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Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)

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A popular director recruits a new actress to work for his Movie. The popularity of the movie spills over to the already strained relationship between the Director and his in-law leading to ... See full summary »

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Shanti
Guru Dutt ...
Suresh Sinha
Kumari Naaz ...
Pramila Sinha (as Baby Naaz)
Johnny Walker ...
Rocky
Mahesh Kaul ...
Rai Bahadur Verma
Veena ...
Veena Varma / Veena Sinha
Minoo Mumtaz ...
Veterinarian
Nilofar ...
(as Nilofer)
Ruby Mayer ...
(as Sulochna Devi)
Sheela Vaz ...
(as Sheila Vaz)
Vikram Kapoor ...
(as Bikram Kapoor)
Mehmood ...
Suresh Sinha's brother
Mohan Choti
Munshi Munakka ...
(as Munshi Munaqqa)
Haroon
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Storyline

A popular director recruits a new actress to work for his Movie. The popularity of the movie spills over to the already strained relationship between the Director and his in-law leading to ban in his access to his own daughter. Due to the emotional turmoils, the director falls from the height, while the actress who is now the queen of industry tries to bring him back into world. Written by Shahbaz Eqbal (shahbaz.nips@gmail.com)

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2 January 1959 (India)  »

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Flores de Papel  »

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The melody of the song "Hum Tum Jise Kehta Hain Shaadi" was inspired by "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will be Will Be)," which was written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans and appeared in the film The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956). See more »

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Referenced in Guru (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

San San San Jo Chali Hawa
Sung by Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Sudha Malhotra & chorus
Music composed by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
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Awesome
13 December 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie sums up the genius of Guru Dutt. A reclusive and introvert man portrayed in the movie was Dutt himself. Too bad the movie went over the heads of Audience in the 50s, however, its charisma has given it the status of a cult classic. Waheeda Rahman was beautiful as ever and acted much better than she did in Pyaasa. I rate this movie better than Pyaasa personally. Kaifi Azmi's lyrics are at their best with "Waqt ne kiya" song topping everything out! I think the beginning is extremely maudlin and same for the ending. He enters the studio as an old and broken man, only to be jeered at by his ex colleagues. A must watch with outstanding Music!!!!


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