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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bikash Ghosh
... Kalyani
... Devendra (as Dharminder)
Raja Paranjpe ... Kalyani's Father (as Raja Paranjape)
Tarun Bose ... Mahesh Chandra
Asit Kumar Sen ... Shambu (as Asit Sen)
Chandrima Bhaduri ... Badi Warden / Head Warden
Moni Chatterjee ... Inspector
Rajan Verma ... (as Raj Varma)
Bhola
Benjamin
Lalit Rai
Abhimanyu Sharma ... (as Abhimanyu)
Sharma
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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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1 January 1963 (India)  »

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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 jaanewaale ho sake toh laut ke aana
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Not-to-be-missed, one of the greats of Indian cinema in every aspect.
8 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

A really fantastic film, one of the most emotional I have seen without falling into sentimentalism or being weepy. So many memorable scenes, but the song by Asha filmed on Nutan's prison mate must be one of the most touching, proves songs Are a part of a movie that add to it, when well done. Nutan is just excellent, Ashok Kumar is his usual believable self, and Dharmender does what he is supposed to, young, handsome upright man. Nothing superfluous about this movie, a must see.


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