Disillusioned with his wealthy friends, a male goes to live in the slums and falls in love with a burglar's sister.

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Manmohan / Shyam
Mala Sinha ...
Shyama
Lalita Pawar ...
Chawl Dweller
Sudesh Kumar ...
Sudesh (as Sudesh)
Mubarak ...
Shamnarain
Agha ...
Banke
Sunder ...
Garibu
Helen ...
Woman Wooed by Banke
Krishan Dhawan ...
Deepak (as Krishen Dhawan)
Niranjan Sharma ...
Chawl Dweller
Raja
Ramlal
Kusum Thengdi
Chand
Rani ...
Dancer / Singer (as Rani Nrityashromani)
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On his birthday, wealthy Bombay-based Manmohan, whose father, Shamnarain, is overseas, finds out that he does not have any real friends. Disillusioned, he returns home, and that night overpowers a burglar, Sudesh. He decides to not call the police on the condition that he lets him live in the slums, to which Sudesh agrees, and takes him to a shanty Chawl. The next day, Manmohan, who now calls himself Shyam, meets Sudesh' sister, Shyama, and both are attracted to each other. He then sub-lets a room from a dweller, known as Mausi, and starts to sell ice-cream on the streets as a living. He indirectly uses his wealth and influence to help some of the impoverished residents. He then proposes to Shyama and she accepts - and it is this acceptance that will soon pit him not only against his snobbish and enraged father - but also against Sudesh as well as a much-feared gangster, Ranvir, who wants to wed Shyama at any and all costs. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Way too bad
26 December 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The plot of this film is similar to the later Asli naqli(1962) starring again Devanand. But while Asli Naqli was an entertaining watch, this just dulls down the hole.

A rich man(played by Dev anand), disillusioned by his life, goes to live among the poor and falls in love with a girl(played by Mala Sinha). The narrative starts in an adsorbing manner but soon starts to slow down, melodramatic sequences take over and the quality of the movie takes a beating.

The film has a couple of good songs, like "Koi Sone Ke Dilwala" but then that it is. The album isn't a match-winner here. Coming to the acting part, apart from Dev Anand, most of the others deliver below average performances.

It would be better to see Asli Naqli made on the same subject rather than this dull, dreary film.


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