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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

Piya Aiso Jiya Mein Samaaye Gayo Re
Sung by Geeta Dutt
Music composed by Hemanta Mukherjee
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
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Intriguing, mysterious, and absolutely lovable.
23 March 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Not very often do we see films which leave a great impact on the mind after wards and leave you craving for more. SBAG is one such film. Meena Kumari's very appearance on the screen leaves you in shock, it has to be one the most beautiful screen presence on Indian screen ever. Waheeda is charming, Guru is absolutely adorable and the story is very intriguing. The scene of the pigeon game comes across as so natural that you feel yourself standing there in b/w them. An absolute gem of Hindi cinema.

I always wondered why Meena Kumari is given so much love and respect by old audience of Hindi films. After watching this film, I can safely say, that no one comes close to her if we talk about the combination of beauty and talent.

One film, which no cinema lover should ever miss.

RIP Guru Dutt, Meena Kumari, Rehman and Abrar Alvi. You have given us a rare gem. God bless Waheeda.


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