Saagar (film)

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Not to be confused with Sagar (film), a 2012 Kannada film.
Official DVD Cover
Directed by Ramesh Sippy
Produced by G.P. Sippy
Written by Javed Akhtar
Starring Rishi Kapoor
Kamal Haasan
Dimple Kapadia
Saeed Jaffrey
Satish Kaushik
Music by R.D. Burman
Cinematography S.M. Anwar
Edited by M. S. Shinde
Distributed by Sippy Films
Release dates
  • 9 August 1985 (1985-08-09)
Running time
187 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Saagar is a 1985 Bollywood film directed by Ramesh Sippy. The film stars Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Haasan and Dimple Kapadia. Saagar was a comeback film for Kapadia, and contained a fleeting topless shot of her. Saagar was selected by India as the year's entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985, not nominated.[1]


The music was composed by R. D. Burman and the lyrics were by Javed Akhtar.


According to Asiaweek, "Saagar offers a skimpy eternal-triangle plot, but it is remarkable for its polished narration and masterly technique. The romance is subdued, symbolised by waves gently caressing the shore." It further praised the performances, calling Kapadia "a delight" and claiming that Hassan "steals the show with his subtle performance," and the direction by Sippy, who "has succeeded in injecting vitality, beauty and deep insight into a gossamer-thin story."[2] India Today wrote, "Like Sholay, and only like Sholay, Saagar is purely a director's film."[3]


1986 Filmfare Awards (India)

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  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ "Restrained Romance". Asiaweek. Asiaweek Ltd. 12 (12–26). 1986. 
  3. ^ "Back to Love". India Today. Living Media. 10. 1985. 

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