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(1965)

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This movie was made in two versions - an English version in collaboration with Pearl S. Buck and directed by Ted Danielewski to introduce Dev Anand to western audiences and of course the Hindi version directed by Dev Anand's younger brother Vijay Anand.
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The movie's song "Aaj phir jeene ki tamanna hai" was shot at Chittorgarh Fort, especially the palace of beautiful queen named 'Padmini' whose beauty has mesmerized the Khijli sultan, Allauddin Khilji. The song and the location depicts Rosie's (the female protagonist) newly found independence. Ironically, the Queen Padmini's beauty led to the downfall of Raja Ratan Singh and his tribes victory only after losing the women in a sacrificial pyre lead by the queen herself.
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The film is based on the book "The Guide" by R. K. Narayan, India's best known author in the English language.
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Vijay Anand was horrified when he read the script and thought it would ruin the image of the country abroad. He refused twice to direct the film. It was only on the third attempt by Dev Anand that he agreed.
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The movie song "Aaj phir jeene ki tamanna hai" is shot in Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan. In fact, the reflection of the heroine on one of the mirrors, during the song, is inspired from the legendary tale of Alauddin Khilji catching a glimpse of Queen Padmini on the same mirror in the main hall.
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