A must watch for every youngster.Sapthapadi (1981) directed by Dadasaheb Phalke awardee and one of my favourite directors Sri K. Viswanath sir is a must watch for every man who thinks teasing and harassing girls is their birth right. Heroine, a brahmin girl gets married to her cousin obeying her grandfather's decision and unable to speak out that she is in love with someone else as the one she loves is from a lower caste. But the husband who is brought up by his grandfather as a calm and disciplined boy never touches her. When ever he sees her, he sees the goddess whom he worships and he offers prayer to her on his first night and leaves the room. He couldn't understand the reason behind his own act and when he comes to know that she loves someone else he realises and says "now I understood why you appeared like my goddess to me, it is because you have someone else in your heart and didn't accept me heart fully. I believe that every woman is equal to my mother". He then sends her back to her lover. What we should learn here is if a girl is not willing to accept you, you shouldn't treat her brutally. She is a goddess and you should respect her. This is what exactly our elders taught us through religious texts and moral stories. I am ashamed to say that most of the men in this modern world forgot this and take girls for granted as if they are public properties. The respect that one should have towards a woman is portrayed fantabulaously. If every boy could learn from this awesome movie then there will be no rapes, no harassments on women. And the dialogues that Sri. Somayajulu says at the climax are a lesson. In fact this movie is a great lesson on the institution of marriage.
I am saying this not just because I am a fan of K. Viswanath garu but because this movie really is a fantastic movie.