A lawyer's wife dies in his arms. Yet, another woman - identical in appearance and accused of aiding a gang of bandits - claims to be the lawyer's wife. A courtroom drama ensues.

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Complete credited cast:
Sunil Dutt ...
Thakur Rakesh Singh
Sadhana ...
Geeta / Nisha (Raina)
Jagdish Sethi
K.N. Singh ...
Prosecuting Lawyer
Anwar Hussain ...
Inspector. Daljit (as Anwar Husain)
Shivraj ...
Doctor
Ratnamala ...
Mrs. Singh (as Ratanmala)
Narbada Shankar
Kumud Bole ...
Sargam
Mukri ...
Munshiji (Banke's Friend)
Manmohan ...
Doctor (in Mental Hospital)
Ramayan Tiwari ...
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S. Nazir ...
(as Late S. Nazir)
Dhumal ...
Bankeji
Prem Chopra ...
Daku Suryavar Singh / Ranjit Singh
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Lawyer Rakesh Singh is devastated when his wife, Geeta, passes away after a brief illness. After the funeral Rakesh can think of nothing but her, and this leads him to depression. To confound this, Inspector Daljit informs him that a thug named Sunaina, who has been recently apprehended by the police alongwith members of her gang, claims that she is Geeta, Rakesh is astounded at this and goes to meet this woman, who does indeed resemble his wife. Rakesh, however, does not believe that she is his wife, as he himself had cremated her with his own hands. But this woman is adamant, the matter goes to court, which must find out whether this woman is really Geeta or an imposter, before trying her for her crimes. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Jhumka Gira Re, Bareli Ke Bazaar Mein
Performed by Asha Bhosle
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Excellent thriller and as haunting as the shadow it deals with
18 September 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

"Mera Saaya" is an incredibly striking picture and it should provide a completely pleasurable watch not only for lovers of Hindi cinema and its golden era, but also for those who love thrillers which have both tension and substance. This film is about a young lawyer who is still mourning his wife's recent death and soon learns that an alleged criminal woman who looks exactly like his late wife stands trial in court and in her defense claims to be his own wife. From then on, the story follows how Rakesh, who is totally convinced of his wife's death (having actually seen her body before it was cremated), firmly attempts to disprove her claims despite the amazingly genuine evidences she presents in court. The film has a great mix of suspense and romance, and the mystery does not get solved until the very end, although it manages to attract different assumptions from the viewers. The plot is interestingly twisted with unexpected proceedings. Raj Khosla's direction is very good; he delicately refines the film's intensity, yet makes sure the viewer keeps watching it until the fantastic ending. The film has a great Sunil Dutt, who successfully portrays the grief-stricken yet decisive Rakesh, but the greatest impact is made by Sadhana who shines in a brilliantly played dual role (even this aspect remains unclear yet unsuspected for the most part). The music is very nice, and the title song is beautifully sung by Lata Mangeshkar. All in all, "Mera Saaya" is another fine movie of 1966 (a year of many great films). I highly recommend you to watch this classic.


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