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Baiju Bawra (1952)

| Drama, Musical, Romance
A young singer, in the time of Emperor Akbar the Great, sets out to avenge his father, killed in a disturbance near the house of a member of the Court.


Vijay Bhatt


R.S. Choudhury (revised version) (as R.S. Choudhari), R.S. Choudhury (screenplay) (as R.S. Choudhari) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Meena Kumari ... Gauri
Bharat Bhushan Bharat Bhushan ... Baijnath 'Baiju'
Surendra Surendra ... Sangeet Samrat Tansen
Kuldip Kaur ... Daku Roopmati (as Kuldeep Kaur)
Bipin Gupta Bipin Gupta ... Shahenshah Badshah Akbar
Manmohan Krishna Manmohan Krishna ... Shankar Anand
B.M. Vyas ... Mohan
Mishra Mishra ... Narpat
Radhakrishan Radhakrishan ... Ghasit Khan (as Radha Kishan)
Kesari Kesari ... Ganjoo
Rajan Haksar Rajan Haksar ... Young Baijnath
Tabassum Tabassum ... Young Gauri (as Baby Tabassum)
Rai Mohan Rai Mohan ... Swami Haridas (as Rai Mohan)
Bhagwanji Bhagwanji ... Baiju's Father
Nadir Nadir ... Hathi Singh


A young singer, in the time of Emperor Akbar the Great, sets out to avenge his father, killed in a disturbance near the house of a member of the Court. Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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Drama | Musical | Romance







Also Known As:

Baiju the Poet See more »

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Prakash Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)
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O Duniya Ke Rakhwale, Sun Dard Bhare Mere Naale
Performed by Mohammad Rafi
Composed by Naushad
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
Music on H.M.V.
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Music,music and music !!!
14 August 2016 | by mittaltushantSee all my reviews

Baiju Bawra is a divine concoction of heavenly music and romanticized emotions. The movie is about the life of a dhrupad musician and understandably, Hindustani music lies at its heart. The album composed by Naushad got him his only Filmfare award and with a cast comprising of Shakeel Badayuni as the lyricist, Mohd.Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Ustad Amir Khan and Pandit D.V.Paluskar as the singers, it is no wonder that the movie gifts the world with a timeless masterpiece.

Bharat Bhushan perfectly portrays the diverse sides of Baiju's character ranging from a romantic to a troubled revenge seeker although at many a times his emotions seem exaggerated and forced . Meena Kumari takes the limelight for her depiction of Gauri, a bubbly village girl with a pure heart and an undying devotion to Baiju. The character of Gauri is further embellished by the voice of Lata Mangeshkar and the result is simply magical.

Beneath all the layers of music and drama,the movie tries to show how big names exercise excessive power and try to overshadow the lesser known figures. It also depicts the rigidity of the caste system and how the lower income groups can be in such a setting.

The movie is a gem in the the crown of Bollywood and one that should not be missed.

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