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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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Anand / Deven
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Madhumati / Madhavi / Radha (as Vyjayantimala)
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Charandas (as Johny Walker)
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Raja Ugra Narayan
Jayant ...
Pawan Raja (Madhumati's Father)
Ramayan Tiwari ...
Bir Singh (as Tiwari)
Misra
Baij Sharma
Bhudo Advani
Jagdish
Sagar
Ranjit Sood
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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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Bimal Roy went out of finance during the shooting of the film. See more »

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Jangal Mein Mor Nacha
Sung by Mohammad Rafi
Music composed by Salil Choudhury
Lyrics by Shailendra
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An achievement in Indian Cinema
11 February 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Most reviewers forget that they are watching a movie made in India in 1958 and that too in black and white. To see it with FX-laden tinted glasses would be do do a disservice to the makers and the actors. regardless of the overall delivery of the film. Though even today ( and i must have seen this movie 10 times already ) you shudder at the thought of Pran in the empty large house, you creep at the surreal lighting, you rejoice at the music and its uplifting raw tribal rhythm, and how you wish you had the panache of Dilip Kumar or the grace of a Madhubala. The plot keeps you in your grip while the music and the acting are a feast for your senses. So should you see it ? - if you appreciate good cinema, this is a treat. But remember it belongs to a time, when films, like people used to take their time to unfold and once open would invite you into their arms and never let you go. As a tribute to the masters and a tongue in cheek to Bollywoods plagiarist accusations - the recent Blockbuster of 2007, OM Shanti OM, has lifted its Climax totally from this film. Go Check.


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