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Banarasi Thug (1962)

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Shyam (Manoj Kumar) lives in the city with this mother (Lalita Pawar). He has come of age, so his mother wants him to get married. She even selects a girl for him, and asks him to go and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Vijaya Choudhury ...
Koyali
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brahm Bhardwaj ...
Dulare
Vijay Dutt ...
Jogi
I.S. Johar ...
Banarasi Prasad
Manoj Kumar ...
Shyam
Malika
Lalita Pawar ...
Shyam's mom
Radhakrishan ...
Prem Prakash
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Shyam (Manoj Kumar) lives in the city with this mother (Lalita Pawar). He has come of age, so his mother wants him to get married. She even selects a girl for him, and asks him to go and meet her. shyam reluctantly agrees, and travels by train to see the girl and her parents. During his journey he comes across a con man, Banarsi Prasad (Inder Sen Johar), and his associates (Radha Kishan, and Vijay Dutt). He finds later that the con man and his associates had relieved him of his wallet. He comes across a man, living in a small village, with his daughter (Vijaya Choudhury). On the pretext of helping him, the father imprisons him, with a view of forcing him to marry his dauther. Shyam will have to rely on all his wits to get him out of this situation. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Quite good movie
31 March 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

A friend in need, Shyam-the only son of a wealthy widow, dashes to Girjapur to hold up the marriage proceeding of his friend Kesho with Son ill-reputed girl and carries along Rs. 20000/- in cash for emergencies. Wily Benarasi Prasad's aids, Mala, Dulare and Jogi are after Shyam in the same train to steal away the cash from Shyam who, somehow, out tricks them all. On arrival at Girjapur, the trio bargains off their prospective victim Shyam to Bhairav Prasad, the elder brother of Benarasi Prasad. Bhairav manipulates fake marriage between Shyam and Kioli, a girl kidnapped since childhood, and instructs Koili to knock out the cash for him. Young Koili is attracted towards Shyam and she helps him escape from the trap. Koili's loving memory averts Shyam's mission and Shyam, on reaching Kesho's house, helps through the proposed marriage of his friend with his ill-reputed fiancée. After the marriage ceremony Shyam returns to Koili's from Bhairav's fold. Benarasi, jilted lover of Koili, approaches Shyam's mother and informs her of Shyam's act of kidnapping. Misinformed mother disbelieves her son's story and turns out Koili from the house. Externed and distressed Koili encounters a blind retired Captain, Benarasi Prasad in disguise, and innocently goes along to his house. Benarasi Prasad plans out an immediate marriage ceremony with Koili, and Shyam again appears on spot in disguise of Pandit to perform the sacred rites, and takes away Koili for good, to his own house. This time under a new name Kaushalya, and introduces her as his friend's sister. The mother approves of Kaushalya as the right girl for Shyam and gives her consent for their immediate marriage. Jilted Benarasi Prasad and his aids masquerade as Sadhus in front of Shyam's house -- Shyam instructs Koili to remain shut and out of sight but mother plans to take around her would be daughter-in-law to city circus - The situations mounts to breath taking climax here, and Shyam is at his wits' end, as how to keep up his mother illusion of Kaushalya.

For convincing happy ending you will have to see "Benarasi Thug" on the screen.


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