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Jaag Utha Insan

Jaag Utha Insan

Jaag Utha Insan is a 1984 Indian Hindi-language film directed by K. Viswanath, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Sridevi, Rakesh Roshan, Deven Verma, J V Somayajulu Sujit Kumar and music composed by Rajesh Roshan. It is the Hindi version of Viswanath's 1981 Telugu film Saptapadi. It is a love story between a Dalit boy and a Brahmin Girl, played by Mithun Chakraborty and Sridevi respectively in the lead roles, supported by Rakesh Roshan, J V Somayajulu Deven Verma, Sujit Kumar. The cinematographer P.L. Raj won the Filmfare Award for best cinematography.

Plot

In the film, Sandhya– a Brahmin dancer falls in love with Hari, a Dalit. She visits her maternal grandfather– who is a staunch Hindu pundit– accompanied by her father and Hari, to perform at the village temple, where her grandfather is the head-priest. There, the grandfather decides to get Sandhya married to his adopted grandson Nandu, who is also a priest at the temple, but with a broader mind. Hari, citing the apparent caste difference, urges Sandhya to marry Nandu.