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Andaz (1949)

Nina is the rich and spoiled daughter of a rich businessman. One day while horse-riding she loses control of her horse and is rescued by a young man named Dilip. Dilip instantly takes a ... See full summary »

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Nina is the rich and spoiled daughter of a rich businessman. One day while horse-riding she loses control of her horse and is rescued by a young man named Dilip. Dilip instantly takes a liking to her and starts to frequently visit her house where he entertains her with his singing along with Nina's friend Sheela. Nina's father dislikes this and tries to make Nina realize that spending so much time with Dilip is not wise as Dilip could misunderstand her friendship with him for love. On the day of Sheela's birthday party, Dilip realizes he has fallen in love with Nina and tries to tell her. However tragedy strikes when Nina's father dies of a heart attack that same day and this leaves Nina devastated. Dilip comforts her and tries to reveal his true feelings for her but is shocked by the arrival of Nina's fiancé Rajan who has returned from London. Dilip is shocked that Nina never mentioned that she was already engaged and in love with Rajan. Rajan and Nina eventually get married and ... Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Lata Mangeshkar's career also got a tremendous boost from this film. Naushad gave Lata a chance to voice Nargis (the main lead) instead of Shamshad Begum (who voiced a supporting lead), who was a leading playback singer of the time. All the songs sung by Lata became an instant hit and Kapoor decided to have her as the main voice for the female lead in his forthcoming movie Barsat. See more »

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Tu Kahe Agar
Sung by Mukesh
Music composed by Naushad
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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Andaz(1949)
5 May 2008 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

The first time i saw this film i could not believe it was made in 1949!To someone fed on the useless,clueless and rotten remakes in the 1970s it was an eye-opener because we considered Dilip Kimar to belong to be before our times!!This is a superb film directed in masterly style with a great script,music and songs.Glossy photography lends it a poetical feeling.To this day there have been contradictions on the message of the film.It all comes down to our ancient trait of keeping silent when we should have spoken our mind!The acting of Nargis and Dilip Kumar is so deep that the viewer is misled into confusion.Rajkapoor is also great in his role.Very good.But the film belongs to Dilip.As a romantic hero his body language,silent facial expressions and style have had no equal in the Indian film history.All this is astounding for an actor who had been in films 4-5 years at that time.A remarkable actor and Mehboob Khan is a super director.Ther have many,many variations on this film but it will always standout as the original even in a hundred years.


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