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Babu and Malik are two inseparable friends who live in a small town in India. One day they decide to play a prank and steal something. They get caught, while Malik's dad come to bail out ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Babu / Kundan
Suchitra Sen ...
Nasir Hussain ...
Shahji (as Nazir Hussain)
Achala Sachdev ...
Rashid Khan ...
Dhumal ...
Jagdish Raj ...
Manohar Deepak ...
Inspector Malik
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anwaribai ...
(as Anwari Bai)
Lalita Kumari ...
Mamu's girlfriend
Tun Tun


Babu and Malik are two inseparable friends who live in a small town in India. One day they decide to play a prank and steal something. They get caught, while Malik's dad come to bail out and stand surety for him, Babu has no one to do so and ends up in the juvenile center. When the two grow up, Malik becomes a Police Inspector, while Babu takes to crime and ends up being sentenced in jail. When he gets discharged, he goes to meet with his partner-in-crime, Bali, and together they start planning the next heist. Malik meets with Babu and tells him to go straight, but Babu had already tried that and ended up being falsely accused of stealing a necklace belonging to his employer's wife. Nevertheless, Babu does inform Bali that he will not be taking part in any crime. Thereafter, Bali and his men are arrested, and blame Babu for ratting on them. Bali is released on bail, Babu meets with him, an argument ensues, leading to a physical fight, with Bali getting killed. A fearful Babu flees ... Written by rAjOo (

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Pavan Chale Toh Uthe Man Mein Lehar Si
Sung by Asha Bhosle, Mohammad Rafi & Chorus
Music composed by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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Rajinder Singh Bedi's Chadar Maili Si
4 March 2005 | by (Losa Angelosa) – See all my reviews

Yeah, this dirty linen of Rajinder Singh Bedi belongs to someone named William Sydney Porter, also known as O'Henry, a not extremely unknown literary figure, and the original story is entitled "A Double-dyed Deceiver". Interestinly, there was also a movie made,with the same title,way back in 1920.

Bombai Ka Babu was a complete copy of this O'Henry short story, until Bedi brought in the angle of supposedly brother-sister love (something perhaps unthinkable in India even by today's norms), and thus made this movie very bold and quite interesting/impressive. This movie was my all-time favorite Hindi movie until I read the O'Henry story. But then, the most sincere tribute inferiority pays to genius is by copying their work.

I was really impressed by Bedi's book "Ek Chadar Maili Si" and it's difficult for me to attribute the adjective of "inferiority" to him. But as far as I remember now (maybe I'm wrong!), this movie does not acknowledge the source, and thus Bedi, as the author, should be accountable for this.

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