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Teesri Kasam (1966)

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

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Hiraman / Meeta
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Hira Bai
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Hiraman's Bhabhi
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Thakur Vikram Singh
Asit Kumar Sen ...
Mela Announcer (as Asit Sen)
C.S. Dubey ...
Birju
Krishan Dhawan ...
Lalmohar
Vishwa Mehra
Samar Chatterjee ...
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Pardesi
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Shivji Bhai
Mansaram
Ratan Gaurang
Pachhi
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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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One of the best Hindi movie
28 January 2005 | by (Hyderabad) – See all my reviews

When I look at the past I really feel sorry for Indian cinema. A sensitive and poetic film of this class sank at the box office, leading to the death of its producer Shailendra due to financial crisis. This film is today recognized as one of the best movie by all critics and actors. Film is based on a story of the Phanishwer Nath Renu, one of renowned Hindi writers.

This film portrays story of Hiraman, a bullock cart driver and a dancer Hirabai. Hirabai is attracted to Hiraman due to his simplicity. She is going to a fair by Hiraman's bullock cart to perform in drama. The bond between two grows stronger as the day passes at fair. But finally as the fair comes closer to end, the parting seems imminent due to external factors. Finally when fair is over, Hirabai has to go and two separates.

To quote Star and Style's review of the film, "The way the cart driver and nautanki dancer meet, talk and discover each other and themselves at the same time and the manner in which they part are like a poem on celluloid with a thread of pain running through it." Raj Kapoor and Vaheeda Rehamn has given the best performances of their career. Songs are worth listening for hours. A must watch.


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