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Chhoti Bahen (1959)

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Chhoti Bahen is the story about the delicate but powerful bond of love. Rajendra and Shekhar lose their parents, and the all they have is each other, and their younger sister Meena. Though ... See full summary »

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L.V. Prasad (as Prasad)

Writer:

Inder Raj Anand (screenplay & dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Balraj Sahni ... Rajendra
Shyama ... Shobha
Rehman ... Shekhar
Nanda ... Meena
Mehmood ... Mahesh
Shubha Khote ... Sheela
Sudesh Kumar Sudesh Kumar ... Dr. Ramesh
Veena ... Yashoda
Dhumal ... Sukhiya
Badri Prasad Badri Prasad ... Shobha's dad
Radhakrishan Radhakrishan ... Mahesh's dad (as Radha Kishan)
Kanchanamala Kanchanamala ... Chanchal (as Kanchanmala)
Hari Shivdasani Hari Shivdasani ... Ramesh's dad (as Hari Sivadasani)
Keshav Rana Keshav Rana ... Doctor
Kapoor Kapoor
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Chhoti Bahen is the story about the delicate but powerful bond of love. Rajendra and Shekhar lose their parents, and the all they have is each other, and their younger sister Meena. Though in love, Rajendra swears that he will not marry till his younger brother and sister are settled. Shekhar falls in love with a rich girl Shobha. Meanwhile, Meena's marriage is fixed. Misfortune strikes when Meena meets with an accident and is blinded forever. Shekhar, pressed on by an impatient Shobha, marries her and they go away to live with her rich father. Rajendra loses his job. To support his poor blind sister, he is desperate for a job. Written by Rediff

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Hindi

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Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Referenced in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Rikhshawala, Main Rikshawala, Kahan Chaloge Babu, Kahan Chaloge Lala
Lyrics by Shailendra
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal (as Shankar-Jaikishan)
Sung by Mohammed Rafi
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A social tear jerker
17 January 2006 | by neetivgargSee all my reviews

The formidable Balraj Sahni is excellent as the elder of the two brothers, both who dote on their young sister Meena (Nanda). So is the vastly underrated Rehman, who stars as Shekar. Shyama plays Shobha, who contrives to separate Shekar from his siblings. And there is Mehmood. Here is in not a buffoon or a comedian but an important part of a plot and he puts in an amazing supporting performance. He is paired with Shubha Khote with whom he went on to do a lot many movies in the future. Nanda as the saccharine sweet Meena at times is the only over-the-top good girl in a cast full of believable characters. Shankar Jaikishen put come up with some very good music. Its a must watch.


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