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5th(2009)
Vivah
India | 2006 | 161min | COLOR | Drama

PROGRAM NOTE

‘Vivah’ is marriage, an institution that binds two individuals into a sacred, pure and eternal bond. The film Vivah portrays the story of Poonam, an upper middle class girl who lives in the small town of Madhupur. Although lost her parents very young, she grows up as a beautiful woman and gets to meet with a fine man Prem. Having met through an arranged date, however, Prem and Poonam discover their soul mate in each other. But just when everything was set for them to get married, a crisis puts the love of Prem and Poonam through a trial by fire.
“For me Vivah is going back to my roots... a return to innocence and simplicity. As my 5th film, it has been my most satisfying one. This film is not just about dances and functions that one associates with Indian marriages but explores the special right that a boy and girl give to each other before they unite for ‘Vivah’. In spite of coming from different sensibilities, each cares for the other in their own little ways. A person who was a complete stranger to you sometime back is now sensitive to you more than anyone. Suddenly we become more important to somebody else; what we eat, wear is more important to somebody else than ourselves. Vivah touches the ‘courtship’ period in a couple’s life which we all experience as magical... These exceptional moments of the courtship period shape up in a beautiful romance that we cherish for a lifetime.” - Director’s Statement ​

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DIRECTOR

Sooraj R. Barjatya

Born in Mumbai, Sooraj R. Barjatya made his directorial debut with Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) starring Salman Khan which was a huge box office hit and launched both his and Salman’s careers. He teamed up with Salman again for Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994) which became one of the highest all-time blockbusters and Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999) which was a huge hit as well. His fourth film, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon was his first film to fail at the box office. He bounced back with his latest film Vivah (2006) being one of the biggest blockbusters in his career since Hum Aapke Hain Kaun.
Producer
: Ajit Kumar Barjatya Kamal Kumar Barjatya Rajikumar Barjatya
Cast
: Sahid Kapur Amrita Rao Anupam Kher
Screenwriter
: Sooraj R. Barjatya Aas Karan Atal
Cinematography
: Harish Joshi
Editor
: V.N. Mayekar
Music
: Ravindra Jain
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