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Dosti (1964)

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Mr. Gupta passes away after an accident while on duty, leaving behind his ailing wife and school-going son, Ramnath. Both await for some compensation, and when they are informed that the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Sudhir Kumar ...
Mohan (blind boy)
Sushil Kumar ...
Ramnath 'Ramu' Gupta
Sanjay Khan ...
Ashok
Baby Farida ...
Manjula 'Manju'
Leela Mishra ...
Mausi
Nana Palsikar ...
Sharma
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Mrs. Gupta
Abhi Bhattacharya ...
Head Master
Uma Rajoo ...
Meena
Aziz
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Moolchand ...
Ashok's employee
Johnny Whisky
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Mr. Gupta passes away after an accident while on duty, leaving behind his ailing wife and school-going son, Ramnath. Both await for some compensation, and when they are informed that the company does not accept liability for Gupta's death, his wife falls down the stairs. and passes out. When Ramnath goes to fetch a doctor, he is knocked down and run over by a speeding car, losing the use of his left leg. When he returns from hospital, he finds that his mom has passed away, and his landlord has evicted him. Penniless and hungry, he roams the streets of Bombay and befriends a blind young man, Mohan, and both use their talents - playing and harmonica and singing respectively to earn some money. Mohan is on the look-out for his sister, Meena, who works as a Nurse in one of the hospitals and hopes to be reunited with her. Both friends befriend a ailing young girl, Manjula, and hope to get some money from her so that Ramnath can attend school. But fate has other plans for them, Manjula ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Gudiya Kab Tak Na Hasogi
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Music composed by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (as Laxmikant Pyarelal)
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** One of Hindi Movie Industry's Classics! **
5 June 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

First of all, I cannot believe no one has commented on this classic movie yet! I had the fortune of watching it for the first time last year and I was blown away! The honesty that the 2 almost unknown boys bring to the screen is unmatched. The movie tells the story of 2 lost - one blind and the other crippled - boys who God has given the gift of music. While they both realize they are the only ones left in the world to take care of each other, the true bonds of friendship surfaces. While the blind boy is looking for his sister, he also is making his friendship with the crippled boy stronger each day.

With some mind blowing music that brought out quite possibly Mohd. Rafi sa'ab's memorable classics like - "Chahoonga Mein Tujhe..." , "Jaane Waalon Zara..." etc, this movie is a beautiful treat to the ardent Bollywood fan. Acting wise both Sushil and Sudhir Kumar portray their roles with élan. Its a shame these 2 talents did not go beyond this mega block buster movie.

A 10 without a doubt.


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