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Yahudi (1958)

| Action, Drama, Romance
A vengeful Jew adopts an abducted Roman child, who grows up and unknowingly falls in love with a Roman.

Director:

Bimal Roy

Writers:

Nabendu Ghosh (screenplay), Wajahat Mirza (dialogue) (as Vajahat Mirza) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sohrab Modi ... Ezra Johari
Dilip Kumar ... Shehzada Marcus
Meena Kumari ... Hannah / Lydia
Nigar Sultana ... Shehzadi Octavia
Nasir Hussain ... Brutus (as Nazir Hussain)
Anwar Hussain ... Antonio
Minoo Mumtaz Minoo Mumtaz ... Ruth (as Minu Mumtaz)
Tiwari Tiwari ... Emmanuel
Murad ... Shahensah Julius Caesar
Indira Indira ... Yasmine
Adil Adil
Vikram Kapoor Vikram Kapoor ... Leo (as Bikram Kapoor)
Kumari Naaz ... Young Lydia (as Baby Naaz)
Master Romi Master Romi ... Elijah (as Romi)
Helen ... Dancer / Singer
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Storyline

Injured by a Jewish child named Elijah, Brutus has his soldiers arrest him, and ignoring the father, Ezra's pleas, he has Elijah thrown to the lions. Ezra's servant, Emmanuel, breaks into Brutus' mansion and abducts his daughter, Lydia, and takes her to Ezra, so that he could kill her. But a grieving Ezra decides to adopt her and re-names her Hannah. Years later the father and daughter are financially well off but people continue to be oppressed by the Romans. Hannah comes to the assistance of Julius Caesar's heir, Marcus, due to an accident with his chariot, and he is smitten by her despite of his forthcoming marriage to Octavia. Unable to get her out of his mind, he dons a Jewish guise, calls himself Moshe, and dramatically befriends her and Ezra. He turns all his affections on Hannah much to Octavia's displeasure. Caesar wants him to wed but Marcus refuses, and an enraged Caesar gives him time to reconsider. Hoping that Moshe will marry her, Hannah is shocked when she witnesses him... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Action | Drama | Romance

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India

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Hindi | Urdu

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India

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Mono (RCA Sound System)
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The song Yeh Mera Deewanapan Hain had a cover version in the international album Love Trap sung by Susheela Raman, See more »

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Referenced in Khoya Khoya Chand (2007) See more »

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Bechain Dil Khoyisi Nazar
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi (as Shankar) - Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal (as Jai Kishan)
Lyrics by Shailendra
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar & Geeta Dutt
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Very Interesting Film with Good Acting
28 February 2005 | by Arifuddin7See all my reviews

It is a very interesting film and all the actors have acted very well. The Costumes are very good and it looks as if we have gone into that period. Sohrab Modi's dialog's are very effective and his voice is very good. Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari makes a very romantic pair. The Music by Shanker Jaikishen is very melodious. The locations are very nice. The dances are well done. The romantic scenes between Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari are very well executed. The direction of Bimal Roy is very good. I have seen this film about 5 times earlier and yesterday I watched it again after a gap of 2 years and still did not get bored. The present day directors should learn from these type of films.


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