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Padosan (1968)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 29 November 1968 (India)
A simple man from a village falls in love with his new neighbor. He enlists the help of his musical-theater friends to woo the lovely girl-next-door away from her music teacher.

Director:

Jyoti Swaroop

Writers:

Rajendra Krishan (dialogue) (as Rajinder Krishan), Rajendra Krishan (screenplay) (as Rajinder Krishan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sunil Dutt ... Bhola
Saira Banu ... Bindu
Mehmood ... Master Pillai (AKA Masterji) (as Mahmood)
Kishore Kumar ... Vidyapathi
Om Prakash ... Pratap Singh
Agha ... Bindu's Father
Mukri ... Banarasi
Sunder Sunder ... Pandit Janki Prasad
Ganga Ganga
Praveen Paul Praveen Paul ... Bindu's Mother
Keshto Mukherjee ... Calcuttiya (as Kesto)
Raj Kishore ... Lahori
Dulari ... Mrs. Pratap Singh
Ratna Ratna ... Bindu's mom
Moolchand Moolchand ... Huzoori (as Mulchand)
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Storyline

Bhola (Sunil Dutt) is a simple minded young man who has taken a vow to act according to the book of shashtras, which dictate that a man must marry when he is of the right age. He meets with lovely Bindu (Saira Banu) and falls head in love with her. Coincidentally, Bindu moves in next to his house. Bhola is thrilled, but soon despairs when he learns that Bindu has given her heart to Master Pillai (Mehmood). Bhola's friends Vidyapathi (Kishore Kumar), Banarasi (Mukri), and others belonging to an acting troupe, assist in hoodwinking Bindu to get attracted to Bhola, and thereby getting his love life back, but there are unexpected twists and turns, and Bhola's lies are exposed, making Bindu return to her plans to marry Master Pillai. Songs include: "Me chali me chali dekho pyar ki gali mujhe rokhe na koi..."; "Bhai bathur ab jaienge kitni door, najook najook meri jawani chalne se majboor..."; "Ik chatur naar karke singhar mere man ke duar ye goosath jaat..."; "Sarm ahti hai magar aaj yeh ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

29 November 1968 (India) See more »

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Production Co:

Mehmood Productions See more »
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Color
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Trivia

The scene where the idea of playback singing hits Kishore, a song "Anchal Mein Saja Lena Kaliyan" from "Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon (1963)" sung by Mohd. Rafi is being played. See more »

Crazy Credits

"..............and a host of others" (after the modest cast list of 17 names) See more »

Connections

References Gumnaam (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Aai aaiyo ham galti kiya
Lyrics by Rajendra Krishan
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Sung by Manna Dey
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Well, the cake has to be distributed amongst all!
11 March 2005 | by narayan_l_kSee all my reviews

This is a hilarious and fantastic plot and producer Mahmood has truly justified the quote below the film title 'The first ambitious Motion Picture'. It is a splendid performance by one and all concerned with this film.

Rather than the film's heroine Saira Banu, the film focuses on the duel of wits between her two suitors Mehmood and Sunil Dutt, who is helped by his Guruji Kishore Kumar (doing an imitation of Popol, a famous Bengali artiste) with a floppy middle-partitioned hairstyle and paan stained mouth. Mehmood has excelled as the South-Indian music and dance teacher, with mannerisms such as clutching the hems of his dhoti and the oft-repeated 'aiyo'... One of the high points of this film is the 'Ek Chatur Naar...' during which Mehmood's harmonium gets stuck, making him mumble, 'ennaiya idu... (in Tamil) (meaning, 'what is this') Buy this DVD and have a good laugh!!!!!


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