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Director:
Writers:
Abrar Alvi (dialogue)
Bimal Mitra (novel)
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Plot:
A lowly servant, Bhootnath gets close to the wife of his employer, and narrates her story through his eyes and perspective. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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A beautifully made movie with excellent period atmosphere See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Meena Kumari ... Chhoti Bahu
Guru Dutt ... Atulya Chakraborty 'Bhootnath'
Rehman ... Chhote Sarkar

Waheeda Rehman ... 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)
Bimla Kumari
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Minoo Mumtaz ... Courtesan

Directed by
Abrar Alvi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Abrar Alvi  dialogue
Bimal Mitra  novel

Produced by
Guru Dutt .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hemanta Mukherjee  (as Hemant Kumar)
 
Cinematography by
V.K. Murthy 
 
Film Editing by
Y.G. Chawhan 
 
Art Direction by
Biren Nag  (as Biren Naug)
 
Costume Design by
Bhanu Athaiya  (as Bhanumathi)
 
Makeup Department
Amin .... wig maker
P. Baburao .... makeup artist (as Baburao)
Jayant .... assistant makeup artist
Dada Paranjpe .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
H.S. Bhattacharya .... production manager
S. Guruswami .... production in charge (as S. Guruswamy)
A.S. Khan .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Samir Chowdhury .... assistant director (as Chaudhuri)
Ghosh .... assistant director
E.G. Shinde .... assistant director
Tabish Sultanpuri .... assistant director (as Tabish)
 
Sound Department
Abdul Majid .... sound assistant
K.H.K. Rao .... sound assistant
P. Thackersey .... audiographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
M.B. Ansari .... assistant head electrician
Balan .... assistant camera
Ishwar Bidri .... assistant camera (as Ishwar)
Harbans Chadha .... additional still photographer
K.G. Prabhakar .... assistant camera (as Prabhakar)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ramlal Maheswari .... costume assistant (as Ramlal)
 
Editorial Department
S. Chakravarty .... assistant editor (as S. Chakraborty)
E.G. Shinde .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Shakeel Badayuni .... lyricist: songs
D.O. Bhansali .... associate song recordist (as D.O. Bansali)
Asha Bhosle .... playback singer (as Asha Bhonsle)
Geeta Dutt .... playback singer
Minoo Katrak .... song recordist
Hemanta Mukherjee .... playback singer (as Hemant Kumar)
Risbert .... assistant music
 
Other crew
Sudarshan Kumar .... dances
K. Razdan .... publicist
Sohanlal .... dances
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Master, Mistress and Servant" - India (English title) (informal literal title)
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Runtime:
152 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Soundtrack:
Na Jao Saiyan Chudaake BaiyanSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A beautifully made movie with excellent period atmosphere, 7 September 2002
Author: bsvprasad from Hyderabad, India

A beautifully made movie of the travails of an aristocratic woman in late 19th century Calcutta neglected by her husband as seen by a sympathetic lower-class acquaintance. The woman is ever the faithful wife, always trying to win the attention of her drunkard & womaniser husband and failing.

Excellent period atmosphere, and superb acting by Meena Kumari. Waheeda Rehman provides the glamour, but her role is superfluous. Abrar Alvi is credited with the direction, but grapevine has it that it was the great Guru Dutt himself who directed the movie. It certainly has the Guru Dutt stamp.

Satyajit Ray's Charulata has a similar theme & is set in the same period, but unfortunately I haven't seen it so can't compare both.

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