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Daag (1952)

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Living a poor lifestyle with his widowed mother, Shankar sells toys for a living, but is addicted to alcohol. He is attracted to Parvati, who also lives a poor lifestyle along with her ... See full summary »

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Amiya Chakrabarty

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Rajinder Singh Bedi (dialogue) (as Rajendra Singh Bedi), Amiya Chakrabarty (story) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Dilip Kumar ... Shankar
Nimmi ... Parvati 'Paro' (as N I M M I)
Usha Kiran Usha Kiran ... Pushpa 'Pushpi' (as Usha Kiron)
Lalita Pawar ... Shankar's Mother
Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi ... Lala Jagat Narayan (as Kanaiyalal)
Jawahar Kaul Jawahar Kaul ... Shyam Sunder
Leela Mishra ... Jagat's wife (as Leela Misra)
C.S. Dubey C.S. Dubey ... Hira (as Chandra Sekhar)
Krishnakant Krishnakant ... Money Lender
Laxman Rao Laxman Rao ... Raghunath
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Living a poor lifestyle with his widowed mother, Shankar sells toys for a living, but is addicted to alcohol. He is attracted to Parvati, who also lives a poor lifestyle along with her step-brother, Jagat Narayan, his wife, and their daughter, Pushpa. After an argument with his mother, Shankar departs to the city, gives up drinking, earns a lot of money, and returns home just to time to pay off his mortgage. But his world will soon be shattered after he goes to ask for the hand of a now wealthy Parvati. This is where he will be forced to face his past, and ultimately be told that Parvati's marriage has been arranged elsewhere. Unable to live without Parvati, he takes up drinking again and heads on to a path of self-destruction. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Language:

Hindi

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Babla did a disco version of the song Dil Mere Kahin Aur Chal from the album Disco Sendation. See more »

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References Barsaat (1949) See more »

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Kahey Ko Der Lagai Re, Aaye Na Ab Tak Balma
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal
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Nimmi Shines In Mediocre Movie
25 May 2010 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Due to the fortunate death of an aunt, Paro's family inherits property and they become rich overnight. They move to a mansion while Paro's poor alcoholic boyfriend and neighbour is left behind to take care of his sick mother. Due to his severe alcoholism, he is unable to be the good son and wastes every scent on booze. Paro tries her best to help in spite her brother's disapproval. She even offers her boyfriend her jewelry so that he can exchange them for money in order to cover his mother's medical costs. But, things only get worse as circumstances become more desperate. Mehboob's 'Daag' has a similar melodramatic tone as his other films. Yet, this one is more watchable in comparison to his popular work. The script is poor and it fails to find balance. Also, the ending is abrupt and looks forced. The songs are overall good even though repetitive. Dilip Kumar's acting ranges from wooden to hammy but he is quite good in the few scenes where he's balanced. Vivacious Nimmi is wonderful and she easily steals the show. Lalita Pawar is impressive as the helplessly ill mother who is unable to take care of herself and her son. 'Daag' could have easily improved with tighter writing and editing. It's far from a terrible film, rather a mediocre movie with good and bad moments. Overall, not a bad watch if the alternative is something awful.


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