2 user 1 critic

Marhi Da Deeva (1989)

Not Rated | | Drama
Dalit Jagseer Singh's troubles do not seem to end in this poignant portrayal of life in a small village of Punjab in newly independent India.


Surinder Singh


Gurdial Singh


Learn more

More Like This 

Waaris (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Multi-millionaire widower Kishan Singh prepare a will which states that his ancestral property is equally divided among his two sons, Gajjan and Dulla while the son of Gajjan, Shravan shall... See full summary »

Director: Ravindra Peepat
Stars: Smita Patil, Amrita Singh, Raj Babbar
Khandhar (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Subhash is a photographer from the city, who has come to take pictures of some old temples and ruins in a village. Ruins fascinate him. While in the village, he gets acquainted with a young... See full summary »

Director: Mrinal Sen
Stars: Shabana Azmi, Annu Kapoor, Pankaj Kapur
Rui Ka Bojh (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Kishan Shah is a self-respecting, wise old man who has divided his property amongst his family and now lives with his youngest son, Ram Sharan. However he is not able to get along with him and his family for too long.

Director: Subhash Agrawal
Stars: Pankaj Kapur, Reema Lagoo, Raghuvir Yadav
Satya (1998)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An innocent man is embroiled in underworld after being falsely charged and sets out to punish the perpetrators who subjected his life to misery.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: J.D. Chakravarthi, Urmila Matondkar, Paresh Rawal
Maqbool (2003)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The intrigue of the Shakespearean tragedy 'Macbeth' is transposed to the Mumbai underworld.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapur
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Dibyanath Chatterji, his bank-employed wife, Sujata, and only child, a son, Brati, live a middle-class existence in Calcutta, West Bengal, India, circa early 1970s. Sujata is a quiet, ... See full summary »

Director: Govind Nihalani
Stars: Jaya Bhaduri, Anupam Kher, Seema Biswas
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

After years of painstaking research at the cost of his domestic pleasure, Dr. Dipankar Roy discovers a vaccine for leprosy. The news is flashed over television and overnight, an ... See full summary »

Director: Tapan Sinha
Stars: Shabana Azmi, Pankaj Kapur, Irrfan Khan
Jalwa (1987)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Kapil's (Naseeruddin Shah) younger brother, Buntu, dies as a result of a drug overdose. Kapil vows to put an end to drugs and drug-dealers, by joining the police. He soon attains the title ... See full summary »

Director: Pankaj Parashar
Stars: Tom Alter, Amitabh Bachchan, Cyrus Broacha
Kamla Ki Maut (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sudhakar Patel meets with young Anju and both fall in love with each other. Hoping to get married soon, both get intimate, resulting in a pregnancy. Both do not have the means to look after... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee
Stars: Dimple Arora, Radha Asrani, Mrinal Deo
Rabb Da Radio (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A couple from vastly different economic backgrounds struggle to keep their budding romance alive amidst escalating family pressure.

Directors: Harry Bhatti, Taranvir Singh Jagpal
Stars: Tarsem Jassar, Simi Chahal, Mandy Takhar
Gandhi (1982)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough
Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Rohini Hattangadi


Cast overview, first billed only:
Raj Babbar ... Jagsaa / Jagseer Singh
Deepti Naval ... Bhaani / Bhaan Kaur
Parikshat Sahni ... Dharam Singh
Pankaj Kapur ... Raunki
Kanwaljit Singh ... Bhantaa Singh (as Kanwaljeet)
Asha Sharma ... Nandi (Jagsa's mother)
Gopi Bhalla Gopi Bhalla ... Nikka Singh
Harbhajan Jabbal Harbhajan Jabbal ... Thola (Jagsa's father)
Gurcharan Baggan Gurcharan Baggan ... Santo (Raunki's wife)
Manju Maini Manju Maini ... Kartaaro (Nikka's mother)
Rana Anup Kamal Rana Anup Kamal ... Jeyona
Renu Dhariwal Renu Dhariwal ... Dhanno
Prabhsharan Kaur Sidhu Prabhsharan Kaur Sidhu ... Panjaabo
Karamjeet Kaur Karamjeet Kaur ... Ratni
Pran Sabharwal Pran Sabharwal ... Vaid


Jasbir, the son of the sharecropper, Thola, is treated as a brother by the landlord Dharam Singh. The landlord's son, however, does not continue this family tradition. As Jasbir's mother belongs to a nomed caste, the hero's love for the bride of the impotent barber Nika is fraught with problems. Symbolically, the building of Jasbir's father's tomb and then of his own tomb hastens jasbir's physical deterioration and death.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Not Rated





Punjabi | Hindi

Also Known As:

Deep See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Excellent Punjabi Language Film
13 July 2015 | by kool-kamalSee all my reviews

It can be considered as one of best films the Punjabi Cinema ever produced. It is a critically acclaimed and well-received film based on a novel of the same name " Marhi Da Deeva' (Light of a Tomb) by veteran novelist Mr. Gurdial Singh. You can easily imagine the quality of the film that it won the National Award for Best Feature Film in Punjabi in 1989. The film's director Surinder Singh did 100% justice to the classic work. The film revolves around the centric character Jagsir (Jagsa) played extremely well by actor Raj Babbar, who belongs to lower cast and totally helpless by the out-dated customs of Indian Rural Society where lower cast people are not treated as normal human being. All the actors Raj Babbar, Deepti Naval, Pankaj Kapur, Prikshat Sahni, Kanwaljeet, Harbhajan Jabbal did their roles brilliantly. I strongly suggest this film to sincere viewers who admire serious & quality work.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed