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Vishwamitter Adil (dialogue)
Inder Raj Anand (screenplay)
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Chiranjeev lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his widowed father, Kashiram, two sisters, one of who is dumb... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A very well acted and directed enjoyable social drama See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Raj Kapoor ... Chiranjeev / Shekhar

Meena Kumari ... Sharada Ram Sharan
Shyama ... Chanchal
Anita Guha ... Padma
Agha ... Ganesh
Gope ... Hukamdas
Raj Mehra ... Kashiram
Manorama ... Lajjo
Randhir (as Randheer)
Master Vinod ... Chiranjeev's brother
Rajan Haksar ... Gurudev
W.M. Khan
Uma Khosla ... Padma
Baby Sultana ... Sharada

Om Prakash ... Mohan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sai ... Tribal dancer / singer
Subbalaxmi ... Tribal dancer / singer

Directed by
L.V. Prasad  (as Prasad)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vishwamitter Adil  dialogue
Inder Raj Anand  screenplay
Pinisetty  story
Sadasivabrahmam Vempati  story (as Sadasivabrahman)

Original Music by
C. Ramchandra 
Cinematography by
M.W. Mukadam 
Film Editing by
Shivaji Awdhut  (as Shivaji Awadhut)
Art Direction by
A.A. Majid 
Costume Design by
Basheer Ahmad 
Makeup Department
Beurtha Ezeikal .... hair stylist (as Miss Burtha)
T.G. Madhu .... makeup artist
Noor Mohmad .... assistant makeup artist
T.A. Thomas .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Rafique Gwaliori .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raj Nizami .... assistant director
Yogesh .... assistant director
Sound Department
S.N. Dhurie .... audiographer: S.K. Malik Studios (as Dhoori)
Shankar Rao .... audiographer (as Shankar rao Amrit)
Camera and Electrical Department
Arvind Dave .... assistant camera
Pratap Dave .... assistant camera (as Pratap Dave)
Roshanlal Sharma .... still photographer (as Roshan)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shyam .... costume design assistant (as Sham)
Editorial Department
Raja Babu .... assistant to editor
R. Hiralal .... assistant to editor
S.S. Lingayat .... film processing
Music Department
Asha Bhosle .... playback singer
Vinod Chatterji .... playback singer
Datta Daujeker .... assistant musical director (as Davjekar)
Manna Dey .... playback singer
Johnny .... assistant musical director
Lata Mangeshkar .... playback singer
Mukesh .... playback singer
C. Ramchandra .... playback singer (as Chitalkar)
Badri Nath Sharma .... song recordist (as B.N. Sharma)
Other crew
Hiralal B. .... dance director (as Hiralal)
Kassim .... production assistant
M.P. Rao .... controller of production
Sai .... choreographer
Satyanarayan .... dance director (as Sathyanarayan)
Subbalaxmi .... choreographer

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Additional Details

128 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A very well acted and directed enjoyable social drama, 12 April 2011
Author: dbhattac from United States

I have seen one other movie directed by L.V. Prasad which also had Meena Kumari in the lead role. That was Miss Mary also made in 1957. Though Miss Mary was based on a more lighter mode, Sharada had a very serious social issue in its story. What happens when an adult son Chiranjeeb finds that his lady love is married to his father after he returns from a short break from home. Both Meena Kumari as Sharada, the religious hard working Asram girl and Raj Kapoor as Chiranjeeb as the son of a wealthy father played their role extremely well. Director Prasad captured the scenes of their surprise and agony in a very realistic way when they both put the truth behind the mishap. After being dejected and feeling hopeless Chiranjeeb resorted to drinking with Om Prakash providing a very well acted sidekick. The music was so so with the exception of the wonder girls Sai and Subhalakhsmi presenting a spectacular dance sequence. This is another one of Meena Kumari's tragic roles and she played those moments admirably and this is the second movie I saw after Baiju Bawara where the movie ended with Meena Kumari dying.

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