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Dosti (1964)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Musical | 6 November 1964 (India)
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Friendship of a lonesome studious blind boy with a crippled street singer.

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Complete credited cast:
Sudhir Kumar ...
Mohan (blind boy)
Sushil Kumar ...
Ramnath 'Ramu' Gupta
Sanjay Khan ...
Ashok
Baby Farida ...
Manjula 'Manju'
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Mausi
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Sharma
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Mrs. Gupta
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Uma Rajoo ...
Meena
Aziz
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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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"Chahunga Main Tujhe Saanjh Savere" had a cover version in the song "Bring It Inna Bottle" by Humter and Peter Ram. See more »

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Jaanewalo Zara
Sung by Mohammad Rafi
Music composed by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (as Laxmikant Pyarelal)
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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One of the best movies ever made
28 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

I stumbled across this great movie in a somewhat unusual way. I was an American student in Cairo, on a fellowship to study Arabic, way back in 1971. I'm not sure exactly why I bought a ticket and went to see this movie, but I came out feeling as though everything in my life had changed, a little bit anyway.

I went back to America and then the search began. I found an old recording of the soundtrack -- made in Dum Dum, India as I recall. The songs were one of the best parts of the movie, and so in this way I came to know the soaring voice of M. Rafi, a man with a voice to rival Luciano.

But I could never find a videotape, or a DVD, or anything, until FINALLY this week I was able to order a DVD from Music House in the UK. I have my fingers crossed! :-) This review is mostly to let others know that there is a DVD out there.


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