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Padosan (1968)

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A simple man from a village falls in love with his new neighbor. He enlists the help of his musical-theater friends to woo the lovely girl-next-door away from her music teacher.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sunil Dutt ...
Saira Banu ...
Bindu
Mehmood ...
Master Pillai (AKA Masterji) (as Mahmood)
Kishore Kumar ...
Vidyapathi
Om Prakash ...
Pratap Singh
Agha ...
Bindu's Father
Mukri ...
Banarasi
Sunder ...
Pandit Janki Prasad
Ganga
Praveen Paul ...
Bindu's Mother
Keshto Mukherjee ...
Calcuttiya (as Kesto)
Raj Kishore ...
Lahori
Dulari ...
Mrs. Pratap Singh
Ratna ...
Bindu's mom
Moolchand ...
Huzoori (as Mulchand)
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Bhola (Sunil Dutt) is a simple minded young man who has taken a vow to act according to the book of shashtras, which dictate that a man must marry when he is of the right age. He meets with lovely Bindu (Saira Banu) and falls head in love with her. Coincidentally, Bindu moves in next to his house. Bhola is thrilled, but soon despairs when he learns that Bindu has given her heart to Master Pillai (Mehmood). Bhola's friends Vidyapathi (Kishore Kumar), Banarasi (Mukri), and others belonging to an acting troupe, assist in hoodwinking Bindu to get attracted to Bhola, and thereby getting his love life back, but there are unexpected twists and turns, and Bhola's lies are exposed, making Bindu return to her plans to marry Master Pillai. Songs include: "Me chali me chali dekho pyar ki gali mujhe rokhe na koi..."; "Bhai bathur ab jaienge kitni door, najook najook meri jawani chalne se majboor..."; "Ik chatur naar karke singhar mere man ke duar ye goosath jaat..."; "Sarm ahti hai magar aaj yeh ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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While filming 'Meri Bindoo', the usual choreographer was not present. Kishore Kumar volunteered and the whole cast was briefed with the lyrics. He began dancing, mostly silly actions according to the lyrics and instructed rest to follow him. The following sequence is considered to be one of the most funny music videos in Indian Cinema. See more »

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Ek chatur naar karke singaar
Lyrics by Rajendra Krishan
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Sung by Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Mehmood
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a masterpiece of Indian cinema
24 August 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Really this was an awesome movie, a way ahead of its time and yet refreshing.

After watching this movie yesterday i get to consider myself a fool not to watch this one till now. This was a real Indian gem and needs to be watched by every person being an Indian movies fan by heart.The most amazing character of this movie is that of Kishore Kumar playing a role of Love guru leading his guy to the ultimate goal of his love.Talking about "Saira Bano" she was looking so beautiful and gorgeous as always. Sunil Dutt was good playing a character a typical Indian by heart. In nutshell a really fantastic movie with amazing leading characters.


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