|Directed by||Basu Chatterjee|
|Produced by||Jaya Charavarty|
|Written by||Manu Bhandari dialogue|
Basu Chatterjee writer
Sharat Chandra Chatterji (book)
|Music by||Rajesh Roshan|
Amit Khanna (lyrics)
|Cinematography||K. K. Mahajan|
Swami is a 1977 Hindi Indian romance drama film directed by Basu Chatterjee and produced by Jaya Chakravarty. The film stars Shabana Azmi, Vikram, Girish Karnad and Utpal Dutt. Hema Malini and Dharmendra made guest appearances together in the film. The film's music is by Rajesh Roshan. The film was shot in location in Dahisar and the Dahisar River Banks. The movie is based on the 1949 Bengali movie Swami.
"Saudamini" (Shabana Azmi) is a bright village girl with academic ambitions and an appetite for literature and philosophy. Her intellectual uncle (Utpal Dutt) indulges her brainy bent, encouraging her studies and patching up the petty ongoing conflicts with her mother, a pious widow whose only concern is to see Mini married, and quickly. Mini is in love with Narendra (Vikram), the Zamindar's son, a student in Calcutta who on his visits brings her Victorian literature, listens raptly to her discourse, and is bold enough to kiss her opportunistically when caught together in a rainstorm. However circumstances conspire against Mini and Narendra, and Mini finds herself married against her wishes to Ghanshyam (Girish Karnad) a wheat trader from a neighboring village. While her husband treats her with a patience which she finds perplexing, Mini struggles to become accustomed to life in her new home. And then Narendra returns. How does she resolve her dilemma?
- Shabana Azmi as Saudamini ''Mini''
- Girish Karnad as Ghanshyam
- Utpal Dutt as Mini's uncle
- Vikram as Narendra ''Naren''
- Sudha Shivpuri as Mini's mother
- Shashikala as Ghanshyam's step-mother
- Preeti Ganguly as Charu Devi
- Hema Malini as Nautanki dancer (special appearance)
- Dharmendra as Nautaki dancer (special appearance)
The music is by Rajesh Roshan, who received a Filmfare nomination for composing memorable numbers, Yesudas's "Kaa Karoon Sajni", Lata Mangeshkar's, "Pal Bhar Mein Yeh Kya Ho Gaya" and Kishore Kumar's "Yaadon Mein Woh"
|1||"Ka Karoon Sajni Aaye Na Baalam"||Yesudas|
|2||"Pal Bhar Mein Yeh Kya Ho Gaya"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|3||"Yaadon Mein Woh"||Kishore Kumar|
|4||"Aaj Ki Raat Kuchh Hogi Aisi Baat"||Asha Bhosle, Yesudas|
Awards and nominations
- 1978: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Shabana Azmi
- 1978: Filmfare Best Director Award for Basu Chatterjee
- 1978: Filmfare Best Story Award for Sharat Chandra Chatterji
- 1978: Filmfare Award for Best Film
- 1978 Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for Rajesh Roshan
- 1978 Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Yesudas for the song Ka Karoon Sajni Aye Na Baalam