Bhavna is a 1984 Hindi film directed by Pravin Bhatt in directorial debut of the cinematographer. The film stars Shabana Azmi, Marc Zuber, Saeed Jaffrey, Rohini Hattangadi, Kanwaljit Singh, Satish Shah and Urmila Matondkar. The film's music is by Bappi Lahiri.


"Bhavna" the movie is a story of a less privileged woman. A young lady, an orphan named Bhavna Saxena who lives all alone in a city meets a man named Ajay Kapoor in a garden, sketching her portrait. They became friends and later on the friendship turns into love. Eventually they got married, however, Kapoor's dad had not granted permission for this marriage. Ajay is an artist who does not make enough money. Bhavna tries to sell his paintings going from door to door, but their financial condition is poor. In the midst of this worsening financial situation, Bhavna realises that she is pregnant with Ajay's child. Ajay is unhappy to hear this as he feels that he cannot afford the expenditure of raising a child. Unable to endure the worsening financial situation, Ajay decides to go and meet his rich millionaire father who resides in another city. He tells Bhavna that he would return in a couple of days. Ajay leaves Bhavna alone and many days pass. The days turn into weeks and weeks into months. Still there is no news of Ajay. Ajay never came back to Bhavna. Bhavna manages to procure Ajay's father's address and goes in search of Ajay. Bhavna is astonished to see that Ajay has married another woman as per his father's wishes. Dejected, Bhanva confides her sorrows to Shobha, her best friend. But this was not the end of her struggles in life.

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    director Pravin Bhatt
    editor B. Prasad
    genre drama
    keywords best friend end married paint sketch
    musicBy Bappi Lahiri
    producer Devi Dutt