Masoom (1983 film)
|Directed by||Shekhar Kapur|
|Produced by||Chanda Dutt
|Based on||Man, Woman and Child
by Erich Segal
|Music by||R D Burman|
|Edited by||Aruna Raje
|Distributed by||Bombino Video Pvt. Ltd.|
|Running time||165 minutes|
Masoom (Hindi: मासूम, meaning "The Innocent") is a 1983 Indian drama film and directorial debut of critically acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. An adaptation of Man, Woman and Child, 1980 novel by Erich Segal. the film is a coming-of-age story starring Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi in lead roles along with Tanuja, Supriya Pathak and Saeed Jaffrey. It features Jugal Hansraj, Aradhana and Urmila Matondkar as child actors. The screenplay, dialogues and lyrics are written by Gulzar and the music is contributed by R.D. Burman.
Indu (Shabana Azmi) and DK (Naseeruddin Shah) have a happy marriage and two daughters — Pinky and Minni, and live in Delhi. The tranquility of their life is shattered when DK receives word that he has a son from a short-term affair with Bhavana (played by Supriya Pathak) during his visit to Nainital when his wife Indu was about to give birth to their first child Pinky. Bhavana did not tell DK about this since she did not want to disturb his life. Now that she is dead, her guardian Masterji sends word to DK in Delhi saying that the boy, Rahul (played by Jugal Hansraj), who is eight years old, needs a home. Despite the objections of Indu, who is devastated to learn of her husband's infidelity, the boy comes to stay with them in Delhi for some time. Rahul is never told that DK is his father. Rahul bonds with DK and his daughters. But Indu can't bear to look at him, who is a tangible reminder of DK's betrayal.
DK, worried by the effect that Rahul is having on his family, decides to put him in a boarding school in St. Joseph's College, Nainital; Rahul accepts with reluctance. After gaining admission at the school and returning to Delhi before his permanent move to Nainital, Rahul figures out that DK is his father and runs away from home. After he is escorted home by a police officer, Rahul confesses his awareness of the identity of his father to Indu. Indu is unable to bear the heartbreak of the young child and intercepts Rahul before he is put onto the train to Nainital, thereby accepting him into the family and wholeheartedly forgiving DK.
- Naseeruddin Shah as D.K. Malhotra (DK)
- Shabana Azmi as Indu Malhotra
- Supriya Pathak as Bhavana
- Jugal Hansraj as Rahul
- Urmila Matondkar as Pinky
- Aradhana Srivastav as Minni 
- Tanuja as Chanda
- Saeed Jaffrey as Suri
- Paidi Jairaj as Master Ji
- Satish Kaushik as Tiwary Ji
|1.||"Do Naina Aur Ek Kahani"||Aarti Mukherjee|
|2.||"Huzur Is Kadar"||Bhupinder Singh, Suresh Wadkar|
|3.||"Tujhse Naraz (male)"||Anup Ghoshal|
|4.||"Tujhse Naraz (female)"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|5.||"Lakdi ki Kathi"||Vanita Mishra, Gauri Bapat, Gurpreet Kaur|
National Film Award for best female playback singer - Aarti Mukherji
|1984||Filmfare Award||Best Film Critics||Won|
|1984||Filmfare Award||Best Actor||Naseeruddin Shah||Won|
|1984||Filmfare Award||Best Music Director||R.D. Burman||Won|
|1984||Filmfare Award||Best Lyricist||Gulzar for "Tujhse Naraaz Nahin"||Won|
|1984||Filmfare Award||Best Female Playback Singer||Aarti Mukherji for "Do Naina Ek Kahani"||Won|
|1984||Filmfare Award||Best Film||Nominated|
|1984||Filmfare Award||Best Director||Shekhar Kapur||Nominated|
|1984||Filmfare Award||Best Actress||Shabana Azmi||Nominated|
- "Shekhar Kapur - Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 Jan 2012.
- "Mini from Shekhar Kapur's Masoom traced in Delhi". The Times of India. Feb 7, 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
- "Children's Day: Seven films to bring out the innocent child in you". CNN-IBN. November 14, 2012. Retrieved 2014-09-07.