MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 14,733 this week

Do Badan (1966)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 49 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Vikas comes from a poor family, and is attending college so that he can complete his studies, get a job, and financially look after himself and his dad. He meets with wealthy Asha at this ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(additional dialogue), (screenplay) (as G.R. Kamat) , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 150 titles
created 27 Jan 2011
 
list image
a list of 40 titles
created 16 Apr 2011
 
list image
a list of 178 titles
created 10 Jun 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 09 Dec 2011
 
a list of 3944 titles
created 16 Feb 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Do Badan" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Do Badan (1966)

Do Badan (1966) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Do Badan.
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Asha Parekh ...
Asha
Manoj Kumar ...
Vikas
Simi Garewal ...
Dr. Anjali (as Simmi)
...
Ashwini Nath
Mohan Choti ...
Mohan
Manmohan Krishna
Wasti
Dhumal ...
Mohan's dad
Huda Bihari
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wajid Khan
Lalita Kumari
Mridula Rani ...
(as Mridula)
Shivraj ...
Doctor
Edit

Storyline

Vikas comes from a poor family, and is attending college so that he can complete his studies, get a job, and financially look after himself and his dad. He meets with wealthy Asha at this college, and after a few misunderstandings, both fall in love. Vikas' dad passes during the exams, and Vikas leaves to attend the funeral, and is unable to complete his studies. Asha feels sorry for him, and arranges to get him employed with her dad, which he does so, not knowing that his employer is Asha's dad. Asha's dad wants her to get married to Ashwini, and he soon announces their engagement. Ashwini finds out that Asha is in love with Vikas, and arranges an accident for Vikas. Vikas survives the accident, but loses his eyesight. After this incident, Vikas does not want to burden himself on Asha, and strikes up a new friendship with Dr. Anjali. Meanwhile, Ashwini informs Asha that Vikas has passed away in the accident, and Asha reluctantly marries Ashwini. The question remains, will those Vikas... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Family | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Two Bodies  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Jab Chali Thandi Hawa . . .
25 October 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

First of all, I sincerely thank esteemed MS member Thomas D (tom3357) for inspiring me to write a review of this emotional love story of the sixties which is still remembered for its great songs. Do Badan is the first movie I saw on the big screen in Kolkata (then Calcutta) after moving to this metro city in 1988. I went to watch it with a lot of expectation because I was (and still am) very much impressed by its melodious and touching songs. And Do Badan lived upto my expectations.

Today is Karva Chauth, the festival of the Indian (mainly Hindu) ladies fasting for the long life of their husbands. Now what's marriage ? Does the marriage of a male and female happen through rituals or legal procedure only ? My answer is - No. The marriage, in the real sense, happens in the hearts of a male and a female. I am writing a sentence in the Urdu language - JIS-SE MOHABBAT HOTI HAI, USI SE VABASTAGI HOTI HAI AUR YE VABASTAGI HI SHAADI HAI (you are linked to whom you love and this link itself is marriage). The hearts of a man and a woman can be married despite the non-performance of rituals (or legal formality). Do Badan (two bodies) is the story of such a pair only which could not tie the sacred knot in the eyes of the society but the love that had evolved for each other was eternal, transcending the limits of bodies with merger of the souls.

Do Badan (1966) tells the story of college-mates turned lovers - Asha (Asha Parekh) and Vikas (Manoj Kumar). The difference between the statuses of Asha's rich father and poor and orphan Vikas becomes an insurmountable wall in the path of their union. Vikas leaves Asha to earn money and become worthy in the eyes of her father to ask for her hand in marriage but his rival for Asha's love, Ashwini (Pran) arranges an accident to get rid of him. Vikas survives but loses his eye-sight. Kind-hearted Dr. Anjali (Simi Grewal) serves him. On the other hand, Asha gets married to Ashwini under the wrong impression that Vikas is dead in the accident. However she is not able to love him like a wife as her emotions have died with Vikas. The twist in the tale comes when she sees Vikas singing in a party. What happens thereafter is very touching and the movie finally reaches its tragic climax, leaving a throbbing in the hearts of the viewers.

The expert in directing suspense-thrillers, Raj Khosla has excelled in the field of emotions too with Do Badan. The movie is quite interesting and the curiosity of the viewer has been well-maintained by the narrator. Despite bollywood style twists and cinematic liberties in the narrative, the viewer is nowhere let down. Cinematography is good and the bright colours provide a cooling experience to the viewer's eyes. Technically and production value wise, the movie is up to the mark. The length of the movie is also quite OK according the norms of the sixties.

The lead pair was never considered a great performer. However in this emotion-packed movie, both have done well. Asha Parekh never got accolades for her performance but she was quite pretty and the thing for which I admire her is that she was able to develop good on-screen chemistry with every hero and that covered up her average acting. Manoj Kumar has also acted properly. The greatest ever villain of bollywood, Pran has delivered a knock-out performance again. However the surprise packet of this movie is Simi Grewal who is simply lovable in the role of a kind-hearted lady doctor. She won the Filmfare award for the best supporting actress too for her performance in this movie.

The music of Do Badan is just marvellous with all the songs as memorable ones. The emotional lyrics of Shakeel Badayuni have been melodiously composed by Ravi. It contains three gems of Mohammed Rafi - Raha Gardishon Mein Har Dumb, Naseeb Mein Jiske Jo Likha Tha and Bhari Duniya Mein Aakhir Dil Ko Samjhane Kahaan Jaayen. It has Lata's great sad song - Lo Aa Gayi Unki Yaad. It contains Asha's teasing song - Matt Jaiyo Naukariya Chhod Ke. And above all, it contains - Jab Chali Thandi Hawa which is undoubtedly one of Asha's most popular songs, a real classic in terms of the tune as well as in terms of the instrumental music in which tender words have been strung like fragrant flowers in a beautiful garland. This unforgettable song links the natural phenomena with human emotions in the most impressive manner.

I had watched Do Badan in the Liberty Cinema situated at Girish Park, Kolkata (then Calcutta) on 14th October, 1988 and I am unfortunate that I have yet to watch it for the second time since then (though I watch the videos of the songs on internet). This touching love story is a treat to watch for the people liking emotional love stories and its great songs render it repeat value for sure.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Do Badan (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?