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Yasmin (1955)

A powerful and princely Sheikh lives in 18th Century Persia, makes a living renting out properties, and recovering taxes and dues on them. He lives in a palatial house with his wife, Zubeda... See full summary »


S.N. Banerjee (dialogue), Jagdish Kanwal (dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suresh ... Ahmed
Vyjayanthimala ... Yasmin
Jayant ... Sheikh
Rashid Khan Rashid Khan
Maruti Maruti ... (as Maruti Rao)
S.N. Banerjee S.N. Banerjee ... Yasmin's Father (as S.N. Banerji)
Shyam Kumar Shyam Kumar ... Zafar
Mumtaz Begum Mumtaz Begum ... Zubeda Sheikh (as Mumtaz)
Rajan Haksar Rajan Haksar ... Ahmed's Friend
Amrit Rana Amrit Rana
Habib ... Sardar
Wahidan Wahidan
M.A. Khan M.A. Khan
Akbar Bakshi Akbar Bakshi ... (as Bakshi)
Wajid Khan Wajid Khan


A powerful and princely Sheikh lives in 18th Century Persia, makes a living renting out properties, and recovering taxes and dues on them. He lives in a palatial house with his wife, Zubeda, and son, Ahmad. When Ahmad grows up, Zubeda notices that he is spending too much time with women in their harem, and wants his father to get him involved in their business. Sheikh accordingly instructs Ahmad to collect all revenue, which he does so. A few days later, Sheikh is informed that Ahmad has been spending time with a friend named Farid, and is romantically involved with a dancing girl named Yasmin. A visibly upset Sheikh accordingly warns Ahmad to mend his ways, give up on Yasmin and return home, where he has planned his marriage with Nadira, the daughter of Amir Qasim. Ahmad does return home, but refuses to marry Nadira, and runs away from home to be close to Yasmin, knowing fully well that Yasmin is connected with a group of gypsy thugs, who use her charms to lure wealthy young men to ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A.R.Kardar took C.Ramchander to compose music for Yasmin instead of Naushad as he was the music composer for the film made by A.R.Karder. See more »


Referenced in Sadhna (1958) See more »

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Return of the Son of the Sheik (a musical)
31 October 2017 | by skinnybertSee all my reviews

Nicely filmed if rather standard desert melodrama of abduction and romance.

Without giving details about the plot, I'll just point out that practically everything about "Yasmin" -- plot, sets, style, costumes, character appearances etc -- is lifted directly from the 1926 Rudolf Valentino film "Son of the Sheik". Even the main actor looks like he was chosen based on resemblance to Valentino. To his credit, Suresh is every bit as handsome), but the strong point of "Son of the Sheik" was that Valentino played two roles -- father and son -- and did both excellently.

On the other hand, "Son of the Sheik" didn't have songs, and "Yasmin" has about ten -- all very good too. Vijayanthimala is an expert dancer, and if this isn't her most impressive footwork, she's still a great classic beauty (something the 50s - 60s really excelled at).

The real star of "Yasmin" is the beautiful black-and white look -- despite the occasionally stagebound scenes, the viewer can lose themselves in the romanticized high desert feel this film is striving for. I expect it played much better on the big screen. On DVD, just worth seeing

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