7.4/10
14
1 user 1 critic

Kalpana (1960)

Widower Amar leads a middle-class lifestyle in Bombay along with his widowed mom, and a daughter, Munni, whose mom passed away just 3 days after giving birth and makes a living working as ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Rakhan)

Writers:

(dialogue), (story) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Johar
...
Kishoribai
Sunder ...
D'Souza
S. Nazir
Balam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Baby Farida ...
Munni
Brahm Bhardwaj ...
Chairman of Bharti Kala Kendra
...
Amar
...
Kalpana
Ragini ...
Asha Devi
Edit

Storyline

Widower Amar leads a middle-class lifestyle in Bombay along with his widowed mom, and a daughter, Munni, whose mom passed away just 3 days after giving birth and makes a living working as the Principal of Bharti Kala Kendra. When he goes for a vacation to Kashmir with his Butler, D'Souza, he meets with and falls in love with a woman named Kalpana and includes her in his painting. They meet several times and are drawn to each other. One day when Amar goes to propose, he finds out they have left for an unknown destination. When he returns home by train he meets with another young woman, Asha, who he subsequently hires as the Kendra's Dance Instructress. He takes her home to meet his mom, and Munni, and both approve of her hoping that she will marry Amar. Then Amar watches Kalpana performing a dance item in the theater, meets with her and both rekindle their romance. Asha notices this and steps away, albeit heartbroken. Amar asks Kalpana to go and meet his mother and Munni, which she ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Tu Hai Mera Prem Devta
Sung by Mohammad Rafi & Manna Dey
Music composed by O.P. Nayyar
Lyrics by Qamar Jalalabadi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A nice movie with a fabulous music and dance scores.
28 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kalpana is a story about an artist and principal of a dance academy Amar (Ashok Kumar)falling in love with dance artist Kalpana (Padmini)but everything goes topsy turvey when Kalpana's past is disclosed being a courtesan. However the entire story was very nicely paced with some of it in picturesque Kashmir reminding some of the scenes from Madhumati with Bimal Roy being the editor of Kalpana and the opening scene resembled almost the same as in Madhumati where Vyjainthimala was singing "Aja re pardesi" and Dilip Kumar was looking her in the hills. Ashok Kumar played the role of Amar in a very dignified way and handled some of the romantic scenes very well. Ragini as Asha Devi was wonderful with her acting as well as the dance numbers. The film has some classic dance sequences with Padmini and Ragini being two of the famous Travancore sisters and with mastero O.P, Nayar's music these dance sequences were extremely well done and entertaining. The film shows Padmini's talent as a dancer with having command of almost every type of dancing including baiji, religious, Shib Jatra and Bharatnatyam. The sequence with Ragini in the dream sequence reminded me of the great competition between her and Vyjainthimala in the Telegu movie "Vanjikkootai Vaaliban :" I give Kalpana seven out of ten.


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

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.