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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 »

Company Credits

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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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Lamhe (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Mora gora ang laile mohe shaam rang dei de
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
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An excellent film on all counts based on the renowned author Jarasandhu's story.
10 January 1999 | by burmanSee all my reviews

A perfect commercial film made in the 'art film' genre. One of Bimal Roy's best films. Cinematography by Kamal Bose is superb. And performance by Nutan in the role of Kalyani is one of the best ever performances by any heroine on the Indian screen. Musical score by S. D. Burman is unforgettable and shall always remain so. Two songs by Asha Bhosle viz., "Ab ke baras bhej, Bhaiya ko Babul" and "O' panchhi pyare, sanjh sakale" are among her best. Again both the songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar, viz., 'Mera gora ang laile, mohe shaam rang daide' and 'Jogi jab se too aya mere dware" are again superb. And a song each by Mukesh (O' jaane wale ho sake to laut ke aana), and Burman dada himself (O' re maanjhi) are again among their best ever. Manna Dey's (Mat ro Maata), a patriotic song, is also a soul stirring number.

In short, a classic of Indian Cinema.


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