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Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)

Progressive, reform-minded young warden gets permission to take six surly murderers from prison to dilapidated country farm, to rehabilitate it and themselves through hard work and kindly guidance.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram ...
Jailer Adinath (as V. Shantaram)
Sandhya ...
Champa
Ulhas ...
Shanker Passi (as Ullhas)
B.M. Vyas ...
Jalia Nai
Pal Sharma
S.K. Singh
Gajendra
G. Ingawale
Chandarkar ...
(as Chandorkar)
Tyagraj
Asha Devi ...
Mother of Inmate
Shankarrao Bhosle ...
(as S. Bhosle)
Samar
Sunil ...
(as Suneel)
Baburao Pendharkar ...
(as Babu Rao Pendharkar)
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Compassionate Jailer Adinath refuses to document an attack on him by an inmate, Kishan, and instead permits him to see his children. He is then granted permission through the IG as well as the Jail Superintendent to rehabilitate six hardened convicts - all serving life sentences for single and multiple homicides. Amongst them are Veeru Choudhry - for killing his wife; Tamana Bildar for killing a relative; Goshai Kesavgiri for killing two young children; Jalia Nai for cutting the throat of a Sahukar; bandit Shankar Passi who had killed a Zamindar, as well as Kishan himself. He takes them to an isolated house on a plot of barren land, and this is where he expects them to cultivate it, grow crops and make a living. Challenges commence from day one when the Cook, ironically named Bahadur, quits in fear, and Adinath is compelled to cook for everyone. He permits Kishan to see his two children, Govinda and Gopal, as well as his aged, near-blind mother, and even permits the children to live ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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"Ae Maalik Tere Bandhe Hum" sung by Lata Mangeshkar from this movie has been adopted as the anthem by a school in Pakistan. See more »

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Tak Tak Dhum Dhum
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a must watch for every movie lover...or human being...
19 February 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was just a little kid. I loved it then and I love it now. Do Aankhein Bara Haath is one the finest movies ever made. The plot is about an idealistic police officer who tries to rehabilitate 6 criminals and succeeds facing several problems during the course, The ending of the movie makes me cry each and every time. V Shantaram was a genius, and this movie is his masterpiece. A must watch for each and every human who needs to re-affirm his faith in the good of humanity. The song "Ae Malik tere bande hum", sung by Lata Mangeshwar(of course...who else?..there is no competition)is an evergreen track. The female lead in the movie, Sandhya has acted very well...and the lead Male, played b V. Shantaram himself is worth every penny of the money and time you spend on watching this movie.A definite must watch...no doubt about it!


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