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:
Thakur Rakesh Singh
Geeta / Nisha (Raina)
Jagdish Sethi
K.N. Singh ...
Prosecuting Lawyer
Anwar Hussain ...
Inspector. Daljit (as Anwar Husain)
Shivraj ...
Ratnamala ...
Mrs. Singh (as Ratanmala)
Narbada Shankar
Kumud Bole ...
Mukri ...
Munshiji (Banke's Friend)
Manmohan ...
Doctor (in Mental Hospital)
Ramayan Tiwari ...
(as Tiwari)
S. Nazir ...
(as Late S. Nazir)
Dhumal ...
Daku Suryavar Singh / Ranjit Singh


Rakesh gets married to Geeta and goes to London for further studies for 3 years after a year he comes to know about Geeta's illness and returns back and Geeta dies in his arms,Rakesh goes in depression and lives with her memories.One day inspector Daljit comes to meet Rakesh and tells him about a bandit Raina they caught on other day who claims to be his wife,Rakesh meets her and is shocked that she totally resembles Geeta. Rakesh doesn't agree to this as Geeta died in his arms,but Raina tells such things about Rakesh that only a wife would know but it is impossible for Geeta to be alive as she was Cremenated in front of whole village. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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The film was remake of Marathi film Pathlag 1964 staring well known actor Girish Ghanekar. See more »


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Nainon Mein Badra Chhaye
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
Music by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
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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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