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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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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
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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:
Koi Door Se Aawaaz De Chale AaoSee more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The Greatest classic in Indian film history, 22 December 2002
Author: shovon from Netherlands

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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