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Sheesh Mahal (1950)

Not Rated | | Drama
Thakur Jaspal Singh lives in the prestigious and palatial house called the Sheesh Mahal. He is badly in debt, yet continues to live a lifestyle far over and above his means. His son and two... See full summary »

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Sohrab Modi
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Sohrab Modi ... Thakur Jaspal Singh
Naseem Banu ... Ranjana Singh
Pushpa Hans Pushpa Hans ... Nalini
Nigar Sultana ... Roopa Devi
Mubarak Mubarak ... Durgaprasad
Pran ... Sundermukh
Amarnath Amarnath ... Balram (as Amar Nath)
Jawahar Kaul Jawahar Kaul ... Vikram
A. Shah Shikarpuri A. Shah Shikarpuri ... Chobeji (as A. Shah)
Leela Mishra ... Rupa's Mother
Ghulam Mohiuddin Ghulam Mohiuddin ... Munim
Neela Devi Neela Devi ... Misrani
Sadat Ali Sadat Ali ... Auctioneer (as Sadatali)
Baby Harry Baby Harry ... Chandrakumar
Dev Kishan Dev Kishan ... Mahajan
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Thakur Jaspal Singh lives in the prestigious and palatial house called the Sheesh Mahal. He is badly in debt, yet continues to live a lifestyle far over and above his means. His son and two daughters are concerned, and try to stop him from over-spending, but he disregards them. Then one day the inevitable happens, and Jaspal Singh has to leave Sheesh Mahal, which must now be sold by auction to pay off his debts. Jaspal and his children move into a small room in the nearby slums, where they hope to spend the rest of their lives. Jaspal's son finds employment in a mill, but unfortunately meets with an accident, and in order to save his life, the doctors amputate his leg, leaving his unemployed and dependent. Jaspal's daughter, Ranjana, attempts to secure employment, but proud Jaspal will not hear of this. Ranjana gets employment, but she does not tell her father about it. Ranjana meets with a young man and both fall in love with each other. When this young man's father, Durgaprasad, ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama

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Not Rated

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A musical film that also teaches a lesson!
21 July 2011 | by riaz_44See all my reviews

This B+W movie was my favorite because of an excellent cast, story and music. In the cast, Prem Adeeb, whose name has been missed by error, plays opposite Naseem Bano, the female lead or heroine. This charming and beautiful actress was given the title of "Paree-chehra" (fairy faced). Sohrab Modi in the character role is impressive, and is also successful as the director. Though his style is theatrical, his powerful dialog delivery and face impressions make an impact. Pran as villain is also OK. Vasant Desai's music is great and 2 melodious songs "Dhoop chhaa'on hay duniyaa" (title song if I rightly recall) and "Aadmi woh hay museebat se pareshaan na ho" were popular. The film is simple in technique yet effectively communicates the message. Overall, it is didactic and motivates the viewers. It is free of any obscenity, vulgarity or violence and is thus safe even for children.


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