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Rajendra Krishan (dialogue)
K. Shankar (screenplay)
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Ashok and Kishore (Shammi Kapoor and Sanjeev Kumar respectively) are two room-mates, living in a hostel... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Shammi Kapoor ... Ashok
Sadhana ... Shobha Dayal

Sanjeev Kumar ... Kishore Dayal

Pran ... Prakash

Johnny Walker ... Chaman (as Jhony Walkar)
Helen ... Meena
Sulochana Latkar ... Mrs. Din Dayal (as Sulochana)
Raj Mehra ... Din Dayal
Anwar Hussain ... Madan (as Anwar Husain)
Dhumal ... Hostel Warden
Shivraj ... Dharamdas (as Shivaraj)
Prem Kumar
Rajan Kapoor ... Shekhar
Ratnamala ... Dance Institute Manager (as Ratna Mala)

Directed by
K. Shankar 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rajendra Krishan  dialogue (as Rajinder Krishan)
K. Shankar  screenplay (as K. Shanker)
Madurai Thirumanam  (as Maduri Thirumaran)

Produced by
M.C. Ramamurthy .... producer
Original Music by
Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal  (as Jaikishan)
Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi  (as Shankar)
Cinematography by
Sudhin Majumdar (director of photography)
Film Editing by
K. Sankunny  (as K. Sankunni)
K. Shankar 
G. Veluswamy 
Art Direction by
Sant Singh 
Makeup Department
Dinu Indulkar .... makeup artist (as Deenu)
Vijaya Kamat .... hair stylist
Shyam Khandekar .... assistant makeup artist (as S. Khandekar)
S.N. Natekar .... assistant makeup artist
Raju .... assistant makeup artist
Khurshid Ramwala .... hair stylist
Ram Tipnis .... makeup artist (as Tipnis)
Production Management
B.C. Shekhar .... assistant production manager (as B.C. Sekar)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jamal Amrohi .... assistant director
Devan .... assistant director
K. Rajan .... assistant director
Art Department
Y.H. Bisley .... assistant art director (as Y.A. Bhisale)
R.G. Gaekwad .... assistant art director (as Gaikwad)
Sound Department
Mangesh Desai .... sound re-recordist: Rajkamal
Special Effects by
R. Chaudhury .... titles background
Syed Galib .... titles writer (as S. Ghalib)
M.A. Hafeez .... assistant: V. Madan Mohan
V. Madan Mohan .... main titles
V. Madan Mohan .... special effects
R.N. Nambiar .... action coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Dilip Dutta .... assistant camera
B.S. Nikam .... assistant camera
R.N. Nagaraja Rao .... still photographer
H.M. Sheikh .... assistant camera
Basant Lal Verma .... assistant camera (as B.L. Varma)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Francis .... costumes
A. Hayath .... costumes
A. Kader .... costumes (as A. Kadar)
Editorial Department
Ashok .... assistant editor
Babu Raje .... assistant editor
Music Department
Asha Bhosle .... playback singer (as Asha Bhonsle)
Sebastian D'Souza .... music assistant (as Sebastian)
Manna Dey .... playback singer
Minoo Katrak .... song recordist: Famous
Kaushik .... song recordist: Filmcenter
Mohammad Rafi .... playback singer (as Mahammed Rafi)
Dattaram Wadkar .... music assistant (as Dattaram)
Other crew
A.K. Chopra .... choreographer: South
S.L. Jain Kal .... production staff
G. Gopal Krishnan .... administrator (as G. Gopala Krishnan)
Narayan .... assistant technical advisor
E.B. Rajah .... administrator
N.L. Ranganathan .... publicist (as N.L. Renganathan)
K. Razdan .... publicist
Lawrence Rodrigues .... assistant technical advisor (as L. Rodrique)
K. Sivadas .... administrator
J.F.H. Van der Auwera .... technical advisor: Filmcenter (as Van der Auwera)

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Good Storyline & Great Performances by Shammi Kapoor & Sanjeev Kumar, 19 November 2012
Author: abhishek kumar from India

Sachaai was released in the year 1969 when Shammi Kapoor was almost on the verge of getting retired as a romantic hero of Hindi Cinema.Whereas,Sanjeev Kumar was a rising star at that point of time.It was an unusual pair at that point of time because i don't think both these brilliant actors have worked together in many films and perhaps,this may be the only film in which they have shared screen space.It's a treat to watch both these Superstars together.

This film has a great story of two college friends having different ideologies.Shammi Kapoor plays a conman who is dishonest and earns money by fooling innocent people whereas Sanjeev Kumar plays a simple,honest young man who lives with his own set of principles. One day after completing his education,Sanjeev Kumar gets to know about his father's evil practices and he leaves his house angrily to take refuge in Shammi Kapoor's house.But when he gets to know about the ill practices of Shammi Kapoor, he refuses to stay in his house and leaves from there also.Then,Sanjeev Kumar gets in contact with a thief,a character brilliantly played by Pran. What happens next is very interesting.Shammi Kapoor gets in contact with Sanjeev Kumar's sister,played by Sadhana and her mother.How they change his life and how the life of Sanjeev Kumar changes after he meets Pran is very interesting to watch.I won't reveal much about the movie because it has to be seen to understand the importance of good story-telling which used to be the hallmark of yesteryear's Hindi films.

Johny Walker plays side-kick to Shammi Kapoor and is a treat to watch.Other character actors have performed well.Sadhana looks cute and acts well.Pran is brilliant as usual.Helen plays the role of Pran's sister and does justice with her role.But,the movie belongs to Shammi Kapoor & Sanjeev Kumar.Specially,the performance & acting of Sanjeev Kumar in the second half of the film has to be seen to understand.The climax is handled pretty well.I recommend this movie to all the fans of Shammi Kapoor & Sanjeev Kumar.

The songs are good.Specially,Ae dost mere maine duniya dekhi hai is a very hummable duet song sung by Mohd.Rafi & Manna Dey and is picturized on Shammi Kapoor & Sanjeev Kumar.

Recommended to all. My Rating 9/10.

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