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New Delhi (1956)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Complications, impersonations and moral dilemmas arise when a Punjabi pretends to be a Tamil in order to obtain accommodation in New Delhi. An eloquent and entertaining plea for national ... See full summary »


Mohan Segal


Inder Raj Anand (screenplay), Radhakrishan (screenplay) (as Radha Kishan) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kishore Kumar ... Anand D. Khanna / Anandkumar Swami (as Kishore)
Vyjayanthimala ... Janaki Subramaniam
Jabeen Jalil ... Nirmala 'Nikki' D. Khanna (as Jabeen)
Prabhu Dayal Prabhu Dayal ... Ashok Bannerji
Nasir Hussain ... Lala Daulatram Khanna (as Nazir Hussain)
Nana Palsikar ... Subramaniam
Dhumal ... Kumar Swami
Brahm Bhardwaj Brahm Bhardwaj ... Daulatram's friend (as Bharadwaj)
Radhakrishan Radhakrishan ... Sadhuram (as Radha Kishan)
Mumtaz Begum Mumtaz Begum ... Daulatram's wife (as Mumtaz)
Mirza Musharraf Mirza Musharraf ... Murlidhar (as Mirza Musharaf)
Sarita Sarita
Ramlal Ramlal
Shyamlal Shyamlal ... (as Shamlal)
Mulaj Kapur Mulaj Kapur


Complications, impersonations and moral dilemmas arise when a Punjabi pretends to be a Tamil in order to obtain accommodation in New Delhi. An eloquent and entertaining plea for national unity that manages to showcase several cultural traditions whilst encouraging people to laugh both with and at each other. Written by van Goethem

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Comedy | Drama | Musical


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De Luxe Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Referenced in Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota (2018) See more »


Are Bhai Nikal Ke Aa Ghar Se
Sung by Kishore Kumar
Music composed by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal (as Shankar-Jaikishan)
Lyrics by Shailendra
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An Excellent Movie
11 July 2004 | by hypergurlgowri89See all my reviews

New Dehli is an excellent movie with the right amount of every emotion. The plot is simple, Anand (Kishore Kumar) is Punjabi and comes to New Dehli to look for a room to rent. Because he goes to a Bengali's house to get the room, he is told that the room is already taken. But the truth is that the owner wanted it to be rented to a Bengali...so he decides that on his next venture he should go as someone from the owner's state. So he dresses up as a Madrasi and goes to a Madrasi's house whose room was for rent...and easily he gets the room.

Meanwhile, he keeps on bumping into Janaki (Vyjayantimala) and they always quarrel. Circumstances bring him to accidentally go into a Natyam and Sangeet school where nevertheless Janaki is the head of. They start to get to know each other...but keep in mind that Anand is still in the impersonation of a Madrasi.

Soon, Anand needs more people to cover up for him, he uses his naukar (Dhoomal) to play his dad, though he was unwilling. So the plot goes on, but after a stage dance, the true dad of Anand (Nasir Hussain) is introduced. Uh oh! He's in big trouble now. Janaki's dad forbids her to meet Anand again, and decides to quickly arrange her marriage to a Madrasi.

Janaki is heartbroken when Anand has no other way to make their plans work, saying he is helpless. That same day her dad gets furious with her, knowing that she had gone to meet Anand again. "Issa acha hota ke tum paida hoke margayi! (It would have been better for you to die after you were born)" yells her dad. Janaki couldn't take it anymore and goes to commit suicide.

But her uncle stops her, and soon they come with a plan that is sure to save the marriage and change the biased ways of how people think.

This is such an entertaining movie! Kishore Kumar is sooo funny, and even Vyjayantimala is. She's beautiful as usual, and her tragic acting is marvelous. She has three dances, and Kishore has one. The songs are all beautifully composed by Shankar Jaikishan, each one of the numbers are unique and sound nothing like the other. Lata's voice is beautiful and so is Kishore's. Vyjayantimala has a Bharatha Natyam, Khatak, Filmi, Bhangra, and even a small Oddisi dance.

I love this movie and I would totally recommend it to anyone out there, you will surely be entertained with everyone's performance, and the direction is very good by Mohan Seigal...and all in all it teaches us all a lesson ~ a good moral. I give it a ten out of ten.

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