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Howrah Bridge (1958)

Not Rated | | Musical, Thriller
Prem Kumar, a businessman from Rangoon, travels to Calcutta to try and track down his brother's murderer and recover a priceless family heirloom.


Shakti Samanta


Ranjan Bose (screenplay), Ranjan Bose (story) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Madhubala ... Edna
Ashok Kumar ... Prem Kumar / Rakesh
K.N. Singh ... Pyarelal
Om Prakash ... Shyamu, Tangewala
Madan Puri ... John Chang
Dhumal ... Uncle Joe
Kammo Kammo ... Chhamia
Sunder ... Bhiku / Bhikarilal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brahm Bhardwaj ... Madan & Rakesh's dad
Helen ... Dancer / Singer
Mehmood ... Wedding Dancer
Minoo Mumtaz Minoo Mumtaz ... Wedding Dancer
Chaman Puri Chaman Puri ... Madan


Rakesh lives with his brother, Madan, and his dad in Rangoon. Madan has fallen into bad company and steals the family heirloom, in the shape of a dragon, some cash and runs away to India. Shortly thereafter, his dead body is found under Calcutta's Howrah Bridge. Rakesh travels to Calcutta in order to find out the mystery behind Madan's death, and also try to recover the family heirloom. His investigations take him to a shady hotel run by Uncle Joe, where an attractive dancer named Edna performs a dance every night. Rakesh finds himself attracted to Edna, and he confides in her why he is here and she decides to assist him. Rakesh comes to know that a man named Bhiku had witnessed his brother's murder, and sets off to find him. Before he could meet him, Bhiku goes missing and no one knows about his whereabouts. Watch what Rakesh does next in order to solve this mystery, recover the heirloom, continue to woo Edna, and catch his brother's killers. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Musical | Thriller


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Sung by Geeta Dutt
Music composed by O.P. Nayyar
Lyrics by Qamar Jalalabadi
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this Bollywood movie to be seen for its antique value
27 November 2012 | by pvsavlaSee all my reviews

saw this film for its antique value, being passionate about Bollywood movies. As boxofficeindia.com rightly depicts the status of this film amongst all those released in 1958 as 'Above average' because this picture is worth watching only for its two popular songs, story and Howrah bridge in that order. This was the first film of Shakti Samant as producer and a good one to begin with. Although Ashok Kumar and Madhubala were very popular for those times, but they did not seemed to be an extra ordinary pair, as Ashok Kumar, appeared slightly above age as the main hero against the young Madhubala, irrespective of the same, one did not mind seeing them together for their acting. Anyone who has time and has made it a point to see all the Top 10 popular films of a particular year, then it is worth it. Overall it is not going to disappoint to see this film.

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