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Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)

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
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Suresh Sinha
Kumari Naaz ...
Pramila Sinha (as Baby Naaz)
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Rocky
Mahesh Kaul ...
Rai Bahadur Verma
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Veena Varma / Veena Sinha
Minoo Mumtaz ...
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Nilofar ...
(as Nilofer)
Ruby Mayer ...
(as Sulochna Devi)
Sheela Vaz ...
(as Sheila Vaz)
Vikram Kapoor ...
(as Bikram Kapoor)
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Suresh Sinha's brother
Mohan Choti
Munshi Munakka ...
(as Munshi Munaqqa)
Haroon
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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 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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This was India's second widescreen film; it used the CinemaScope process. See more »

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Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam
Sung by Geeta Dutt
Music by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
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Most mature movie ever produced by India
29 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Everyone especially my mummy used to tell me as how great is this picture but I realised it today after watching it that none of the adjectives used in the appreciation of this film is an exaggeration. It is a milestone movie as far as Indian Hindi Cinema is concerned.

Every aspect (acting, direction, music, cinematography, script ) of this movie is top notch. It's very few of those Indian pictures in which melodrama has no place.

Pyasaa, another master piece by Guru Dutt, was my all time favourite movie but after watching Kagaz Kee Phool, I have no option than to downgrade Pyasaa to number 2.

A must watch.........highly recommended...


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