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Bandini (1963)

During the British Raj of the 1930s, a prison-doctor falls in love with a convict who eventually reveals the story of her past and her connection to a freedom fighter.

Director:

Bimal Roy

Writers:

Jarasandha (story), Nabendu Ghosh (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashok Kumar ... Bikash Ghosh
Nutan ... Kalyani
Dharmendra ... Devendra (as Dharminder)
Raja Paranjpe ... Kalyani's Father (as Raja Paranjape)
Tarun Bose ... Mahesh Chandra
Asit Kumar Sen ... Shambu (as Asit Sen)
Chandrima Bhaduri Chandrima Bhaduri ... Badi Warden / Head Warden
Moni Chatterjee Moni Chatterjee ... Inspector
Rajan Verma Rajan Verma ... (as Raj Varma)
Satyendra Kapoor
Bhola Bhola
Benjamin Benjamin
Lalit Rai Lalit Rai
Abhimanyu Sharma Abhimanyu Sharma ... (as Abhimanyu)
Sharma Sharma
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Storyline

Dr. Devendra is an eligible young man, employed with the local prison for women. He meets with an attractive female inmate named Kalyani, and both become friends. Devendra finds Kalyani very attractive, and would like to marry her, and refuses to know or judge her from her past. What Devendra does not know is Kalyani is a killer, who has confessed to killing the wife of a freedom-fighter, Bikas Ghosh. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1 January 1963 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A rabnő See more »

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Production Co:

Bimal Roy Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Entire rural backdrop Shooting was captured in Shahibganj, Bihar (Jharkhand), India. It was Bimol Roy's wish to pick this remote location as he previously passing by this spot and found beautiful landscape of river Ganges and made this promise to himself See more »

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O jogi jab se tu aaya mere dwaare
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
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