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Afsar (1950)

Synopsis Has been Written by Mr Rais Asghar, My Uncle, on 20 August 2018 (Rashid Ashraf) AFSAR-1950 Though not a blast from the past, the golden era of Indian cinema, film "AFSAR" of 1950, ... See full synopsis »

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Chetan Anand

Writers:

Chetan Anand (screenplay), Nikolay Gogol (play) (as Nikolai Gogol)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dev Anand ... Kapur
Suraiya ... Bimala
Ruma Guha Thakurta ... (as Ruma Devi)
Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi ... Village Tehsildar (as Kanhaiyalal)
Rashid Khan Rashid Khan
Manmohan Krishna Manmohan Krishna
Mohan Segal Mohan Segal
Krishan Dhawan Krishan Dhawan
Anand Pal Anand Pal
Zohra Sehgal
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Synopsis Has been Written by Mr Rais Asghar, My Uncle, on 20 August 2018 (Rashid Ashraf)

AFSAR-1950

Though not a blast from the past, the golden era of Indian cinema, film "AFSAR" of 1950, starring Dev Anand, Suriya with Kanhaiya Lal, Zohra Sehgal etc. Director Chetan Anand, Producer Dev Anand, though a really enjoyable classical comedy deep-set in a historical reality, seems to have been lost from the memory of even really old film lovers just as it has actually been lost from prints as neither DVD or Internet is available anywhere in Pakistan or even in India.

The story is skillfully set in the last era of British rule when after several historical land reforms in the subcontinent, the government faced the gigantic problem of assessing the actual incomes of landlords to net them in for state revenues. For purpose of direct assessments revenue officers were deputed, while for a larger number of indirect assessments, persons were sent and dispersed to villages in disguise of varying ...

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

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Chetan Anand remade Afsar again after 22 years as Sahib Bahadur under his banner Himalaya Production and again Dev Anand played the lead with Priya Rajvansh. See more »

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Version of Inkognito iz Peterburga (1978) See more »

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