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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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This was Mahmood Productions first film or as they chose to describe it in the credits, their "First Ambitious Motion Picture". The voice that speaks over the Mahmood Productions logo says, in Hindi, "Every ship does reach the shore. Those who have no oarsman, receive God's help". See more »

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Alternate-language version of Pasher Bari (1952) See more »

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Meri pyaari bindu
Lyrics by Rajendra Krishan
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Sung by Kishore Kumar, Sunil Dutt
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King of Comedy.
12 December 2003 | by (Heraganahalli, India) – See all my reviews

Mehmood, was not only a comedian's comedian. but a great actor. He left indelible mark with this movie, which will remain the Classic of Hindi Comedy. The movie was shot on Location in Mysore, where Visveshwarya the "Einstein" of India built the K.R. Sagar Dam and the breath taking Brindavan Gardens.The beauty of this movie, was the incredible casting. Sunil Dutt,was perfectly cast as the naive and stupid "Bhola" and, what a natural performance from an actor.

The newer genre of actors are pale by comparison and their mediocre talent is put on pedestal and worshiped. Rahul Dev Burman, the son of the legend Sacchin Dev Burman (Guide), created some of the best tunes ("Thumhi Dulahi" "Kehna Hai",and the greatest romantic and heart-tugging song ever in an Hindi movie "Sharm Aati Hai Magar" when 'Bindu' sings for 'Bhola' at his bed-side) for this movie, every song, is hummable immortal melody that was picture perfect on the characters, that included the greatest singing/acting talent of Kishore Kumar as "Guru". Saira Banu, who was at the peak of her career, looked gorgeous. She eventually caught the attention of the then thespian, Dilip Kumar, ending in matrimony.

The Ace, was Mehmood, with his inimitable accent and style as "Masterji" will remain forever in our memory. I would consider this movie as one of the "Top Ten Hindi Films of All Times." The only movie that would come close is "Hera-Pheri" and Paresh Rawal, is the only comedian, that would come close to the Comedic Genius--that was Mehmood.


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