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Daag (1952)

Not Rated | | 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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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

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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 »

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Eh Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal
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Pleasant but formulaic film featuring the wonderful Nimmi
16 July 2006 | by amerhSee all my reviews

I understand this is one of Dilip Kumar's most well known and successful films, and that he received a filmfare award for his acting in it. Still, I find his performance stilted and exaggerated, in particular in the many drunk scenes. The movie's plot is formulaic to the extreme, very melodramatic. It may have affected viewers at the time, but today it is so clichéd one can guess what happens a good 10 minutes ahead. The movie is also slow and repetitive, in particular in the the first hour, with Dilip Kumar succumbing again and again to the bottle. His character in this movie is weak and to me seems unsympathetic, although I must say I could never relate to stories about drunks or addicts. The direction, by Amiya Chakrabarty, is professional and solid, but seldom tight or original enough to thrill.

The saving grace of this movies is Nimmi, who gives an extraordinary performance, relishing every scene, laughing uncontrollably when her lover comes home, throwing herself at his feet, mouthing the words of the song with great emotion, a delicate, weak, foolish but beautiful diva. The camera loves her and she steals every scene. It is a pleasure also to watch the sets of this movie, reproducing a village entirely in the studio, with very kitschy decor elements, fake broken columns and painted sunsets. They don't film fantasy backdrops like these anymore. The music is superior, in particular the very memorable song: "Aye mere dil kahin aur chal", which is offered in three lovely and different versions.

All in all, a pleasant diversion, if not a masterpiece, memorable in particular for Nimmi. I will be looking for other films featuring her.


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