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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 »

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Koi Door Se Aawaaz De Chale Aao
Sung by Geeta Dutt
Music composed by Hemanta Mukherjee
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
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The Greatest classic in Indian film history
22 December 2002 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Surely a Masterpiece and the Greatest classic in Indian film history with 'Sholay' taking the next rung in this list. Great story, absolutely no holes in the story(very hard to find in the current genre) and perhaps the greatest female acting ever portrayed on the Indian screen, and I am talking about Meena kumari. The scene that really takes off is the part where she charges back at her husband when he calls her 'mad' and scoffs her desire to have children. That scene , every time I see just leaves me shaken and I wonder how can someone put up such an intense performance like that in front of spotboys, cameramen, assistants and other such 20 people, staring at you,huddled in one room, mind blowing stuff..!! Should have been the Oscar nominee for the best foreign film of that year...if the system still existed in India at that time. No other movie, except 'Sholay' comes close to this ever green untouchable.


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