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Babul (1950)

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Two fathers, one poor and the other rich, hope that a wealthy postmaster weds one of their daughters'.

Director:

S.U. Sunny

Writer:

Azm Bazidpuri (story & dialogues)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nargis ... Bela
Dilip Kumar ... Ashok
Amar
A. Shah Shikarpuri A. Shah Shikarpuri ... (as A. Shah)
Munawar Sultana Munawar Sultana ... Usha
H. Pahadi H. Pahadi ... (as H. Pahari)
Vinod Vinod
Ismail Ismail
Jankidas Jankidas ... Ashok's dad
Nawab Premi Nawab Premi
Jugnu Jugnu
Chandabala Chandabala
Seema Seema
Meher Meher
Rajbala Rajbala
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Storyline

This is the story of two widower fathers in Madhopur. The first one lives a poor lifestyle, and has a daughter by the name of Bela, who he hopes will get married to the new Postmaster, Ashok, who comes from a wealthy family. He is all the more thrilled when he finds out that Ashok is indeed taking more than an average interest in Bela and has even given her some jewelry. The second dad is Jamnadas, the father of Usha, who lives a wealthy lifestyle in a mansion. He would like her to get married to Vinod, the son of Ganga Prasad, but Usha is in love with Ashok. Who will Ashok marry? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

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Language:

Hindi

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Father's House See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia

"Bird in Hand" song by Lee Perry and The Upsetters sampled the song "Milte Hi Ankhen ". See more »

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Referenced in Solva Saal (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Chhode Babul Ka Ghar Mohey Pee Ka Nagar Aaj Jaana Padha
Sung by Shamshad Begum & Chorus
Music composed by Naushad
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
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A wonderful love story with lots of enchanting songs
10 March 2011 | by dbhattacSee all my reviews

There was a time in Hindi films history when a good solid music will carry the entire movie to a place in history and Babul is like one of them. The story is very simple - Dilip Kumar, newly appointed post master of a small town ( village ) and stays in his quarters supported by Bela ( the old post man's daughter played superbly by Nargis ). He comes across Usha, daughter of a wealthy person in the same town who engages Dilip Kumar as her music teacher and eventually falls in love with him. The story has been nicely presented with plenty of enchanting songs provided by the maestro Naushad with melodious tunes of Shamshad Begum and Talat Mahmood. Though the movie was made in 1950 - and even the DVD quality is not that great, you will enjoy this masterpiece when you watch it. I have watched it at least six times during last two three years and will watch it may more times in future.


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