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Based on legendary Bengali author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Mejdidi, the movie stars Meena Kumari and Lalita Pawar in a progressive take on adoption.
Rajesh Khanna, who delivered 17 hits in a row & had a fan following which included women who married his photos, was akin to a deity. Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Bawarchi made him more relatable.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Gol Maal is a crazy romp that turns the classic trope of twin-themed movies on its head, and features a delightful cameo by Amitabh Bachchan.
Even as action & masala took over the '70s, Basu Chatterjee gave us extraordinary films about ordinary people with ordinary lives.
Music is in every frame of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's film, and the soundtrack is the kind that stays in one's head for a long time.
Director Hrishikesh Mukherjee is better known for his family-friendly comedies, but in Abhimaan, he dealt with feminism & a love story with many shades of grey.
Mukherjee directed 42 films, headed Central Board of Film Certification and received the Padma Vibhushan in 2001 for his contributions to Indian cinema.
Even five decades later, Satyakam is a reminder that moral beliefs, practised and not just spoken, come at incredible personal costs.