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Sahara (1958)

| Drama , Family
Orphaned Leela lives with her cruel aunt, Rangilibai; cousin, Kaushalya; and uncle. When Rangilibai arranges Kaushalya's marriage to a wealthy landlord, Leela agrees to go with her as a ... See full summary »

Director:

Lekhraj Bhakri

Writers:

Lekhraj Bhakri (dialogue), Lekhraj Bhakri (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meena Kumari ... Leela
M. Rajan M. Rajan ... Chhote Thakur
Kuldip Kaur ... Swarupbai
Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi ... Chaudhary Gaman Singh (as Kanhyalal)
Badri Prasad Badri Prasad ... Vikram Singh (Leela's Uncle)
Leela Mishra ... Rangilibai (Leela's Aunt) (as Leela Misra)
Niranjan Sharma Niranjan Sharma ... Thakur Maan Singh
Sunder Sunder ... Beggar (as Sundar)
Daisy Irani ... Panna
Sagar Sagar
Rirkoo Rirkoo
Shakeel Nomani Shakeel Nomani ... (as Shakeel Numani)
Khanna Khanna
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Kardar Kardar
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Orphaned Leela lives with her cruel aunt, Rangilibai; cousin, Kaushalya; and uncle. When Rangilibai arranges Kaushalya's marriage to a wealthy landlord, Leela agrees to go with her as a maid as part of her dowry. But things change for the better for Leela, when the landlord rejects Kaushalya and decides to get married to Leela. As a result Leela gets married and moves into the landlord's house. Then things take a turn for the worse, when Leela is accused of having a lover, and is asked to leave. She goes to Rangilibai's house, but is shunned and kicked out. Alone, helpless, she comes upon a distant relative named Gaman Singh, who takes her in to live with him and his wife, Swarupbai. When Leela is asked to beg for alms, she refuses, and Swarupbai blinds her with special eye-drops. Then a blinded Leela is led through the streets and made to sit daily near the steps of a temple singing and begging for alms. It looks like fate has chosen this profession for Leela, and there appears to be... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama | Family

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

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Tasveeristan See more »
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