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Mera Saaya (1966)

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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 ...
(as Tiwari)
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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Remake of Pathlaag (1964) See more »

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Tu Jahan Jahan Chalega Mera Saaya Saath Ho
Music by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
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An excellent movie
3 June 2005 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best movies of its time starring Sunil Dutt and Sadhna.It has thrill,it has mystery,it has good songs,good dances and strong performances.Sadhna gives a strong performance as a woman caught up by police and accused of being a bandit,whereas according to her she is wife of a big Thakur.Sunil Dutt gives a bravo performance in the role of a well read lawyer and a Thakur who loves his wife more than anyone but is depressed because of her death and because a young girl who resembles is wife is claiming to be his wife.The songs like "Mera Saaya",Nainon main Kajra" and all others have a strong appeal and Sadhna's dance in the songs "Nainon Wale ne" and "Jhumka Girra re" has been critically praised.On the whole I would say that the movie is a gr88 one and deserves to be seen.


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