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Ek Hi Rasta (1956)

Ek-Hi-Rasta (original title)
Amar and Malti, two orphans, lead a harmonious life with their son, Raja. However, Amar gets murdered and circumstances force Malti to marry Amar's boss, Prakash, which is not accepted by Raja.


B.R. Chopra


Mukhram Sharma (dialogue) (as Pt. Mukhram Sharma), Mukhram Sharma (screenplay) (as Pt. Mukhram Sharma) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashok Kumar ... Prakash Mehta
Meena Kumari ... Malti
Sunil Dutt ... Amar
Jeevan ... Munshi Biharilal
Yashodra Katju Yashodra Katju ... Shobha (as Yashodara Katju)
Shreenath Shreenath ... (as Shrinath)
Ravikant Ravikant
Manek Kapoor Manek Kapoor ... (as Manik Kapoor)
Uma Dutt Uma Dutt ... Panchayat member with the beard
Omi Omi
Nazir Kashmiri Nazir Kashmiri
Radhakrishan Radhakrishan ... Pyarelal (as Radha Kishen)
Kumkum ... Dancer (song "Kaisi Lagi")
Radhika Radhika ... (as Radhika)
Kumari Naaz ... Girl in Raja's birthday (singing "Bade Bhaiya Laya Hai") (as Baby Naaz)


Amar, Malti, and their young son, Raja, live a middle-class, but very harmonious life. Both Amar and Malti were brought up in an orphanage, and are always ready to help other orphans. Amar works for a kind-hearted and generous employer named Prakash Mehta, who is envious of their lifestyle, and would himself like to get married. Then one day Amar intercepts some criminal activity, which results in two employees losing their jobs, with one ending up in prison. When the prison term gets over, he runs over Amar under his truck, killing him instantly. Devastated and heart-broken, Malti hides this news from Raja and tells him that Amar is hospitalized and unable to return home. Then the towns folks start linking her with Prakash, leading to rumors being spread about their intimacy, finally resulting in Prakash proposing to her and both getting married. This settled, the two hope that life will continue and wounds will heal. But Raja expects his dad to return home, starts hating Prakash - ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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This was B.R. Chopra's first independently produced film, under his own banner, B.R. Films. See more »


Chamka Ban Kar Aman Ka Tara
Music by Hemanta Mukherjee
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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Meena Kumari at her crying best
13 May 2006 | by a-lalySee all my reviews

Ek Hi Raasta is really Daisy Irani's movie, centering around the brat Raja who is the apple of everyone's eye. If only all children around the world are doted on as this child. Very much over the top and a bit too saccharine. The film stars Daisy Irani but the movie credits list her as Roop Kumar. A stellar star cast of a young and beautiful Meena Kumari, along with a dashing young Sunil Dutt. But the second half of the film belongs to Ashok Kumar. The villains are never brought to justice, the film focuses on widowhood, remarriage and issues of step fathers and step children. The black and white photography is good, the music not quite memorable.

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