Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)
If early 90s was influenced by Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak romance Euphoria, then early 80s was heavily dominated by Ek Duuje Ke Liye, introducing south indian stars like Kamal Hasan, Rati Aghnihotri. The movie influenced the society so much that ever loving couple who thinks there love wont materialise begin committing suicide. Listed in All time Top 10 Romantic Movies.
Cast: Kamal Hassan, Rati Agnihotri, Madhavi
The movie was a remake of Balachander’s hit Telugu movie Maro Charitra. The film was a huge success, and generated the highest revenue for 1981. It is nice story with a non-mundane ending, which is usually typical of “Bollywood” nonsense…
The movie is about the love between a Tamil man, Vasu (Kamal Haasan) and a Gujarati woman, Sapna (Rati Agnihotri), who are neighbours. They come from totally different backgrounds, and can hardly speak each other’s language. Their parents despise each other and there are regular skirmishes for various reasons. When Vasu and Sapna admit their love there is chaos in their homes and their parents totally reject the idea.
As a ploy to separate the lovers, their parents impose a condition that Vasu and Sapna should stay away from each other for a year, and after such a period if they still want to get together they can get married. Also, during the period there should be no contact between them whatsoever. Vasu and Sapna agree to the condition and decide to separate.
Vasu moves to Hyderabad, and they both initially suffer a lot being unable to tolerate the separation. Vasu then meets Sandhya (Madhavi), a widow who teaches him Hindi. In the meanwhile Chakram (Rakesh Bedi) comes to Goa and proposes to Sapna, which she rejects. But, Vasu mis-understands that Sapna has agreed to marry Chakram, and decides to marry Sandhya. Sandhya comes to know of Vasu’s real love and clears the mis-understanding between them.
Vasu then returns to Goa and impresses Sapna’s parents with his Hindi skills. When Vasu goes to meet Sapna he is attacked by an assassin hired by Sandhya’s brother (Raza Murad). Meanwhile, Sapna gets raped at a temple and left to die. The movie ends tragically when they both commit suicide by jumping off a cliff.