Five Light Hearted Movies of our Parents’ Era You can Watch Instead of Today’s “New Age Cinema”. (Part II)

Continued from Part I, here are two more beautiful and light hearted movies you can watch instead of today’s “New age cinema”, that is giving us thrash movies full of violence, sex and abuses which you can’t watch with family and elders.

Koshish (1972)

Koshish is a beautiful story about two individuals who are deaf and mute, they fall in love and get married but life is not easy for them and the movie tells the story of the couple who demands nothing more than just acceptance and dignity of life by the society.

Koshish was a 1972 movie directed by Gulzar and featured Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri as a deaf and mute couple. It touched the sensitive issue about how society treats people who are different from them and how the couple struggles to live with dignity and respect. Both the actors did their job brilliantly and Sanjeev Kumar won his second national award for the movie. The movie subtly tells the audience that someone’s disability should be treated as just another aspect of their life, and he/she should not be ignored, but not pitied, or ridiculed in any way. Just give them the dignity to live and they don’t need anything more than that.

Masoom (1983)

Masoom was the directorial debut of ShekharKapoor and it was based on the book Man, Woman and Child by Erich Segal but only the premise is same and the movie was made according to sensibilities of Indians.

Masoom is a movie that tells us many times good people make some bad choices which affects the lives of many people. No one is all black in this movie but situations create problems in their lives. Naseeruddin  Shah plays the role of DK the head of the family and Indu (ShabanaAzmi) is his loving wife. They had two lovely daughters and they were leading a normal happy life but there world turns upside down when it’s revealed that DK had a son named Rahul from another woman with whom in a moment of weakness, DK got physically close some ten years ago. Now the woman dead and the young boy who is around ten years old had no one to go for and DK is left with no choice but to bring his son home. It creates a conflict between DK and Indu where Indu even contemplated divorce. Masoom is a subtle, sensitive film that was carefully crafted and tenderly implemented. The rest of the movie is about how Rahul gets accepted in the family.  The movie had some great songs penned by Gulzar with music by R.D Burman.

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