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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

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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"..............and a host of others" (after the modest cast list of 17 names) See more »

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Followed by Nayee Padosan (2003) See more »

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Savariya Savariya
Lyrics by Rajendra Krishan
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Sung by Manna Dey & Mehmood
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Exciting! Great! Marvellous piece of cinema!!!!!
28 September 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

One of the best all time comedies and among the best of Indian cinema. Kishore Kumar and mahmood stand out every one in their comic timing . you keep wondering how versatile can a man be after watching kishore kumar sing and act at the same time. sunil dutt is cute and good with his dialogs. good acting . saira banu is also good. The maestro that he is , once again RD Burman proves that the genius like him are rarely born.kishore kumar and Manna Day have sung the songs awesomely. The songs "Mere samnewali khidki', "kehena Hai ", "sawariya" and the only one of its kind till date in the history of cinema "Ek Chatur naar". Kishore kumar according is the hero of the Film.


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