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Guide (1965)

When mistaken to be a sage by some villagers, an ex-tour guide reflects on his past and lost love to search for spiritual wisdom to guide the villagers.

Director:

Vijay Anand

Writers:

Vijay Anand (dialogue), Vijay Anand (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dev Anand ... Raju
Waheeda Rehman ... Rosie Marco / Nalini
Leela Chitnis ... Raju's Mother
Anwar Hussain ... Ghaffoor
Ulhas Ulhas ... Raju's Uncle (Mamaji)
Gajanan Jagirdar ... Bhola (as Jagirdar)
Rashid Khan Rashid Khan ... Joseph
Kishore Sahu ... Marco
Praveen Paul Praveen Paul ... Bhola's Wife (as Pravin Paul)
Mridula Rani Mridula Rani ... Laxmibai (as Mirdula Rani)
Purnima Purnima
Sheela R. Sheela R. ... (as Ellen Sheela R.)
Krishan Dhawan Krishan Dhawan ... Inspector Girdhari
Prem Sagar Prem Sagar
Narbada Shankar Narbada Shankar ... (as Nerbada Shankar)
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Storyline

After being released from prison for Forgery and Theft, multi-linguist Raju (Dev Anand) reflects on his life as a Guide; his meeting with the daughter of a prostitute, Rosie (Waheeda Rehman), who was unhappily married to Marco (Kishore Sahu) and wants to take up acting and dancing as a career. Rosie separates and moves in with Raju and his mother (Leela Chitnis). They both re-locate and with Raju's encouragement, she succeeds in an acting and dancing career resulting in both becoming very wealthy. He then succumbs to gambling and alcohol and forges Rosie's signature. He is arrested, tried in court, found guilty and imprisoned. Now discharged from prison, he changes his mind about returning home to his mother and decides to go elsewhere and start afresh - a decision that will alter his life and way of thinking forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

From the pen of Pearl S. Buck - India - its mysteries of a million years past. A man and a woman and the passions of today!

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 February 1965 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Guide See more »

Filming Locations:

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (US version)| Color (Pathécolor) (original Indian version)
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Trivia

Vijay Anand was horrified when he read the script and thought it would ruin the image of the country abroad. He refused twice to direct the film. It was only on the third attempt by Dev Anand that he agreed. See more »

Alternate Versions

The USA version introduces new characters and expands the role of the TV reporter. It also includes a sequence in the US Embassy in Delhi. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Comedy Circus: Superstar Special (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Rama Megh De, Allah Megh De
Sung by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Shailendra
Music by Sachin Dev Burman
Records on H.M.V.
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An outstanding story about a frivolous but lovable chap called Raju
10 January 2006 | by venkatpushpaSee all my reviews

Undoubtedly, one of the finest examples of film-making.This film is an absolutely original, Indian story, and does not owe anything to the west.Every aspect of the film is top-notch. The songs(each one, a masterpiece) blend so beautifully with the sequences, that one is convinced that the film would be incomplete without the songs.Adapted from the novel written by RK Narayan, the film explores the adventures and misadventures of the happy-go-lucky tourist guide, Raju(played by Dev Anand).The film moves on to the next level with the beginning of a love affair between Raju and a danseuse named Rosy(Waheeda Rehman) who is already married, but is discontented because her archaeologist husband doesn't really give a damn about her.The husband (Kishore Sahu) is shown to be deeply engrossed in the caves of Udaipur(the city where Raju is famously called "Raju guide")However, there is hardly any intimate scene between Raju and Rosy (later christened Nalini, in the film) and their feelings for each other are depicted in a very subtle manner. The characterization is so good that we sympathize with Rosy, rather than condemning her for having an extra marital affair....What happens next and what awaits Raju and Rosy is what the film is all about. Definitely a must-see film and certainly 10 on 10


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