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Anuradha (1960)

| Drama | 1960 (India)
A lonely housewife, who gave up her promising singing career to marry an idealistic village-doctor, begins to regret her decision.

Director:

Hrishikesh Mukherjee (as Hrisihkesh Mukherjee)

Writers:

Rajinder Singh Bedi (dialogue), Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay) (as Sachin Bhowmic) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Balraj Sahni ... Dr. Nirmal Chaudhary
Leela Naidu ... Anuradha Roy
Abhi Bhattacharya ... Deepak
Nasir Hussain ... (as Nazir Hussein)
Hari Shivdasani Hari Shivdasani ... Brijeshwar Prasad Roy
Asit Kumar Sen Asit Kumar Sen ... Zaminder (as Asit Sen)
Ashim Kumar Ashim Kumar
Brahm Bhardwaj Brahm Bhardwaj
Manav Chitnis Manav Chitnis
Bhudo Advani Bhudo Advani
R.P. Kapoor R.P. Kapoor
Shailen Ghosh Shailen Ghosh ... (as Shailen Bose)
M. Khopkar M. Khopkar
Mukri ... Atmaram
Rashid Khan Rashid Khan ... Ram Bharose
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Storyline

Nirmal Chaudhary becomes a doctor and starts his practice in Nandgaon, a remote village. He meets with Anuradha Roy, a well-known singer and dancer, and they fall in love while he treats her injured ankle. They get married, and re-locate to Nandgaon where Anuradha gives up her singing and becomes a housewife. She soon gives birth to a daughter, Ranu. Ten years later, Anuradha's former beau, Deepak, re-enters her life. He witnesses that she is being neglected by her overly busy husband, and asks her to leave her husband and return back to singing. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1960 (India) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

L.B. Lachman Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sachin Bowmick, the story writer for Anuradha, in his biography, has stated that he based the film on Madame Bovary. See more »

Soundtracks

Hay re woh din (Raag: JanSammohini)
written by Shailendra and set to music by Pt.RaviShankar
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
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On Anuradha and B&W era
5 June 2006 | by shivrajpaSee all my reviews

Anuradha staring Leela Naidu & Balraj Sahani is an excellent movie. I have seen this movie several times. I would like to thank you for bringing up the best things in past. I'm a great fan of Black & White movies. The skills those guys had at that time was unbelievable. I'm being a animation studio owner and producer, I really miss those simple thing in work. Most of us know that Leela Naidu was the one of the most beautiful women in that era. But I would like to mention that is yet the most beautiful actress that Indian Cenema has got. And about the Sahani Sahab, who can challenge his acting performance. Thanks for this opportunity.


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