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Shabnam
Bharat Bhushan ...
Aman Hynderabadi / Kamal Lucknowi (as Bharat Bhooshan)
Shyama ...
Shama
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Inspector Shekhar (as Chandra Shekhar)
K.N. Singh ...
Police Commissioner Khan Bahadur (as K.N.Singh)
Peace Kanwal ...
Barrister Aftab Ahmed
S.K. Prem
Khurshid Bawra ...
Shashi (as Khursheed Bawra)
Ratna ...
Shabab
Mirza Musharraf ...
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Mumtaz Begum ...
Begum Khan Bahadur (as Mumtaz Begam)
Baby Shobha ...
Razia K. Bahadur
Umar Draz ...
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Balam
K. Dinanath ...
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Amidst fierce Qawali competitions, a poor poet/singer, Aman Hyderabadi, falls in love with Shabnam, the daughter of Police Commissioner Khan Bahadur. After Aman is humiliated by Bahadur, Shabnam and Aman elope and travel to Lucknow, where Aman changes his name to Kamal Lucknowi and hopes to earn a living by singing. But his voice gives him away and soon he will be hunted by a friend-turned-foe, Inspector Shekhar, who is determined to arrest him. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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"RUM IS MEH LOVER" by Ravi B -Karma, is a cover version of "Akela Hoon Main". See more »

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Na Toh Caravan Ki Talash Hai, Nah Toh Humsafar Ki Talash Hai
Performed by Manna Dey and others
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
Music by Roshan
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a true classic
9 July 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Last night i got a chance to watch this movie. The movie was one of the biggest hits at the box-office in 1960. So i was expecting a lot. And surely this movie has not disappointed me. The characters were good and performance was so nice. Everybody was trying to outdo each other in performance. There are at least two good reasons to watch this under-appreciated gem of a film. Firstly it offers three notably strong female characters, superbly played by talented actresses. Secondly it has a memorable score, with lyrics by the great Sahir Ludhianvi (an Urdu poet), sung by a stellar list of playback singers, and culminating in a series of dazzling qawwali performances (of love-saturated and Sufi-inflected couplets on the pleasures and pains of love) that are among the best ever filmed. But you have to know Hindi and Urdu words to appreciate the dialogues.


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