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  • NR
  • 1967
  • 2 hr 18 min
  • 6.5  (54)

Taqdeer is a 1967 Indian romantic drama film, directed by A. Salaam, and starring Bharat Bhushan, Shalini, and Farida Jalal. The film follows the story of two individuals, Ratan (Bharat Bhushan) and Champa (Shalini), who fall in love with each other despite coming from different backgrounds. Ratan is an honest and hardworking young man who works as a clerk in a government office. He lives with his mother and sisters, and dreams of providing them with a better life. On the other hand, Champa is a wealthy girl who lives with her parents and is used to a luxurious lifestyle.

Their paths cross when Ratan is sent to Champa's house on official duty. Champa is instantly attracted to Ratan and starts to pursue him. Initially reluctant, Ratan eventually falls in love with Champa and they start a secret relationship. However, their differences in economic status become a major obstacle in their relationship, especially when their families find out about their love affair.

The film revolves around how Ratan and Champa navigate through their obstacles and fight for their love. Ratan's determination to provide a better life for his family and Champa's efforts to convince her parents to accept Ratan form major parts of the story.

The film also portrays the struggles faced by working-class individuals in a society where economic status dictates one's worth. It sheds light on how people from different backgrounds are often judged based on their socioeconomic status rather than their character and achievements.

Bharat Bhushan delivers a heartfelt performance as Ratan, portraying the character's struggle with sincerity and authenticity. Shalini brings life to the character of Champa, portraying her with grace and elegance. Farida Jalal also delivers a noteworthy performance as Champa's younger sister.

The film's music, composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal, is noteworthy, with songs like "Tumhari Nazar Kyon Khafa Ho Gayi" and "Mujhe Gale Se Laga Lo" becoming popular among audiences.

One of the film's major strengths is its portrayal of the emotional bond between Ratan and his family, particularly his relationship with his mother. The film showcases the sacrifices made by families for each other and highlights the importance of familial love and care.

Overall, Taqdeer is a timeless classic that depicts the power of love and the strength of the human spirit. It is a must-watch for fans of classic Indian cinema and those who appreciate heartfelt storytelling.

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    2 hr 18 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (54)