Bazaar is a film that did moderately well in the Bollywood. It is one of the most popular Hindi Films which was released in the year 1982. Bazaar is one of those films which are considered as great achievements in the history of the Indian cinema.
The film was directed by Sagar Sarhadi and is produced by Vijay Talwar. There are many popular stars who acted in this film. The cast of the film includes many famous stars like Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Farooq Shaikh and Supriya Pathak. The music of the film was given by the Khyyam, the great. While Ishan Arya was the cinematographer, S. Chakravarty was the editor of the film.
It is a family drama that deals with many basic issues. The story is based on Najma and Salim who love each other. Both of them believe highly in Platonic concept of love. But there is a twist in the story as Salim is a deep thinker. Salim believes that women like Najma should be economically independent.
Sarju and Shabnam are shown as other couple in the story. They are in love and wish to marry one another. But Shabnam`s father fixes her marriage with a man who is much older than his daughter. The man is rich and is happy to see Shabnam as his wife. A grand engagement ceremony is arranged. But all the celebrations come to an end when both Sarju and Shabnam try to convince Shabnam`s father and the man to whom she would be married to.
Supriya Pathak bagged the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award of that year for her brilliant performance in the film. After its release,, it was one of the most talked about films of its time. While the Farooq Shaikh plays the character of Sarju, Naseeruddin Shah is Salim. Smita Patil plays the character of Najma while Supriya Pathak is Shabman in the film. Other characters who acted in the film are Javed Khan, Shaukat Azmi, Bharat Kapoor, Malika and Yunus Parvez.
It is one of the films shows the plight of the girls when they were forcibly married to affluent Indians by their needy parents. Bazzar as the name depicts signifies this entire process where women are considered as a commodity. Bazaar upholds the picture of the social system that still clings to its old ideas and believes. The movie had some beautiful songs which are still regarded as evergreen classics.
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