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Sankarabharanam (1980)
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Sankarabharanam (1980)
Original name: శంకరాభరణం
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: The story of a rare and exceptional bond between the master of classical music Sankara Sastry and his admirer Tulasi, a woman from a family of prostitutes.
Plot: prostitute, guru, dancing, wedding, lawyer, death, male female relationship, court, virgin, singer, defloration, devotion, loyalty, teacher student relationship, scandal, insult, class differences, murder trial, heart attack, mentor protege relationship, idol, stabbing, dance, acquittal, glass shard ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sentimental and emotional films with plots about death, love, prostitute, dancing, love and romance, romance and singer mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Sankarabharanam: Sagara Sangamam (1983), Pure One (1972), Disco Dancer (1982), Oh, My Love (2007), Immortal Love (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sagara Sangamam (1983)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A young multi-talented dancer is poverty stricken and as a principled person he does not want to compromise on his ethics for commercial dancing. A wealthy woman recognizes this talent and provides him with an opportunity to showcase his art.
Plot: dedication, loss of mother, artist, wheelchair, male female relationship, dance performance, poverty, dance contest, dancing, dance teacher, dancer, death of mother ...
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Pure One (1972)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: This movie is about the tawaif Sahibjaan (Meena Kumari), who is born to a courtesan, Nargis (also Meena Kumari). After being spurned by her lover Shahabuddin's (Ashok Kumar) family, Nargis is driven to a graveyard where she gives birth to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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Disco Dancer (1982)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Jimmy promises to return to Bombay and become a famous entertainer so that he can exact revenge on Mr. Oberoi for having insulted and imprisoned his mother on false charges. He falls in love with Oberoi's daughter and causes Sam Oberoi's ...
Style: emotional, entertaining, romantic, sincere, cult film
Plot: singer, love, dancer, dancing, performer, rise and fall, fame, false accusation, death of mother, attempted murder, father daughter relationship, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: bombay india, india
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Oh, My Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Orphaned and homeless Ranbir Raj re-locates to a small town and orders a glass of milk in the RK Bar. He befriends a prostitute by the name of Gulabji, who invites him to spend the night with her, and when he refuses, she re-directs him to Lillian ...
Style: touching, sentimental, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, friendship, love and romance, couples, tragic love, love affair, couple relations, fall in love, small town life, destiny, haunted by the past, idealism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Immortal Love (1972)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Amar Prem (Eternal Love) shows a off and on loving relationship between a small boy Nandu and a nautch girl Pushpa (Sharmila Tagore). Pushpa is seperated from her Husband and is brought to Calcutta to work as a Nautch girl. Here she meets Anand ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: prostitute, village, redemption, starting over, urban, adoption, down on your luck, social differences, true love, family problems, solace, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 70s
Place: india
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The Saviour (1992)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Aapadbandhavudu is a 1992 Telugu film. It was the third collaboration between actor Chiranjeevi and director K. Viswanath after Shubhalekha and Swayamkrushi. The movie won critical acclaim, especially for Chiranjeevi, who received the Nandi Award ...
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Milan (1967)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: On the banks of the holy River Ganga, Gopi, a ferryman conducts an unconsummated romance with Radha, a girl from the upper classes.
Plot: boat, widow, song, flashback, reincarnation, arranged marriage, tragic love, love, unrequited love, college, hallucination, jacuzzi ...
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Chhoti Si Mulaqat (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Shanker Choudhury's (Tarun Bose) mother (Pratima Devi), at the pleas of her dying husband, marries off his (Shanker's) daughter to a youth. Both the children are under-age and do not know nor understand that they have been married.
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My Father Up the Tree (1969)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A young man is shunned by his friends after he starts an affair with a dancer.
Plot: dancer, belly dancer, beach, lie, beach house, smoking, alcohol, singer, mistress, sunset, friend, dancing ...
Place: alexandria egypt, lebanon
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The Heart Is a Temple (1963)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Dr. Dharmesh (Rajendra Kumar) and Sita (Meena Kumari) are in love, and hope to marry on Dharmesh's return from abroad. When Dharmesh returns, he is devastated to find that Sita has married someone else. He then decides to devote the rest of his ...
Plot: doctor, heart attack, love triangle, exhaustion, husband wife relationship, sadness, surgery, cancer, death, old love, hospital, happiness ...
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Straight from the Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India, Hungary
Duration: 177 min.
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Khilona (1970)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Thakur Suraj Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle with his wife; three sons - Kishore, his wife Laxmi & two children Pappu and Laali; Vijaykamal, & Mohan; and an unmarried daughter, Radha. Kishore looks after the family business, while ...
Plot: pregnant from rape, unrequited love, brother brother relationship, lie, hypocrisy, prostitute, grief, deception, revelation, mental breakdown, rape, family relations ...
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Devdas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, saga ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, self destructing, unfulfillment, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, family relations, fall in love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1900s, 90s
Place: india, london, asia, england, europe ...
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Jheel Ke Us Paar (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Kulwant Rai's horse carriage runs over a child, and as a result, she loses her vision.
Plot: love triangle, death, jealousy, singer, lake, blindness, death of father, attempted seduction, emotional blackmail, pretending to be blind, old love, snobbism ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 247 min.
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Hanste Zakhm (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
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Country: India
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Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical
Country: India
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Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
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Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
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Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
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Young & Beautiful (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Isabelle, a 17-year-old student, loses her virginity during a quick holiday romance. When she returns home, she begins a secret life as a prostitute for a year.
Style: erotic, sexual, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
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Reshma Aur Shera (1971)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 158 min.
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French Quarter (1978)
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chronicles the life of a young New Orleans prostitute and her co-workers.
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Place: new orleans
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Genre: Romance, Musical, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
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Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
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Duration: 95 min.
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Plot: dance, dancing, female director, salsa, flirt, betrayal, tango, dancer, flirting, samba
Place: brazil
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Refugee (2000)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The films tells the story of an un-named Indian Muslim, who helps illegal refugees from both India and Pakistan to cross the border through the Great Rann of Kutch. The film is attributed to have been inspired by the short story "Love Across ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, tense, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, mistaken identity, destiny, family relations, society, romance, estrangement, bollywood, immigrants ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.5
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La bambola (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man without scruples mistreats his lover and her daughter, a teenager. also in his mind a diabolical plan to force the girl into prostitution.
Style: sex comedy
Plot: prostitute, teacher student relationship, prostitution, female nudity, student, brothel
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Oxygen (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two people play out a story of love and desperation that's enacted through music in this drama from writer and director Ivan Vyrypaev. Sasha (Alexei Filimonov) is a man in his twenties who lives in the small town of Serpukhov and has fallen in ...
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