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Ek-Hi-Rasta (1956)

| Family, Drama
Amar, Malti, and their young son, Raja, live a middle-class, but very harmonious life. Both Amar and Malti were brought up in an orphanage, and are always ready to help other orphans. Amar ... See full summary »

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(dialogue) (as Pt. Mukhram Sharma), (screenplay) (as Pt. Mukhram Sharma) | 1 more credit »
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Prakash Mehta
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Malti
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Amar
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Munshi Biharilal
Yashodra Katju ...
Shobha (as Yashodara Katju)
Shreenath ...
(as Shrinath)
Ravikant
Manek Kapoor ...
(as Manik Kapoor)
Uma Dutt ...
Panchayat member with the beard
Omi
Nazir Kashmiri
Radhakrishan ...
Pyarelal (as Radha Kishen)
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Dancer (song "Kaisi Lagi")
Radhika ...
(as Radhika)
Kumari Naaz ...
Girl in Raja's birthday (singing "Bade Bhaiya Laya Hai") (as Baby Naaz)
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Amar, Malti, and their young son, Raja, live a middle-class, but very harmonious life. Both Amar and Malti were brought up in an orphanage, and are always ready to help other orphans. Amar works for a kind-hearted and generous employer named Prakash Mehta, who is envious of their lifestyle, and would himself like to get married. Then one day Amar intercepts some criminal activity, which results in two employees losing their jobs, with one ending up in prison. When the prison term gets over, he runs over Amar under his truck, killing him instantly. Devastated and heart-broken, Malti hides this news from Raja and tells him that Amar is hospitalized and unable to return home. Then the towns folks start linking her with Prakash, leading to rumors being spread about their intimacy, finally resulting in Prakash proposing to her and both getting married. This settled, the two hope that life will continue and wounds will heal. But Raja expects his dad to return home, starts hating Prakash - ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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This was B.R. Chopra's first independently produced film, under his own banner, B.R. Films. See more »

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Kaisi Lagi
Music by Hemanta Mukherjee
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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A sweet little drama.....
24 March 2014 | by (Nepal) – See all my reviews

B.R. Chopra has made many legendary movies on important social issues like Gumrah, Insaaf Ka Tarazu, Nikaah, and Tawaif. The specialty of his films can be seen as the literary qualities seldom witnessed in Hindi movies. In that aspect, "Ek Hi Raasta" can't be slated among his top movies for the story and subject which resembles the common tear jerkers from 50s and 60s. Despite the film isn't short of the sweetness it provides for which the film remains compulsively watchable till the very end. The story somewhat forms a triangular relationship between the protagonists, Sunil Dutt, Meena Kumari and Ashok Kumar which results into a complex drama. But the whole film gets overshadowed by the child artist's performance for which the film deserves a huge applaud. The music isn't very memorable. What you would remember in the film is the sweetness in the characterization and the drama. Overall, not the best classic from BR Chopra but still a good one.

Rating: 3 stars out of 4


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