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Teesri Kasam (1966)

A naive bullock-cart driver falls for a traveling courtesan.



(story & dialogue) (as Phanishwar Nath 'Renu'), (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiraman / Meeta
Hira Bai
Hiraman's Bhabhi
Thakur Vikram Singh
Asit Kumar Sen ...
Mela Announcer (as Asit Sen)
C.S. Dubey ...
Krishan Dhawan ...
Vishwa Mehra
Samar Chatterjee ...
(as Samar Chatterji)
(as Hangal)
Shivji Bhai
Ratan Gaurang


After nearly getting arrested, Hiraman promises to himself that he will never assist any black-marketeer nor transport bamboo. This incident does cost him his bullock-cart but he did manage to get his two oxen away in time. He manages to save enough money to buy another cart, and is hired to take a female on a 30-hour ride to a Mela. He subsequently finds that his passenger is an attractive woman, Hira Bai, and he falls in love with her - little knowing that she is a traveling courtesan - and it is this attraction that will get him into a physical altercation as well as in the bad books of Thakur Vikram Singh. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The first film of Basu Bhattacharya as director. See more »


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Waheeda is truly lajavaab!
18 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

This film was intelligent and thoughtful, tender and achingly sad with simply gorgeous songs and the stunning Waheedaji proving she is so very much more than just a divinely beautiful face. I will give it 9.5/10 only because I was secretly hoping that the ending would be a little different, in an equally non-formulaic way. The exploration of its themes and the strength of her character are both remarkable for the era. The beginning of the film is quite simply astonishing - to literally open with a song of the calibre of sajan re jhoot mat bolo - what a foretaste of the movie's overall quality. The phrase is worn out and hackneyed now, but if any film is a 'must see' teesri kasam is that film.

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