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Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)

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A lowly servant, Bhootnath gets close to the wife of his employer, and narrates her story through his eyes and perspective.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chhoti Bahu
Guru Dutt ...
Atulya Chakraborty 'Bhootnath'
Rehman ...
Chhote Sarkar
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Jaba
Nasir Hussain ...
Suvinoy Babu (Jaba's father) (as Nazir Husein)
Dhumal ...
Bansi
D.K. Sapru ...
Chaudhary (Majhle Sarkar) (as Sapru)
Harindranath Chattopadhyay ...
Ghari Babu (as Haren Chatopadhyay)
Pratima Devi ...
Badi Bahu
Ranjit Kumari
S.N. Banerjee ...
Tanga Driver without a turban (as S.N. Bannerji)
Krishan Dhawan ...
Master Babu (as Kishen Dhawan)
Jawahar Kaul
Vikram Kapoor ...
(as Bikram Kapoor)
Mukund Banerjee ...
(as Mukund Bannerji)
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A Zamindar neglects his wife and prefers the company of alcohol and dancing girls. The decadence of the Bangali Zamindar milieu and the raising bourgeoisie in the late 19th century, seen through the eyes of a young upward mobile rustic seeking fortune in Calcutta, and fascinated by the lady of the house... Written by Dirk Muysers <dirk.muysers@cginn.cgs.fr>

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When Guru Dutt's Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam was submitted for the Oscars, the academy wrote a letter to Guru Dutt saying a woman who drinks was not a permissible taboo in their culture. See more »

Soundtracks

Saakhiya Aaj Mujhe Neend Nahin Aayegi
Sung by Asha Bhosle
Music composed by Hemanta Mukherjee
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
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Meena Kumari and Guru Dutt at their best.
24 October 2003 | by (New Delhi, India) – See all my reviews

One of the Greatest films ever made, a Classic in every sense. Meena Kumari did a great job in this Guru Dutt directed social Drama. The storyline itself is very compelling, the story as rightly told a servant falls in love with his master's wife. This one to definately watch it for an Indian Classic.


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