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Hari-Bhari (2000)

| Drama, Family
Ghazala (Shabana Azmi) has been married to Munirmiya (Srivallabh Vyas) for several years, and has given birth to a daughter, Salma (Rajeshwari Sachdev) Munir is unhappy that Ghazala has ... See full summary »


Shyam Benegal


Priya Chandrasekar (screenplay), Shama Zaidi (dialogue) | 1 more credit »

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Credited cast:
Shabana Azmi ... Ghazala
Rajit Kapoor ... Khurshid
Rajeshwari Sachdev ... Salma
Surekha Sikri ... Hasina
Nandita Das ... Afsana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seema Bhargava ... Rampyari
Meghna Kothari Meghna Kothari ... Young Hasina
Aalambayan Siddharth Aalambayan Siddharth ... Irffan
Lalit Tiwari Lalit Tiwari ... Khaleej
Alka Trivedi Alka Trivedi ... Najma
Shri Vallabh Vyas ... Munirmiya


Ghazala (Shabana Azmi) has been married to Munirmiya (Srivallabh Vyas) for several years, and has given birth to a daughter, Salma (Rajeshwari Sachdev) Munir is unhappy that Ghazala has been unable to bear him any sons, and is forced to face his abuse, and then is subsequently thrown out of the house, in order to make way for him to marry again; Hasina (Surekha Sigri-Rege) is Ghazala's mom, married at a very young age, to an older man, faces the risk of cancer of the uterus; Educated, Arrogant and god-fearing Afsana (Nandita Das) has three children, and is upset with her spouse, Khurshid (Rajit Kapur), Hasina's son, for undergoing a vasectomy, and leaves him; Najma (Alka Trivedi) is an uneducated housewife, having given birth to seven children, five of whom have died so far due to malnutrition, and is the wife of Khaleej, Hasina's older son; Salma is the daughter of Ghazala, who is expected to marry at an early age, to a much older man, as there is no point in her undergoing further ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A heroic saga of five women


Drama | Family







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Color (Eastmancolor)
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A perfectly made movie
9 November 2004 | by sat_patSee all my reviews

The best thing about the movie is the way it involves you with the story. You don't feel like watching a movie, it is like you are experiencing it as a by stander or a nieghbour. The story telling is so seamless and realistic that you don't even doubt the authenticity even for a second. The greatness of Shyam Benegal is bulging out of every frame of the movie. He shows how can you take a very common social issue and make it into an unforgettable movie. How can you take a story which seems ordinary if verbally narrated and make it into a movie with incredible depth.

All the casts are outstanding in their performance. My concluding comments are "Another master piece from the THE MASTER".

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