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Asli-Naqli (1962)

| Drama, Musical, Romance
Renu lives a poor lifestyle with her mom, dad and a brother. Her dad decides to travel to Africa so that he can earn enough money to send his son to study engineering, so that he can find ... See full summary »

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Inder Raj Anand
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dev Anand ... Anand
Sadhana ... Renu
Nasir Hussain ... Dwarkadas
Sandhya Roy ... Shanti
Mukri ... Nandu
Leela Chitnis ... Renu's mother
Indira Indira
Sova Sen Sova Sen
Parvatibai Parvatibai
Sabina Sabina
Mehar Banu Mehar Banu
Ajay Kumari Ajay Kumari
Anwar Hussain ... Mohan
Hari Shivdasani Hari Shivdasani
Keshto Mukherjee
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Renu lives a poor lifestyle with her mom, dad and a brother. Her dad decides to travel to Africa so that he can earn enough money to send his son to study engineering, so that he can find employment abroad. But fate has other plans when one day Renu's brother returns home sick from college, and shortly thereafter passes away. His shocked father books a seat on a plane to attend his son's funeral, but the plane crashes killing everyone on board. Shattered and devastated, Renu decides to hide her dad's death from her ill and fragile mom, and goes along pretending that her father is still alive. She obtains employment and through her earnings convinces her mom that her dad is regularly sending money. Then things brighten up when a homeless young man, Anand, enters her life, both fall in love with each other and want to get married. But once again fate plays a cruel joke on Renu as she subsequently finds out that Anand is not who he claims to be, but is in fact, a playboy, the grandson, ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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There is a scene in which Nazir Hussain praises the workmanship of an artifact to Dev Anand when the latter is disturbed. The same scene would be repeated by Hrishikesh Mukherjee in the film Namak Haram (1973) between Om Shivpuri and Amitabh Bachchan. See more »

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Enjoyable
22 January 2006 | by ajugeorge2001See all my reviews

Asli Naqli is the story of Dev Anand a rich cynical aimless young man. His grand father, Nasir Hussain wants Dev to marry a young girl of a rich family so that Nasir can take over the wealth of the girl's father. Furious Dev has a showdown with his grandfather and leaves his lavish home. He roams around hungry & tired. Anwar Hussain takes him home and Dev lives in the small hut along with Anwar's chatter box sister Sandhya Roy. Dev meets Sadhana and after a short romance interspersed with beautiful songs they decide to marry. Nasir Hussain tries to wreck the marriage plans but it's a happy ending with Nasir accepting Sadhana as Dev's wife.

Asli Naqli has very beautiful songs composed by Shankar-Jaikishen, like "Cheda mere dil ne", "Tera mera pyaar amar", "Tujhe jeevan ki dore se" etc.

I will rate Asli Naqli 8 out of 10.


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