Balak (1969)

Ever since his birth, Deepak has been led to believe that he has brought nothing but bad luck to everyone around him. His dad passes away on the day of his birth, shortly thereafter his mom... See full summary »

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B.K. Adarsh (as Adarsh)
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Credited cast:
Jaymala Adarsh Jaymala Adarsh ... Rekha (as Jaymala)
Manmohan Krishna ... Dayal Das
Leela Mishra ... Janki
Dhumal ... Dharamraj
Bipin Gupta Bipin Gupta ... Kedarnath
Praveen Paul Praveen Paul ... Padma
Chand Usmani Chand Usmani ... Rekha's Mother
Hiralal Hiralal ... Gangu
Mehmood Jr. ... Mehmood
Bhagwan Sinha Bhagwan Sinha ... Ustaad Chunnu Khan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abhi Bhattacharya ... Deepak's dad
Jagdeep ... Anantram 'Anant' D. Das
Jeevan ... Anokhilal
Kaveeta OBEROI Kaul ... Childhood of heroine (as Kaveeta Oberoi Kaul)
Radheshyam Radheshyam ... Class Teacher
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Ever since his birth, Deepak has been led to believe that he has brought nothing but bad luck to everyone around him. His dad passes away on the day of his birth, shortly thereafter his mom passes away in shock. When his sister, Rekha, and he are looked after by their maternal uncle, Dayal Das, their house collapses, but they find some hidden jewelry and are able to better their lives, but both siblings are ill-treated by Dayal's wife, Tara. When the time comes for Rekha to get married to Rajesh, who is Tara's nephew, and the son of miserly Anokhilal, she is asked never to speak nor visit Deepak ever again, to which she reluctantly agrees. Dayal's son, Anantram, who has fallen in bad company and in the clutches of a prostitute, Shyama alias Chandni, squanders away the wealth as well as mortgages their house, leaving an ailing Dayal, Tara, and Deepak destitute. The question remains: Is Deepak really a harbinger for bad luck for everyone around him; will he ever get a better life and be... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama

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India

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Hindi

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Mostly unseen and unheard movie.....
24 January 2017 | by SumanShakyaSee all my reviews

It's not unusual to see an overdose of coincidences and improbabilities in a '60s movie, especially when it's a family drama. Besides there will be an adequate amount of tears and laughter all measured in a right quantity. This is what exactly is in "Balak," a film viewers might be rarely heard of or seen. It tells a story of a boy who is considered ominous by his own people as his parents passed away with his birth. It tries to bring the bond between his sister and his maternal uncle, who are the only ones who care for him. For the rest of the two hours very strange sequences of coincidences and tragedy have been created which are pretty spurious. There is also a lot of preachiness, artificalness, and cardboard characters. Yes, one major attraction is Baby Sarika in the title role and some of the emotional sequences she tries to give.

Rating: 1 star out of 4


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