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Barsaat (1949)

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Pran and Gopal fall in love with village girls while on a holiday. After returning home, Gopal continues to flirt with other girls. But Pran realizes that he has truly fallen in love.


Raj Kapoor


Ramanand Sagar (dialogue), Ramanand Sagar (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





Complete credited cast:
Nargis ... Reshma
Raj Kapoor ... Pran
Prem Nath ... Gopal
K.N. Singh ... Bholu
Cuckoo ... Ruby
Nimmi ... Neela
B.M. Vyas
Ratan Gaurang
Vishwa Mehra Vishwa Mehra ... (as Wishwa Mehra)
Dolly Baldev Dolly Baldev ... Lily
B.N. Khera B.N. Khera
Prakash Arora Prakash Arora
Pushpa Bimla Pushpa Bimla
Master Sandow Master Sandow ... (as M. Sandow)


Pran and Gopal are traveling in a convertible in the Indian countryside but the car breaks down. Near Satpur they come across a village and rest there for a few days. While there Gopal meets with Neela, while Pran meets with Reshma, and the couples fall in love with each other. Gopal, who fancies himself a Casanova of sorts, has no qualms whatsoever of leaving Neela and going out with other women, while Pran is unable to get Reshma out of his mind. The two leave, promising to return during the monsoon season. While in the city, Pran is unable to make up his mind about returning to Reshma, and Gopal prefers the company of two dancing girls, Lily and Ruby, not knowing that Reshma is shortly to be married to Bholu, while Neela, on the verge of killing herself, is anxiously awaiting Gopal's return. Watch what happens when Bholu takes Reshma to the city. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama | Romance | Musical


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Debut of Ramanand Sagar as writer his very first film in biography. See more »


Referenced in Jalwa (1987) See more »


Hawa mein udta jaaye
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal (as Shankar-Jaikishan)
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
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What a film!
3 October 2006 | by beebopboy34See all my reviews

i've been in a Raj Kapoor mood lately.first of all i consider the man my mentor because everything that he's done,i want to do.i eventually want to be and actor/director for my films.i want great music for my films.i want people to appreciate my work.

on with Barsaat.this film has been done so well.forget the Barsaat of 1995 and 2005.if you want to see a film called Barsaat,than you must go all the way back to 1949.when the credits show at the beginning of the movie it says Starring Nargis before it says Raj Kapoor and i have to say that it is true.this is Nargis's film.she's acted brilliantly.she's the life and soul of this movie.Nargis is Reshma.you can see it in her eyes,her expression,and everything she says.this is probably her best performance to date.i hope eventually someone will put this film into color.

Raj Kapoor did a fabulous job acting,directing,and producing this film.this is amongst his best performances.you can tell in the scene when him and Nargis go on their first boat ride.Shankar Jaikishan's music is up to par.

the only fault in this film is the fact that there's a song every 15 to 20 minutes.too many songs.otherwise a brilliantly made film.


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Release Date:

21 April 1949 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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