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A film-maker who is having an extra-marital affair with an actress decides to leave his wife. Arth is the story of this women's search for her identity.

Director:

Mahesh Bhatt

Writers:

Mahesh Bhatt (screenplay), Sujit Sen (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shabana Azmi ... Pooja
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Inder Malhotra
Smita Patil ... Kavita Sanyal
Raj Kiran ... Raj
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gulshan Grover ... Gulshan
Rohini Hattangadi ... Pooja's Maid
Siddharth Kak Siddharth Kak ... Anil
Mazhar Khan ... Harish
Dina Pathak ... Kavita's Mother
Purnima Purnima ... Hostel Principal
Shammi ... Mrs. Bhalla
Om Shivpuri ... Dr. Puri
Gita Siddharth ... Aparna
Dalip Tahil ... Dalip
Chand Usmani Chand Usmani ... School Adminstrator
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Storyline

A film-maker who is having an extra-marital affair with an actress decides to leave his wife. Arth is the story of this women's search for her identity.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

3 December 1982 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Meaning See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Anu Arts See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Before ' Arth ' Mahesh Bhatt's first major home production, produced by Mukesh Bhatt. .Ab Meri Baari .was shelved. It had major stars like Dev Anand, Rishi Kapoor, Rekha (replaced Parveen Babi ) Tina Munium. Mahesh Bhatt and Parveen Babi never worked together. Also Mabesh Bhatt was to direct a film for Navketan to be produced by Suniel Anand. The film had Dev Anand, Hema Malini and Rakhee and the film was tittled Hum Teeno. But then Hum Teeno was shelved as Suniel Anand decided to be an actor. See more »

Connections

References Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahe Ho...
Sung by Jagjit Singh
Composed by Jagjit Singh
Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
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Worth the time, Great Music
23 August 2002 | by darbarSee all my reviews

I saw this movie recently (2002) and was amazed that a simple theme was handled pretty well. Shabna Azmi's acting is good as usual. The editing is pretty poor and the movie moves pretty slowly. The best part of the movie are the three songs and the music by Jagjit Singh. I was hooked to these songs from the very first time I heard them couple of years ago.

I would give this movie a 7/10 on an absolute scale.


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