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:
Chhoti Bahu
Guru Dutt ...
Atulya Chakraborty 'Bhootnath'
Rehman ...
Chhote Sarkar
Nasir Hussain ...
Suvinoy Babu (Jaba's father) (as Nazir Husein)
Dhumal ...
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)


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 <>

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Release Date:

June 1963 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

King, Queen and Slave  »

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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 »


Koi Door Se Aawaaz De Chale Aao
Sung by Geeta Dutt
Music composed by Hemanta Mukherjee
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
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Truly a movie for Future Generations of India
21 June 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam is truly a movie for future generations of India.Even after forty eight years this movie truly lives in the heart of everybody.Frequently everybody sees during Sundays this movie. Even the future generations will be astonished when they see this one due to its great Screenplay,Realistic plot and Legend Performances.Nobody can avoid this one by saying this as a Black&White old film.Persons aspiring to become great artists must first definitely see this movie.The hearts will really feel joyful after seeing this wonderful meaningful film.I would say as a must for every Indian irrespective of language etc.Really I believe this movie well be remembered even after 100 years.Salute for the souls who had made this movie.

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