Sanjog (1985 film)
Director Kasinathuni Viswanath
Release date November 22, 1985 (India)
Running time 2h 30m
|Release date November 22, 1985 (1985-11-22)|
Songs Zu Zu Zu
Cast Jaya Prada (Yashoda), Jeetendra (Narain), Vinod Mehra (Narains brother), Aruna Irani (Sunaina), Asrani (Chandu)
Sanjog (English: Destiny) is 1985 Hindi-language, drama film produced by P. Mallikharjuna Rao on Bharati International banner, directed by K. Vishwanath. Starring Jeetendra, Jaya Prada in the lead roles and music composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Jaya Prada earned a Filmfare Nomination as Best Actress, the only nomination for the film. The film is remake of Telugu Movie Jeevana Jyothi (1975), starring Sobhan Babu, Vanisri in pivotal roles. It was also remade in Kannada as Baalina Jyothi with Dr. Vishnuvardhan and Aamani in lead roles.
Bombay-bred Narain goes to a village, where he meets and falls in love with a village belle, Yashodra. She also is attracted to him, and both get married. After their marriage, both go to live with Narain's parents, brother, and sister-in-law, Lalita, and her son, Sonu. Yashodra gets close to Sonu and starts to spend all her time with him. This raises some concerns with Lalita, which results in some acrimony. Tragically, Sonu passes away, leaving Yashodra devastated and depressed. She gets pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl, but cannot get Sonu out of her mind. Her depression gives way to insanity, as she keeps on seeing Sonu in every child, and, as a result, she is institutionalized. Narain has taken to alcohol in a big way and drowns his sorrows and frustrations day and night in a drunken stupor. As a result, his daughter is adopted by Lalita and his brother, without knowing who her real parents are. Years pass by, her daughter, Asha, has grown up and is herself a mother of a baby boy, and settled in the U.S. Asha arrives in India for a visit and the entire family assembles to visit Yashoda. They find her holding a piece of log, covered in a blanket, singing to it as if it where Sonu. It is here that Asha finds out who her real parents are, and it is here that she will be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Sanjog was a critically acclaimed movie. It opened to positive to mixed reviews. It also became a hit at the box office.
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