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Jurmana (1979)

  • Release Date1979
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time139 min
  • Length3993.47 meters
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number89491
  • Certificate Date01/05/1979
  • Shooting LocationMohan Studios, K Asif Studios, Gwalior Palace (Poona)

Indra Saxena (Amitabh Bachchan) was under the impression that his heart is in a secret pocket of his wallet: But when he comes into contact with Rama Sharma (Rakhee Gulzar) in a sleeping U.P. township he discovers that his heart was always at the right place.

Rama Sharma was a brilliant poetess but people around her were worshiping the grammar and the purity of the language. Therefore when Indra came to her with his smooth tongue she rejected the pooja of Prakash (Vinod Mehra), her childhood friend, for the earthly love of the other man.

Rama, as a young woman, wanted to be loved and not worshipped. And Indra Saxena was almost a professional in love: Prakash was no match to his efficiency in the expression of love….but ultimately he becomes a victim to his own efficiency. He discovers that he was not acting to hook Rama. He was genuinely in love with her.

Rama’s father Prof Sharma (Dr Shreeram Lagoo) is a man from the past era. He lives by his old convictions and his traditional concept of the purity of human relationship.

A major emotional, ethical and social conflict is bound to develop as a result of the coming together of such conflicting characters.

“JURMANA” is a story of such a conflict…..but in the end everyone has to pay the social, ethical and emotional fine……The Jurmana.


[From the official press booklet]



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