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Saudagar (1973)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | 26 October 1973 (India)
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A calculative man schemes to deceit a poor but young widow for his personal monetary gains.

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Sudhendu Roy

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Narendranath Mitra (story), Sudhendu Roy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Moti
Nutan ... Mahjubhi
Trilok Kapoor
Padma Khanna ... Phoolbanu
Murad
Leela Mishra ... Badi Bhi
Dev Kishan Dev Kishan
Jugnu Jugnu
V. Gopal V. Gopal
C.S. Dubey
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Storyline

Moti sells gurd in the market. He collects the raw material and takes them to an older woman, Mahjubhi, who makes exemplary gurd. Moti loves a village girl but is unable to afford to pay for the maher (dowry/marriage expenses) to her father. So he decides to marry Mahjubhi, proposes to her, which she accepts, they marry, and she moves in with him. Moti extracts a lot of work from Mahjubhi so that he can save enough money to pay for his marriage expenses. Shortly after he saves enough money, he decides to give Mahjubhi talaq (divorce), accusing her of infidelity. Shortly after that he marries the village girl, and he goes back to his business of selling gurd. With the skills of Mahjubhi taken away, will Moti survive on his own, and will his new wife be able to offer him the support and skills in order to enable him to survive in his trade. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama | Family

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

26 October 1973 (India) See more »

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Dealer See more »

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Rajshri Productions See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The tittle Saudagar has always been associated with big major Stars, like in year 1973 Nutan and Amitabh Bachchan and in year 1991 with Dilip Kumar and Raaj Kumar. See more »

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Very Realistic, true to the Indian soil, a touching drama, on a rustic back drop !
23 December 2006 | by Queen_of_pentaclesSee all my reviews

This my all time favorite movie, especially for the performances of Nutan, and Amitabh ! Nutan played all kinds of roles in her career, from playful, romantic, with Dev Ananad, Raj, but this is, perhaps an exceptional role, in her filmography, which she did with the superstar Amitabh, when he was not awarded that status ! Amitabh has lived the role of Moti, a rustic youth, making his living,by selling jaggery, after working hard to collect the extract from the palm trees ! but there is more to it, to his personality, as he has his eyes on the sexy, youthful damsel Phulbano, played by Padma khanna. Now this is not that simple as may seem, because, Phulbano's father wants a hefty sum as a token for agreeing to give her hand in marriage ! now the hero thinks of a plan, and seemingly succeeds, when he lures the poor widow of the village, not so old, but of course, no match to Bano ! she is an expert in making jaggery, and Moti exploits her talent to the fullest ! He makes enough money, on her hard, sincere work, and coolly divorces her, as it's easier in the Muslim religion, just by calling, Talaq, 3 times ! Poor, hapless woman ! she , any way, marries another mature person, with 2, 3 kids, and he takes care of her ! n Now comes the turn in the events, as we do believe, one has to pay for the wrong deeds, in this birth only ! Bano is only good looking, minus skills ! she makes burnt jaggery, Moti becomes a laughing stock, and eventually , has to catch the feet of his ex-wife, Nutan ! Though furious in the beginning, her goodness of the heart prevails, ad she does surrender, to teach Bano, how to master the art ! Similar to the realistic regional movies from Bengal, this movie was a refreshing change, both for Hindi cinema, as well as for Amitabh ! But sad , our immature audience wanted him as an angry young man, stereotype roles only, and the movie was side-tracked ! Worth watching for the great performances, and a very subtle, sensible direction !


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