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Dastan (1950)

Indira (Suraiya) is an orphan brought up the strict and uprighteous Rani (Veena). Indira grows up to be a beauty and is sought by three suitors Raj (Raj Kapoor), Kundan (Al Nasir), and ... See full summary »

Director:

Abdul Rashid Kardar (as A.R. Kardar)

Writers:

S.N. Banerjee (dialogue), S.N. Banerjee (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Suraiya ... Indira
Raj Kapoor ... Raj
Veena ... Rani
Suresh ... Ramesh
Al Nasir Al Nasir ... Kundan
Pratima Devi Pratima Devi ... Ramesh's mom (as Protima Devi)
Murad Murad ... Father
S.N. Banerjee S.N. Banerjee ... Shambhu Dada (as Banerji)
Laxman Laxman ... (as Lakshman)
Surendra Surendra ... (as Surinder)
Shakila
Baby Anwari Baby Anwari
Swartha Swartha
Krishna Kumar Krishna Kumar
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Indira (Suraiya) is an orphan brought up the strict and uprighteous Rani (Veena). Indira grows up to be a beauty and is sought by three suitors Raj (Raj Kapoor), Kundan (Al Nasir), and Ramesh (Suresh). Rani does not like Indira to marry into her family as both Raj and Kundan are her brothers, and she wants Indira to marry Ramesh, and as such arranges a meeting with Ramesh's mom (Pratima Devi) and finalizes the marriage. Indira does not appreciate this and refuses to marry Ramesh. Raj speaks of his love with Rani, and Rani warns him that Indira is to marry Ramesh, but also has an on-going affair with his brother Kundan. Who does Indira really love? Will she ever marry her dream man? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Also Known As:

Dastaan See more »

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Musical Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A triangular love story with some humor and good songs
24 February 2013 | by dbhattacSee all my reviews

Dastan is one of Suraiya's films where she is not a begum or a princess but a humble orphan girl living with a wealthy family. Here in this film she played suitor to three possible persons and one of them is no other than Raj Kapoor. The movie is well directed by A.R. Kardar with some melodious music by Naushad assisted by Golam Muhammed. Suraiya displayed great acting skill as well as she sang a couple of very nice songs. This was the period when Suraiya was at her peak of her career and made a few hits acting opposite some of the big names. The dialogue was well written and Veena as the strict disciplinarian acted very well. Raj Kapoor's antics were a bit excessive but still was enjoyable. I graded it as a seven out of ten.


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