Hum Log (1951)

An impoverished family faces illness and financial challenges after one of them is sent to prison.


Zia Sarhadi


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Cast overview:
Nutan ... Paro
Shyama ... Shepali
Durga Khote ... Mother
Cuckoo ... Stage Dancer
Balraj Sahni ... Raj (as Balraj)
Sajjan ... Anand
Anwar Hussain ... Kundan (as Anwar)
Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi ... Lalaji / Haricharandas (as Kanhaiya Lal)
Manmohan Krishna ... Mamaji (as Manmohan)
Ramesh Thakur Ramesh Thakur ... Sethji
Durrany Durrany ... Acharya
Rashid Khan Rashid Khan ... Dr. G. Ghosh
Kamalakant Kamalakant ... Judge (as Kamlakant)
Ratan Ratan ... Chota (as Master Ratan)


Lala Haricharandas lives an impoverished lifestyle along with his wife; an unemployed slacker son, Raj; an ill daughter, Paro, who dreams of being a writer; and a younger son, Chota. He makes just Rs.80/- per month working for a Marwari employer, and after paying for Paro's medication, has barely enough to make ends meet. One day he brings home Rs.1000/- from his office, Raj finds it, and gives it to his friend, Kundan. When the former's employer arrives to take the cash back, Raj ridicules him, and he has Haricharandas arrested and sent to prison. With no money coming in, Haricharandas' wife is forced to sell her belongings but nothing will prepare her for the shock when she will be told by Dr. G. Ghosh that Paro's illness is very serious and she must be quarantined before it spreads to the rest of the family. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Hum Log was to be Rajendra Kumar's debut as a hero. He was dropped and replaced by Sajjan. See more »


Dil Ki Pareshaniyan
Music by Roshan
Lyrics Vishwamitter Adil & 'Uddhav Kumar'
Performed by Mukesh
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Release Date:

14 September 1951 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Светильник должен гореть See more »

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India Film Exchange See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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