on the human condition and is an emotional journey that is likely to stay with the audience long after the credits roll.

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    2 hr 20 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (439)