Nikaah (1982)Drama, Romance · 24 September 1982
Afaque, Saif and Niloufer are college mates. Afaque wins a 10 Rupee bet with Saif, that he will be able to touch Niloufer. Afaque has a serious crush on Niloufer who does not reciprocate. Afaque however nurses his crush and is rather charming in his attempts to draw Nilofer's attention. Niloufer (Salma Agha) an attractive but quite haughty co-ed asks Afaque (Raj Babbar) to entertain the outgoing batch with his ghazals and that is the only time, when the two actually have a meaningful exchange. Time goes by and the college mates come together again. Saif (Asrani) is now a dissolute magazine editor, alcoholic and womaniser. Niloufer is divorced by Nawab Wasim (Deepak Parasher), a debonair, workacholic and self centred man. Afaque, a publisher of Urdu poetry is single while keeping the flame of his love for Niloufer alive in his heart. The story takes us through details of Sharia (muslim) law regarding divorce and remarriage. Niloufer habitually keeps a diary, which proves to be her undoing. Does she still love her her ex-husband? On her birthday she receives a present from her doting husband, a present that is so utterly unexpected and an utterly selfless sacrifice. A proposal to replace the word Talaq - which, if repeated thrice results in divorce with another word, which should be repeated time and time again in a marriage is the denouement of the film.
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