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Madhumati (1958)

| Musical, Mystery, Romance
While driving his car on a rainy night, Anand's car breaks down, and he goes to seek shelter in a nearby house. He is let into the house by the servant, and he is permitted to stay until ... See full summary »

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Madhumati / Madhavi / Radha (as Vyjayantimala)
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Charandas (as Johny Walker)
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Raja Ugra Narayan
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Pawan Raja (Madhumati's Father)
Ramayan Tiwari ...
Bir Singh (as Tiwari)
Misra
Baij Sharma
Bhudo Advani
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Sagar
Ranjit Sood
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Tarun Bose ...
Doctor (Deven's Colleague)
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While driving his car on a rainy night, Anand's car breaks down, and he goes to seek shelter in a nearby house. He is let into the house by the servant, and he is permitted to stay until the rains stop be able to get his car fixed. It is here that he will find out about his previous birth, his true love, Madhumati, their ill-fated, star-crossed and tragic romance, and how events in his previous birth are going to effect him in this life-time. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Unlike other films, shot indoors, Roy decided to shoot Madhumati outdoors and at a hill station. It had six-week schedule in Ranikhet, Nainital. Some scenes were shot in Ghorakhal, near Nainital. In those days there were no monitors, so when the negatives were developed, it was found that the most of the footage was foggy. Since a re shoot in far-away Uttarakhand wasn't possible, sets were created near Vaitarna Dam, Igatpuri, near Nashik. Art direction team, led by Sudhendu Roy, created fake pine trees, which were planted to matched the location in Nainital. One particular scene where Dilip Kumar looks for Vyjayanthimala in the woods was actually shot in Igatpuri.Subsequently, a large part was also shot in Aarey Milk Colony, a small forested area in Mumbai. The foggy effect was recreated by employing gas bombs. See more »

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Toote Hue Khwabon Ne
Sung by Mohammad Rafi
Music composed by Salil Choudhury
Lyrics by Shailendra
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Beautiful love story
28 June 2000 | by (Bangalore) – See all my reviews

Bimal Roy's movies were invariable a tragedy. In this movie he tried to make a happy ending story. Music being the hallmark of his movie, takes the centerstage here too. The song 'suhana safar...' was put to get that romantic touch and happiness into the movie. But invariable that tinge of sadness is apparent.

Madhubala at her best and what to say of Dilip Kumar, better watch it. And for those non-Indian viewers, look for the song 'bichuva..' .


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