|Directed by||Tatineni Rama Rao|
|Produced by||A V Subba Rao|
|Written by||Dr. Rahi Masoom Reza|
|6 February 1982|
Jeevan Dhaara is a 1982 Indian Bollywood film directed by Tatineni Rama Rao. The film is a remake of the 1974 Tamil film Aval Oru Thodar Kathai. The film stars Rekha, Raj Babbar, Amol Palekar, Sulochana Latkar, Simple Kapadia and Rakesh Roshan. The movie belongs to Art Cinema genre, also known as Parallel Cinema. Rekha received a nomination for Filmfare Best Actress Award, the only nomination for the film. She is credited with the film's box office success.
Sangeeta (Rekha) is a young, strong and idealistic girl. She is 25 years old, but unlike her contemporaries, she is still not married. The reason for this is her being a member of a poor family. Her father left the family; Her mother is an old homemaker; Her younger sister Geeta (Madhu Kapoor) is a young widow; Her nephews have to go to school while their father, her brother (Raj Babbar) is an inebriated and unemployed man. All the members of this family live in one little house. She is the only one who takes care of them. She is the only one who works to support the family. She is concerned for her nephews' future and makes her best to bring them up and educate them.
However, secretly, she dreams of the day when she could also have her own family, husband and children. Three men enter her life, namely Amol Palekar, Kanwaljeet Singh and Rakesh Roshan, but destiny has something different for her. Will this day come ever?
- "Iska Naam Hai Jeevan Dhara Iska Koi Nahi Kinara" - S P Balasubramaniam
- "Gangaaraam Kanvaaraa Rah Gayam" - Kishore Kumar
- "Samay Ke Darpan Mein Sukh Dukh Apna Dekhe" - Suresh Wadkar, Asha Bhosle
- "Jaldi Se Aa Mere Pardesi Babu Jaldi SeAa" - Anuradha Paudwal, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik
- "Paida Karke Bhool Gaya Kyon Paida Karne Wala" - Salim Premragi
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