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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
Vyjayanthimala ...
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
Shivji Bhai ...
(as Sheojibhai)
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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Dilip Kumar came to know that Bimal Roy was running out of finance so arranged a special screening for the films distributors before its release this was something new at that time after watching the film the distributors agreed to put more money in the film. See more »

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Version of Janam Janam (1988) See more »

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Ghadi Ghadi Mora Dil Dhadke
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Music composed by Salil Choudhury
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One of the most beautiful Indian Films
9 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Simply beauty. Vaijyanthimala is simply exceptional as a village girl. deals efficiently with human relationship and love. Great movie 10/10 one of the top movies of Indian cinema. I saw a previous comment about excessive length and I disagree with that. it is a well made film with not a single dull moment. The songs are the main strength of the movie are and are all time classics. Ask an Indian about "Dil tadap tadap ke kah raha hai" or "julmi sang aankh lagi" and the first thing in mind is the word madhumati! Like most Indian movies there is a feel good ending that some how dampens the strong emotional affect of the tragedy in the movie. But thats what is the Indian cinema is most known for: it may be tragedy but when you come out of the cinema it feels good.


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