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Kabuliwala (1961)

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A poor Afghani leaves his family behind to earn a living as a dried fruit vendor in India. Profoundly homesick, he befriends a young girl who reminds him of his own daughter. Meanwhile, the locals are distrustful of all foreigners.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Balraj Sahni ...
Abdul Rehman Khan
Sonu ...
Mini
Usha Kiran ...
Rama, Mini's mother
Padma
Laxmi ...
(as Lakshmi)
Sarita Devi
Anwaribai ...
(as Anwari Bai)
Leela Agha
Baby Farida ...
Amina A. Khan
Nilambai ...
(as Neelam Bai)
Lata Sinha
Manju
Sajjan ...
Mini's father
Asit Kumar Sen ...
Bhola (as Asit Sen)
Paul Mahendra
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Storyline

Widowed Abdul Rehman Khan is an Afghani Pathan who lives a simple and poor lifestyle with his widowed mom, and daughter, Amina, in Kabul. He owes money to a money-lender that he had borrowed for Amina's medical treatment, and is unable to re-pay it. He decides to secretly re-locate to Hindustan, without the knowledge of Amina, and he does so in the dark of the night. Upon arrival in Hindustan, he finds that the locals actually fear him and his kind, and blame them for kidnapping young children. A depressed Abdul is unable to get Amina out of his mind, and spends a week without doing any business. After that he sets out to sell dry fruits on the streets. It is here that he meets a young girl, Mini, who lives with her mom, Rama, and her dad, a Writer. Rama is overly cautious and will not permit Mini to see Abdul, while her dad permits her to do so. Abdul sees Amina in Mini and visits her everyday, pampering her with dry fruits. On her birthday Mini misses him and goes to look for him ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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14 December 1961 (India)  »

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Tagore's Kabuliwala  »

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"Our homage to Gurudev Tagore Centenary Year 1961" See more »

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aei mere pyaare watan, aei mere bichhde chaman
Sung by Manna Dey
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beauty...sheer beauty . period
1 March 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

writing this review only because its sad to see that so few people have rated this and written about it.i watched GARM HAWA of balraj sahni and found him as a phenomenal actor but after watching this movie i rate him on the very top of bollywood,even above likes of Dilip kumar and Amitabh bacchan.cried while watching a movie after a long time.song AE MERE PYARE WATAN is widely acclaimed but alesser known song GANGA is also beautiful.this movie will make you think of the time when inspite af all the cultural and religious differences India was united and carried it beautifully.its sad now we have lost that unity somewhere and instead of love our hearts are now filled with hatred thanks to politics.watch it for its message,beauty,acting,story and music.don't miss this please.


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