Ahista Ahista

Ahista Ahista, India, 09 October 1981

This film is remake of famous Kannada film Gejje Pooje starring Kalpana. Courtesan Madame Subbalaxmi heads a household where men are not born, but are welcome. Women are not welcome, but their birth is. Subbalaxmi is thrilled when her protege, Sangeeta, gives birth to a baby girl, who they name Chandra. Shortly thereafter they relocate to a small community. Sangeeta wants Chandra to study, and she is allowed to do so. Chandra meets her neighbor, Kunal, and their family, and is welcomed by them. Problems arise when Kunal and Chandra fall in love, as neither Kunal's family, nor Chandra's courtesan family will permit this marriage.

Only time will tell if Chandra's fate is to be the same as other courtesans.


Ahista Ahista (Hindi: आहिस्ता आहिस्ता, Urdu: آہستہ آہستہ‎, translation: Slowly Slowly) is a Bollywood film released in October, 1981. The film stars Kunal Kapoor, Padmini Kolhapure, Shashikala, Shammi Kapoor, Ashalata Wabgaonkar and Nanda. Beautiful lyrics and earpleasing music were the highlights of this film. 'Kabhi kisi ko muqammal jahan nahin milta' (twice), 'mana teri nazar mein', 'bin bulaye hum chale aaye' and 'nazar se phool chunati hai nazar' were welcomed by the music lovers.