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Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)

Progressive, reform-minded young warden gets permission to take six surly murderers from prison to dilapidated country farm, to rehabilitate it and themselves through hard work and kindly guidance.

Director:

Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre (as V. Shantaram)

Writer:

G.D. Madgulkar (story & dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre ... Jailer Adinath (as V. Shantaram)
Sandhya Sandhya ... Champa
Ulhas Ulhas ... Shanker Passi (as Ullhas)
B.M. Vyas ... Jalia Nai
Paul Sharma Paul Sharma ... (as Pal Sharma)
S.K. Singh S.K. Singh
Gajendra Gajendra
G. Ingawale G. Ingawale
Chandarkar Chandarkar ... (as Chandorkar)
Tyagraj Tyagraj
Asha Devi Asha Devi ... Mother of Inmate
Shankarrao Bhosle Shankarrao Bhosle ... (as S. Bhosle)
Samar Samar
Sunil Sunil ... (as Suneel)
Baburao Pendharkar Baburao Pendharkar ... (as Babu Rao Pendharkar)
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Compassionate Jailer Adinath refuses to document an attack on him by an inmate, Kishan, and instead permits him to see his children. He is then granted permission through the IG as well as the Jail Superintendent to rehabilitate six hardened convicts - all serving life sentences for single and multiple homicides. Amongst them are Veeru Choudhry - for killing his wife; Tamana Bildar for killing a relative; Goshai Kesavgiri for killing two young children; Jalia Nai for cutting the throat of a Sahukar; bandit Shankar Passi who had killed a Zamindar, as well as Kishan himself. He takes them to an isolated house on a plot of barren land, and this is where he expects them to cultivate it, grow crops and make a living. Challenges commence from day one when the Cook, ironically named Bahadur, quits in fear, and Adinath is compelled to cook for everyone. He permits Kishan to see his two children, Govinda and Gopal, as well as his aged, near-blind mother, and even permits the children to live ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

1957 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Eyes, Twelve Hands See more »

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Rajkamal Kala Mandir See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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It was the first Indian film to have won the Golden Globe award under the Samuel Goldwyn category. See more »

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Referenced in Jawan Muhabat (1971) See more »

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Sainyya Jhoothhon Ka Bada Sartraj Nikala
Lyrics by Bharat Vyas
Music by Vasant Desai
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
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A Good movie!
8 July 2005 | by PinkaiSee all my reviews

During a phase of my life, I had a roommate who had used to sing "Ai malik tere bande hum" (O Lord, we're thy servants!) pretty often, and that was the only reason I watched this movie (the song was from this movie, he had told me!), when it was broadcast by Dordarshan, the National Television Channel of India, a few years later. And I must admit, it was a good movie. Sure, it had all those mandatory songs, but yet the songs didn't intrude into the movie, at least for an Indian such as I, used to heavy and endless dose of songs in movies.

To me, the most impressive point of this movie was its simple yet nice story (apparently based on a real-life incident), which was devoid of many so-called masalas (spices!)in spite of the era in which it was made (Compare Do Bigha Zamin for cheap sentimentality, for example) and yet executed well.

It's long-enduring impact can be seen from the spoof enacted by Annu Kapoor for a T.V. series (I don't remember its name, though) which used to be in Zee TV as recently as in 2003.


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