The golden era of 70’s and 80’s always has and will have a special place in my heart. In this section, I will throw light on some nostalgic, beautiful movies of the golden era. The main spark of many of these being the pair casted in them. Some onscreen pairs are so wonderful, they just refuse to leave your mind, even after years. When I see those movies, I still wonder how two people can create magic onscreen with such ease and comfort. 💕
I thank these movies and its pairs to make my life joyful and for bringing a smile on my face.
Let us begin this beautiful journey, romance being the main highlight of almost all of them. I hope you all will enjoy this section as much as I did writing it.
#1 Film : Swami (1977)
About The Film
Swami, film made in 1977, starring seasoned actors like Girish Karnad, Shabana Azmi, Shashi Kala and Utpal Dutt. I had seen this move quite long back, but its every scene is still fresh in my mind.
The highlight of this film for me, is the beautiful chemistry between the lead actors. Shabana Azmi played the role of Saudamini and Girish Karnad of Ghanshyam. She is called as Mini in the whole movie. She is in love with Naren, played by another famous actor of that time, Vikram. Circumstances seperate them and she has to marry Ghanshyam, a wheat trader in a village.
As her marriage with Ghanshyam is against her wishes, she is living a life which is thrust upon her. She refuses to converse or spend time with him.
She Falls For Him
But during her stay , she notices how Ghanshyam being the elder son of the house has taken up the whole responsibility of his house on himself. He strives to see that everyone in the house is taken care of, including Mini, who maintains distance from him.
She notices how he is above the human nature traits like envy, anger, frustration, anxiety etc. His focus is on his duties and responsibilities. This nature of Ghanshyam evokes a sense of respect in Mini, which fruits into love.
Later, when she gets a chance of starting a new life with her old flame Naren, the memories of how Ghanshyam has treated her and others flash before her. She learns from Ghanshyam the virtues of forgiveness, sacrifice and respect for others. She has given up the possibility of going back to Ghanshyam back, as she has crossed the threshold of his home along with Naren, after a bitter incident.
To her surprise Ghanshyam comes to take her back from the railway platform back to their home, thereby performing his duties as a husband. She is shocked to see how forgiving a person can be and finally goes back to her home, with Ghanshyam.
The beautiful moments between these two after the marriage, especially after she develops respect for him, are worth watching. The dialogues are so deep and meaningful, I still remember all of those.
There is one of the night scenes, when she is lying down on a mattress, as she isn’t willing to be close to him. He tells her, “It seems you are carrying a heavy burden on your chest. But a burden will be relieved only after talking it out”.
Wow, what a beautiful way of making your newly wedded wife comfortable. What a beautiful display of emotions by the leads.
Swami, one of my favourite movies, is worth seeing. do watch it guys.
Will be talking about many more films from the Golden era of 70’s and 80’s.
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