Monday, October 5, 2015

Eeshwar 1989

Eeshwar is an Indian film directed by K. Vishwanath and Rajesh Malik and released in 1989. The movie stars Anil Kapoor, Vijayshanti, Saeed Jaffrey and Sadashiv Amrapurkar. The film is a remake of the Telugu film Swathi Muthyam which starred Kamal Haasan and Raadhika.

Ishwar is a simple-minded and honest young man, devout and religious, he cares for everybody he comes in contact with. But alas nobody really likes him and think him as mentally retarded. Living an unconventional life, he takes pity on a widow named Lalita, with a young son, and marries her, much to the shock of the community. Ishwar now has a monumental task, to look after his new bride, and ensure his step-son gets the required education and skills to fend for himself. Will the community let Ishwar succeed?

Directed by K. Vishwanath Rajesh Malik
Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Release dates    24 February 1989
Language          Hindi

Anil Kapoor as Ishwar a.k.a. Ishwarchand Vishnuchand Brahmanand Verma
Vijayshanti as Lalita
Shammi as Ishwar's grandmother
Saeed Jaffrey as Masterji (Guest Appearance)
Asha Sachdev as the village washerwoman
Sadashiv Amrapurkar as Ishwar's scheming relative
Vinod Mehra as Lalita's brother
Bharti Achrekar as Lalita's sister-in-law
Sukanya Kulkarni
Vikram Gokhale as Lalita's father-in-law (father of her first husband)
Gulshan Grover as Neighbour of Eeshwar in negative role
Rasik Dave as son of eeshwar


There are very few movies which inspire oneself. Eeshwar is one of them. Anil Kapoor has given one of his career best performances. You can see how an actor grows to the fullest maturity by seeing the performance of Mr. Kapoor in this movie. The character Eeshwar is played by Anil Kapoor. The story is of a person who has grown of age but has not grown as of his intellectuality. Eeshwar has his own family and he narrates his story in the movie. 

It is not that everyday you get to see such kinds of movies. Eeshwar is a perfect example of classic. His wife is a widow. Eeshwar re-marries her. She plays an important role in carving the lifestyle of Eeshwar. It is a tragic film very well casted and framed. It is a must watch for everyone.

One of the many 'career' defining roles from Anil Kapoor and one of the best in hindi cinema in general... The movie was supposed to be directed by Raj Kapoor to start with, but the moment never came as the Raj Kapoorji passed away... But the great K Viswanath(the one who directed the original Swathi Muthayam) took over and recreated the magic and delivered a classic! The character of EEshwar was right out of Raj Kapoor's books and as originally perceived by him.Those who have seen the movie would notice the way K Viswanath pays his tribute to Raj Kapoor at the start of the movie just as the R K Films have it. Anil Kapoor once again reminds of Raj Kapoor in this character portrayal, just as he did it with Woh Saat Din...At the same time, the displayed the part of a mentally challenged person as good as anybody has done it before and something which was associated with Sanjeev Kumar(Khilona). The movie is full of classic moments, the best one being the climax where the "tulsi" is what Anil wants to take with him! Great performance by Vijayashanti and she deserves an applause too. good support by Saeed Jaffrey, Gulshan Grover and others.

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