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Kalapani (1958)

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Based on A.J.Cronin's 'Beyond This Place', this movie narrates the story of an untiring crusade for justice. A young man, learning about his father's wrongful implication in a ... See full summary »

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Karan Mehra
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Asha
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Kishori
Agha ...
Badru
Nasir Hussain ...
Inspector Mehta (as Nazir Hussain)
D.K. Sapru ...
Diwan Sardarilal (as Sapru)
Kishore Sahu ...
Rai Bahadur Jaswant Rai
Krishan Dhawan ...
Jumman
Mukri ...
Madhosh Miyan
M.A. Latif
Bir Sakuja ...
Editor at the press company
Jankidas ...
Daulat Chand (as Janki Das)
Praveen Paul ...
Hotel Owner (as Parvin Paul)
Mumtaz Begum ...
Mrs. Shankerlal Mehra
Heera Sawant
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Based on A.J.Cronin's 'Beyond This Place', this movie narrates the story of an untiring crusade for justice. A young man, learning about his father's wrongful implication in a fifteen-year-old murder, vows to bring the true criminals to justice and release his innocent father from 'kaala paani' (life imprisonment), for which he enlists the help of a press reporter, a retired police inspector and an unwitting prostitute who happens to possess some key evidence. Written by Hrishi Dixit <hrishi@slb.com>

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Another good film from Dev Anand's Navketan, taking on the system of justice, where an innocent man can also be sentenced to life imprisonment because of fabricated evidence.
13 August 1999 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Raj Khosla, Guru Dutt's assistant, who had already made a mark with "Milap" and "C.I.D", showed his command over the medium with this film. His acknowledged forte in the picturisation of songs, along with such masters like Raj Kapoor, Bimal Roy and Vijay Anand, was witnessed in the scene with two songs, wherein Nalini Jaywant first sings "Najar laagi raja tore bangle par", almost immediately followed by Rafi's evergreen number "Ham bekhudi mein tumko pukaare chale gaye". The three characters forming the love triangle, played by Dev Anand, Madhubala and Nalini Jaywant, gave excellent performances. Dev and Nalini won the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress awards from Filmfare in this movie. The film had a lovable musical score, with numbers "Dil laga ke kadar gayi pyare", "Jab naame mohabbat leke kisi nadaan ne daman phailaya", sung by Asha Bhosle being other very good numbers apart from the two mentioned above. The romantic interludes between Dev Anand and Madhubala, including the duet "Achha ji main haari, chalo maan jaao na", are the highlights of the film. The dance song "Dil wale, ab teri gali tak aa pahunche" is a lovely number, excelled only later by Burman da's "Jewel Thief" number "Hothon pe aisi baat main daba ke chali aayi".


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