Khamoshi 1996 NR

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Goa based Joseph Braganza and his wife Flavy, devout Catholics, are both deaf and mute. He makes a living selling soap bars door to door. Flavy gets pregnant and gives birth to a daughter who they name Annie, who can speak and hear much to their delight. Flavy soon gives birth to a son, Sam, who can also hear and speak. A few years later, Sam accidentally passes away, making Joseph lose faith. Joseph, unable to make a living selling soap, opens a toy making factory and the family prospers. Annie grows up, takes to music and singing in a great way, meets with a young man named Raj and both fall in love. Joseph dislikes Raj, mainly because he is Hindu, is able to speak and hear, not a resident of Goa, and the fear of losing Annie forever and thus their contact with the world. When Annie gets pregnant, Joseph is enraged, he asks her to abort, when she refuses, he asks her to leave his house. What will Annie do next? Will Joseph, Flavy and Annie ever re-unite.

Starring:
Nana Patekar, Salman Khan
Runtime:
2 hours, 47 minutes

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Genres Drama, Romance, International, Musical
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Starring Nana Patekar, Salman Khan
Supporting actors Manisha Koirala, Seema Biswas, Helen, Himani Shivpuri, Raghuvir Yadav, Priya Parulekar
Studio BODVOD Networks
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)

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If ever a film deserved to be re-mastered to today's standards Khamoshi The Musical gets my vote. Putting aside the 1996 film quality and sound - I was completely absorbed. I can see very clearly why it wasn't a " blockbuster" at the box office because the theme of the movie wasn't that family-oriented nor was it filled with " entertainment." Khamoshi The Musical is thought provoking and deals with issues that Indian Cinema is NOT noted for: abortion, pre-marital sex, and physical disabilities. You should know that this film did receive critical acclaim and many awards in 1996. The two main characters are deaf- therefore you have to rely on them to convey emotion which they did so elegantly and with power. Annie the "hearing" daughter is caught between two worlds and two cultures and handled that role so beautifully. This film is 16 years old. When I look at the Salman Khan of Ek Tha Tiger, and I look at the character Raj which he played in this film, I can see the growth and amazing talent that had not yet been honed. His shoes were too big in this film - but he has since grown into them...but there was a base to begin with. There are only (4)main characters and (1) re-ocurring character. A lot to carry for a two hour+ film.

I don't cry easily, but the music and the acting brought tears to my eyes. Sometimes, it was a bit over the top( especially the hospital scene) - but it worked for the most part. Another interesting item about this film is that it's the first " kiss on the lips " that I've ever seen in Indian Cinema. It was chaste, it was appropriate and made the scene work - and yes, they were married. The director of this film took a risk - but I think he made it work.
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By solacemoon on May 26, 2013
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I am a huge Salman Khan fan therefore seeing all his movies is my goal.I thought this movie was excellent.It was romantic and emotional I felt the anger the girl felt.I understood the fear the parents had and the resentment they held onto and letting go.Family oriented movie old traditional values and despite all the turmoil still love and respect being human and making mistakes finding common ground and above all loving one another through it all.
Out of all the movies I have seen of Salman Khan his role in this movie was the most passionate and romantic.He definately knows how to act a romantic role.Take it from his fans he is a good actor and anyone who follows him as a fan knows a genuine human being in real life that he is and alot of his values come out in his acting.
A good movie worth watching I love Indian movies.
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By Jenny Walter on July 24, 2013
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Rented this movie. The qulity was good and the movie played without any problems. A great movie starring Salman Khan and definitely worth watching. It is romantic and shows a strong family unit.
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Really beautiful! See it for yourself.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lauro A. Braganza on August 30, 2012
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Bad print and the movie was not worth watching. I think Amazon should give me a refund. It stopped oftene and got stuck at very points and had to fast forward.
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