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Daag (1952)

| Drama, Romance
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 ... Money Lender
Laxman Rao Laxman Rao ... Raghunath
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Storyline

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Also Known As:

The Stain See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)
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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 »

Soundtracks

Hum Dard Ke Marhon Ka
Performed by Talat Mahmood
Lyrics by Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal
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Daag
24 August 2007 | by iftikharkhokherSee all my reviews

I saw this film many years ago and have seen it several times later.Evidently it is dated but Dilip Kumar's acting is superb conveying starkly the traumatic effect of alcoholism.The plot is rather weak but overall the message is clear.It is doubtful whether Hindus are buried as when the drunk and' dead 'Shankar mentions the way to the cemetery!The music is enchanting especially the songs of Talat Mahmood.Nimmi is pure gold here.Kaniyalal and Lalita Pawar lend solid support.With a little more directness Daag could have become a exemplary movie.A reflection of its time but also a milestone for Nimmi and Dilip.An understanding of the era is essential for the enjoyment of this classic because the dialog is brilliant.Not for the impatient but a must for all Dilip Kumar addicts.


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