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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
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Pramila Sinha (as Baby Naaz)
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Rocky
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Rai Bahadur Verma
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Veena Varma / Veena Sinha
Minoo Mumtaz ...
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Sheela Vaz ...
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Vikram 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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Flores de Papel  »

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This was India's second widescreen film; it used the CinemaScope process. See more »

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Referenced in Fanaa (2006) See more »

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Ulte Seedhe Dao lagaye
Sung by Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhosle
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Work of a great team!
12 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is really a milestone in world cinema - not just Indian cinema. The story, the lyrics, songs, music, photography, editing and above all class act. Everyone has poured their heart in this film. This indeed is a poetry in form of a film. Though the topic is very depressing it but reflects reality from eyes of a defeatist, maybe the only flaw I see in the picture, and perhaps the reason why the film never saw a good box office record. However, it may have a lot to do with personal struggles of Guru Dutt at the time of making of this film. Only if the film had been about triumph of human struggle to overcome all odds, outcomes could have been different. A lot of credit is given to Guru Dutt alone, however I feel the classic nature of this film has a lot to do with contribution of everyone - the music is touching today as I suppose it might have been then. One who has never seen Wahida Rehman in younger days is dazed at her beauty and innocence. Guru Dutt himself looks rather handsome. Kaifi Azmi's lyrics are just inimitable. Photography is great - considering it was done in 50a. I came up with the DVD by chance and I'm now going to see more of Guru Dutt's work. I not for a moment want to deny Guru Dutt his share of glory, however one must also acknowledge other geniuses who made this movie a classic!


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