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Kabuliwala (1957)

Rahmat a middle-aged fruit seller from Afghanistan, comes to Calcutta to hawk his merchandise and befriends a small Bengali girl called Mini.

Director:

Tapan Sinha

Writers:

Premendra Mitra (additional dialogue), Tapan Sinha (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chhabi Biswas ... Rehmat
Oindrila Tagore Oindrila Tagore ... Mini (as Tinku Thakur)
Radhamohan Bhattacharya Radhamohan Bhattacharya ... Girl's Father (as Radha Mohan Bhattacharya)
Manju Dey Manju Dey ... Girl's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kali Bannerjee
Nutu Basu Nutu Basu
Jayashree Biswas Jayashree Biswas
Jiben Bose Jiben Bose ... Jailor (as Jiben Basu)
Parijat Bose Parijat Bose ... (as Parijat Basu)
Piyush Bose Piyush Bose ... (as Pijush Basu)
Lalu Burman Lalu Burman
Rasuraj Chakraborthy Rasuraj Chakraborthy ... (as Rasaraj Chakraborty)
Nripati Chatterjee Nripati Chatterjee
Shrabani Chowdhury Shrabani Chowdhury
Dhiraj Das Dhiraj Das
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Storyline

Rahmat (Chhabi Biswas),a middle-aged fruit seller from Afghanistan, comes to Calcutta to hawk his merchandise and befriends a small Bengali girl called Mini (Oindrila Tagore aka Tinku Tagore) who reminds him of his own daughter back in Afghanistan. He puts up at a boarding house along with his countrymen. One day Rehmat receives news of his daughter's illness through a letter from his country and he decides to leave for his country. Since he is short of money he decides to sell his goods on credit for increasing his business. Later, when he goes to collect on his money, one of his customers abuses him and in the fight that ensues Rehmat warns that he will not tolerate abuse and stabs the guy when he does not stop the abuse. In the court Rehmat's lawyer tries to obfuscate the facts but in his characteristic and simple fashion Rehmat states the truth in a matter of fact way. The judge, pleased with Rehmat's honesty, gives him 10 years rigorous imprisonment instead of the death sentence.... Written by Swarup Basak

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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

June 1957 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mann aus Kabul See more »

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Touching To Say The Least
21 February 2018 | by rupak_speakingSee all my reviews

Here I was introduced to young Tapan Sinha and the giant of an actor, Chhabi Biswas. Based on a short story of Tagore, this leaves a mark, stupendous direction by someone who went on to become one of the best from his country. A heart-warming tale by the Nobel laureate gets perfect cinematic treatment and drenches your soul leaving you to tears. A must watch again... 9/10.


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