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Shama (1961)

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A woman experiences heartbreak when she ends up arranging the marriage of the poet she secretly loves.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nimmi ...
Vijay Dutt ...
Parvez / Parwana
M. Kumar ...
Nawab Badruddin / Banke (as Kumar)
Kammo ...
Tarun Bose ...
Suraiya ...
Roshan Ara
Mumtaz Begum ...
Zeenat Begum
Tun Tun ...
Vee Aapa
Chandabala ...
Azizan (as Chandbala)
Renu Maker
Kumud Tripathi ...
Wadood (as Kummo Tripathi)
Leela Mishra ...
Dildar Begum (as Leela Misra)
Indira Bansal ...
Chammo (as Indira Bhansal)
Sunita ...
Raj Prakash ...
Parvez' Dad


Lucknow-based poet Parvez lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his parents. Also living in this household is an orphaned distant relative, Shama, who secretly loves him. He does confide in her that he is attracted to Roshan Ara, and she, though heartbroken, arranges his wedding with her. After the wedding, Roshan's brother, Dilawar, wants to wed Shama and Parvez' father accepts this alliance. Anger, rage and bitterness will surface when Shama will not only reject Dilawar but also refuse to marry anyone. But the worst is yet to come when the family will be told the real reason why she wants to remain single. Written by rAjOo (

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Drama | Musical | Romance






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1961 (India)  »

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Meri Mehmoob Tujhe Pyar Karoon, Ya Na Karoon
Music by Ghulam Mohammed (as Gulam Mahomed)
Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
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Old bollywood movie with beautiful songs
17 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie as a teenager. The movie was released in 1961. It was a black & white movie with two good heroines of the old era : Suraiya and Nimmi. I can still recall the movie since it had beautiful songs. The songs still haunt me though it is approx fifty years old. The songs were very well sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Suraiya herself.What good voices. The movie was well acted by Nimmi and Suraiya. The story line was nothing exciting. This is reason it was not successful. But worth watching because of the beautiful songs and the two gorgeous ladies : Suraiya and Nimmi. I would like to watch it again. Is it available on DVD. ?

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