S05E6: Arth (1982) - Top 10 Love Triangles

Arth (English: Meaning) is a 1982 Indian drama film directed by Mahesh Bhatt, starring Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Raj Kiran and Rohini Hattangadi. A film-maker (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) who is having an extra-marital affair with an actress (Smita Patil) decides to leave his wife (Shabana Azmi). Arth is the story of this women's search for her identity.

Podcast Episode Summary:
  • We talk about parallel cinema queens Smita Patil and Shabana Azmi
  • We talk about Mahesh Bhatt and his art of marrying commercial and parallel cinema
  • We talk about three different marriages that are portrayed in the movie


Even though she is an actress, she is still wearing wearable clothes - Tanvi

The house was filled with wicker furniture..even the couch felt very lived in - Flo

Ghazals were not a part of hindi movies per se - Tanvi

The way he had shown the bond between Shabana and her maid - Flo