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Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical | 7 December 1962 (India)
A lowly servant, Bhootnath gets close to the wife of his employer, and narrates her story through his eyes and perspective.

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Abrar Alvi

Writers:

Abrar Alvi (dialogue), François-Xavier Durandy (French adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meena Kumari ... Chhoti Bahu
Guru Dutt ... Atulya Chakraborty 'Bhootnath'
Rehman ... Chhote Sarkar
Waheeda Rehman ... Jaba
Nasir Hussain ... Suvinoy Babu (Jaba's father) (as Nazir Husein)
Dhumal ... Bansi
D.K. Sapru ... Chaudhary (Majhle Sarkar) (as Sapru)
Harindranath Chattopadhyay ... Ghari Babu (as Haren Chatopadhyay)
Pratima Devi Pratima Devi ... Badi Bahu
Ranjit Kumari Ranjit Kumari
S.N. Banerjee S.N. Banerjee ... Tanga Driver without a turban (as S.N. Bannerji)
Krishan Dhawan Krishan Dhawan ... Master Babu (as Kishen Dhawan)
Jawahar Kaul Jawahar Kaul
Vikram Kapoor Vikram Kapoor ... (as Bikram Kapoor)
Mukund Banerjee Mukund Banerjee ... (as Mukund Bannerji)
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Storyline

A Zamindar neglects his wife and prefers the company of alcohol and dancing girls. The decadence of the Bangali Zamindar milieu and the raising bourgeoisie in the late 19th century, seen through the eyes of a young upward mobile rustic seeking fortune in Calcutta, and fascinated by the lady of the house... Written by Dirk Muysers <dirk.muysers@cginn.cgs.fr>

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Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

7 December 1962 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

King, Queen and Slave See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"Piya Aiso Jiya Mein" was sampled and remixed for the internationally released album DeXtrA vs Bollywood by DeXtrA. See more »

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Piya Aiso Jiya Mein Samaaye Gayo Re
Sung by Geeta Dutt
Music composed by Hemanta Mukherjee
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
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Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam and Bimal Roy's Devdas
29 June 2008 | by srikspSee all my reviews

when asked i always reply "there are only two Indian films that i adore and first one is Bimal Roy's Devdas and second guru Dutt's sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. generally speaking Indian films are pretty bad. but these two gems are absolute beauties. but that was the golden age of Hindi films. films of that era really had some class. current Indian films are absolutely pathetic at best. Devdas: why was it great - brilliant direction of Bimal Roy. he actually was the cinematographer for the earlier version by Pc Barua. and second Dilip Kumar's portrayal of devdas. i believe it is mainly due to Bimal Roy's direction, he knew how to utilize dilip kumar's talents. secondly it ms. Suchitra Sen's portrayal of Parvati. sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam: guru Dutt's direction, brilliant performances by Meena Kumari, Rehman and guru Dutt.


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