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Anuradha (1960)

| Drama, Family | 1960 (India)
A lonely housewife, who gave up her promising singing career to marry an idealistic village-doctor, begins to regret her decision.

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(as Hrisihkesh Mukherjee)

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(dialogue), (screenplay) (as Sachin Bhowmic) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Nirmal Chaudhary
Leela Naidu ...
Anuradha Roy
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Deepak
Nasir Hussain ...
(as Nazir Hussein)
Hari Shivdasani ...
Brijeshwar Prasad Roy
Asit Kumar Sen ...
Zaminder (as Asit Sen)
Ashim Kumar
Brahm Bhardwaj
Manav Chitnis
Bhudo Advani
R.P. Kapoor
Shailen Ghosh ...
(as Shailen Bose)
M. Khopkar
Mukri ...
Atmaram
Rashid Khan ...
Ram Bharose
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Storyline

Nirmal Chaudhary becomes a doctor and starts his practice in Nandgaon, a remote village. He meets with Anuradha Roy, a well-known singer and dancer, and they fall in love while he treats her injured ankle. They get married, and re-locate to Nandgaon where Anuradha gives up her singing and becomes a housewife. She soon gives birth to a daughter, Ranu. Ten years later, Anuradha's former beau, Deepak, re-enters her life. He witnesses that she is being neglected by her overly busy husband, and asks her to leave her husband and return back to singing. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Sachin Bowmick, the story writer for Anuradha, in his biography, has stated that the music composition was initially offered to Ustaad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. Ravi Shankar got to compose the music for the film on the rebound. See more »

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Hay re woh din (Raag: JanSammohini)
written by Shailendra and set to music by Pt.RaviShankar
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
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Timeless Classic
17 March 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Many would argue that the linear and the predictable style of Anuradha's storytelling is boring and has been dated. But, there is much more in this movie that is still of much worth as it was 50 years ago. Leela Naidu's knock-out beauty, Balraj Sahni's underplayed powerhouse performance and Nasir Hussain's hard-hitting speech at the climax are as timeless as the music of this movie would be. The eventual condition, sacrifice and the would-be future of the wives, mothers and daughters of the successful men are quite relevant even after 50 years. Three cheers for Hrishikesh Mukerjee who had the guts to make such movie in 1960 when talking about women's rights was considered as against box- office success.


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