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Do Ustad (1959)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama
Two rival career-criminal brothers recollect their lives in a Courtroom in which one is about to be convicted for murder.

Director:

Tara Harish

Writers:

Om Dogra (screenplay), Om Dogra (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raj Kapoor ... Raj Kumar / Raju / Rajan / Raj Kapoor
Madhubala ... Madhu Sharma
Sulochana Latkar ... Jaggannath's Wife (as Sulochana)
Daisy Irani ... Raja
Sheikh Mukhtar ... Jagannath
Uma Dutt Uma Dutt ... Roshanlal Sharma (as Umadutt)
Kamal Mohan Kamal Mohan
Satish Vyas Satish Vyas
Randhir Kapoor ... Young Jaggannath (as Master Daboo)
C.B. Singh C.B. Singh
T.N. Charlie T.N. Charlie
Sood Sood
Fazal Karim Fazal Karim ... (as Fazalkarim)
Khan Khan
K. Narula K. Narula ... (as Narula)
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Storyline

Jaggannath maintains his silence after being found guilty and about to be sentenced for the murder of Roshanlal Sharma under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. It is then his brother, Rajkumar, appeals to the Judge to hear their story, and the duo recollect their lives as homeless orphans, how circumstances separate them, and both turn to a life of crime. While Rajkumar gets arrested on a number of occasions and serves time behind bars, Jaggannath is married, ostensibly lives a honest life, but is a gangster in reality. Rajkumar masquerades as Raj Kapoor, meets with heiress, Madhu Sharma, and both fall in love - much to the chagrin of her uncle - who has already arranged her marriage elsewhere. Fate will then unite the unknowing brothers, pit them against each other, and Madhu will shun Rajkumar, while Jaggannath's expectant wife will get a rude awakening when she is told about her husband's criminal background. Watch as things spiral out of control for the duo, leading to ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Not Rated
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Gujarati | Urdu | English

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Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Do watch Do Ustad
24 March 2007 | by davoSee all my reviews

I like this film, it has fun energy. It has some familiar themes: family members and lovers separated and in the dark about about their relationships; mistaken identities; Raj Kapoor donning disguises. It does have morals to impart regarding a life of crime and redemption, so while the ending is not completely upbeat, neither is it tragic. I liked the music; the songs are cheerful and not so Westernized. (One number takes place in and around "Sam's Rocknroll School", but rock & roll is more an influence on the dancing than the music.) This is the first film I've Madhubala in, and she was a pleasure to watch. Raj Kapoor is in good form, too; not overly sentimental or too clownish, he is in his charming prime. He also get to have some fun with his fame: his films Shree 420 and Awaara are explicitly referred to, and he is mistaken for...himself! (That's not a spoiler, if you read the cast list.)


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