Satyam Shivam Sundaram

1978

Drama / Romance

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as Ranjeev
as Rupa
as Pandit Shyam Sunder (as Kanhaiyalal)
as Bansi (Rupa's uncle)
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02 hr 52 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Pratik Jasani 10 / 10

A Meaningful One To Watch

When I first saw this movie in 1978, I did it because it had two of my favourite actors in it - Shashi Kapoor and Zeenat Aman and at the time I enjoyed it, But watching it after a very long time, I realised why I had enjoyed it.

A village priest's wife dies in child birth - the child being a daughter who is named Roopa. As the baby grows up, she is ignored and called names by everyone in the village except her uncle Bansi. One day a there's a celebration that takes place in the temple for a rich man's son and Roopa is forced to sing when her father is unable to do so. People get mesmerised by her voice and her father trains her to sing. But disaster strikes when she asks him why she is not able to celebrate her birthday like everyone else and in response, Bansi promises to do just that and when cooking oil spills on Roopa's face and she is disfigured.

The movie stars: Shashi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Kanhaiyalal, A.K. Hangal, David Abraham, Leela Chitnis and a very young Padmini Kohlapure and is directed, edited and produced by Raj Kapoor. The songs by Lata Mangeshkar are worth listening to but the most memorable one is by the late Mukesh: "Chanchal Sheetal, Nirmal, Komal." Every R.K. movie that I have watched has had a story and a meaning involved and Satyam Shivam Sunderam was no exception. It depicts the saying "beauty is in the eyes of the holder" but in reality it is what we see from the outside. What one needs to see is the inner beauty. Zeenat plays the role of "Roopa" whose face from one side looks beautiful but when the other side is shown is ugly as she is disfigured but yet has a beautiful voice. She has acted this role superbly as has Shashi Kapoor the role of a man who loves beauty but hates ugliness and disfigurement. This movie also goes on to portray the meaning of "Satyam" - truth, "Shivam" - god and "Sunderam" - beauty and hence the title: "Satyam Shivam Sunderam." When this movie was first released there was a lot of discussion and many said that too much body parts were revealed by Zeenat Aman and some even said that more censorship was needed and more so with the kissing on the lips scene. Also the song "Chanchal, Sheetal, Nirmal, Komal" was the last song that the late Mukesh was to sing for a movie for he passed away soon afterwards in the USA during a tour with Lata Mangeshkar.

Conclusion: Worth while to watch, listen and try and understand the message that Raj Kapoor has tried to pass to the audience.

Reviewed by ufaiq666 9 / 10

A must see flick

This movie has lot of best things to offer such as a gripping story, some powerful dialogues by Jainder Jain, excellent music by Laxmikant Pyarelal, nightingale voice of Lata Mangeshkar, well-written songs by Anand Bakshi, VithalBhai Patel and Pandit Narendra Sharma, good cinematography, nice direction and best editing by Raj Kapoor. I would rate this movie as 9/10.

This movie won 2 Filmfare Awards in categories of BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR TO LAXMIKANT PYARELAL and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER TO RADHU KARMARKAR.

I would not say much about the story as one must watch it to enjoy. The film has no technical flaws. Songs are not just added instead they move the story.

Reviewed by paddynair-1 9 / 10

Stayam Shivam Sundaram

This movie was at the cutting edge of Indian cinema.It dealt with a theme which is probably all to common in India's villages and semi-urban areas.Butwhat it brings out is that the same man is attracted greatly to a woman and repelled by her just because of one body disfigurement.

The story pulls at the heartstrings and really brings across the travail of any young woman,should she be disfigured.Zeenat Aman really shinesin this story.The glamour girl of the 70's dons the garb of a disfigured girl and performs with absolute panache.This ,added on to Don really did make 1978 Zeenat's year.Shashi Kapoor is good but not exceptional The depiction of the flood and how human beings are prepared to run roughshod over one another when danger looms is enlightening.

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