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Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)

Suresh Sinha, a famous director, discovers star potential in Shanti, a woman he stumbled into one rainy evening, and casts her as the lead in a film. In a twist of fate, Shanti becomes a superstar and Suresh faces a decline in his career.

Director:

Guru Dutt

Writers:

Abrar Alvi (story), Abrar Alvi (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Waheeda Rehman ... Shanti
Guru Dutt ... Suresh Sinha
Kumari Naaz ... Pramila Sinha (as Baby Naaz)
Johnny Walker ... Rocky
Mahesh Kaul Mahesh Kaul ... Rai Bahadur Verma
Veena ... Veena Varma / Veena Sinha
Minoo Mumtaz Minoo Mumtaz ... Veterinarian
Nilofer Nilofer ... (as Nilofer)
Ruby Mayer ... (as Sulochna Devi)
Sheela Vaz Sheela Vaz ... (as Sheila Vaz)
Vikram Kapoor Vikram Kapoor ... (as Bikram Kapoor)
Mehmood ... Suresh Sinha's brother
Mohan Choti Mohan Choti
Munshi Munakka Munshi Munakka ... (as Munshi Munaqqa)
Haroon Haroon
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Storyline

A popular director recruits a new actress to work for his Movie. The popularity of the movie spills over to the already strained relationship between the Director and his in-law leading to ban in his access to his own daughter. Due to the emotional turmoils, the director falls from the height, while the actress who is now the queen of industry tries to bring him back into world. Written by Shahbaz Eqbal (shahbaz.nips@gmail.com)

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Genres:

Musical | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

2 January 1959 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Flores de Papel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The melody of the song "Hum Tum Jise Kehta Hain Shaadi" was inspired by "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will be Will Be)," which was written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans and appeared in the film The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Guru (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam
Sung by Geeta Dutt
Music by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
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Most mature movie ever produced by India
29 November 2009 | by simplycrazyaboutmoviesSee all my reviews

Everyone especially my mummy used to tell me as how great is this picture but I realised it today after watching it that none of the adjectives used in the appreciation of this film is an exaggeration. It is a milestone movie as far as Indian Hindi Cinema is concerned.

Every aspect (acting, direction, music, cinematography, script ) of this movie is top notch. It's very few of those Indian pictures in which melodrama has no place.

Pyasaa, another master piece by Guru Dutt, was my all time favourite movie but after watching Kagaz Kee Phool, I have no option than to downgrade Pyasaa to number 2.

A must watch.........highly recommended...


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