Swami (1977 film)
Swami is a 1977 Hindi Indian romance drama film directed by Basu Chatterjee and produced by Jaya Chakravarty. The film stars Shabana Azmi, Vikram, Girish Karnad and Utpal Dutt. Hema Malini and Dharmendra made guest appearances together in the film. The film's music is by Rajesh Roshan. The film was shot in location in Dahisar and the Dahisar River Banks. The movie is based on the 1949 Bengali movie Swami.
|Directed by||Basu Chatterjee|
|Produced by||Jaya Charavarty|
|Written by||Manu Bhandari dialogue|
Basu Chatterjee writer
Sharat Chandra Chatterji (book)
|Music by||Rajesh Roshan|
Ameet Khanna (lyrics)
|Cinematography||K. K. Mahajan|
"Saudamini" (Shabana Azmi) is a bright village girl with academic ambitions and an appetite for literature and philosophy. Her intellectual uncle (Utpal Dutt) indulges her brainy bent, encouraging her studies and running interference between Mini and her mother (Sudha Shivpuri), a pious widow whose only concern is to see Mini married, and quickly. Mini has a nascent love affair with her neighbor Narendra (Vikram), the zamindar's son, a student in Calcutta who on his frequent visits brings her Victorian literature, listens raptly to her discourse, and is bold enough to kiss her opportunistically when they are caught together in a rainstorm. Circumstances conspire against Mini and Narendra, though, and soon Mini finds herself married against her wishes to a wheat trader "Ghanshyam" (Girish Karnad) from a neighboring village. Plunged into despair, Mini struggles to become accustomed to life in her unwanted marriage and her new home, where Ganshyam's stepmother seems to favor Mini's sisters-in-law and where her new husband treats her with a patience that she finds perplexing.
- Shabana Azmi as Saudamini ''Mini''
- Girish Karnad as Ghanshyam
- Utpal Dutt as Mini's uncle
- Vikram as Narendra ''Naren''
- Sudha Shivpuri as Mini's mother
- Shashikala as Ghanshyam's step-mother
- Preeti Ganguly as Charu Devi
- Hema Malini as Nautanki dancer (special appearance)
- Dharmendra as Nautaki dancer (special appearance)
The music is by veteran music director, Rajesh Roshan, and he received a Filmfare nomination for composing some memorable numbers, one sung by vocalist Yesudas, "Kaa Karoon Sajni" and Lata Mangeshkar's, "Pal Bhar Mein Yeh Kya Ho Gaya".
|1||"Ka Karoon Sajni Aaye Na Baalam"||Yesudas|
|2||"Pal Bhar Mein Yeh Kya Ho Gaya"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|3||"Yaadon Mein Woh"||Kishore Kumar|
|4||"Aaj Ki Raat Kuchh Hogi Aisi Baat"||Asha Bhosle, Yesudas|
Awards and nominationsEdit
- 1978: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Shabana Azmi
- 1978: Filmfare Best Director Award for Basu Chatterjee
- 1978: Filmfare Best Story Award for Sharat Chandra Chatterji
- The Hindu, Friday Review (31 July 2014). "Swami (1977)". Vijay Lokpally. Archived from the original on 14 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
- The Hindu, Movies (10 June 2019). "Girish Karnad — actor with a conscience". Namrata Joshi. Archived from the original on 10 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
- Fimfare Awards and Nominations