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Sharabi (1964)

Keshav lives a poor lifestyle in a small town in India along with his ailing father, Dinanath, mother, and a much younger sister, Munni. He is an alcoholic but after the passing of his ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Dev Anand ... Keshav
Madhubala ... Kamala (as Madhu Bala)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daisy Irani ... Munni
Sulochana Latkar
Ram Mohan ... Mukadam
Lalita Pawar ... Keshav's mom
Badri Prasad Badri Prasad ... Laxmidas
Radhakrishan Radhakrishan ... Shankar
Rajnath Rajnath
Ravikant Ravikant


Keshav lives a poor lifestyle in a small town in India along with his ailing father, Dinanath, mother, and a much younger sister, Munni. He is an alcoholic but after the passing of his father promises to abstain completely, much to the relief of his mother as well as his sweetheart, Kamala, as well as her businessman dad, Laxmidas, who arranges his employment at his Coal Mine, and arranges for them to get married on 20Feb1958. On February 16 Laxmidas cancels the marriage as Keshav relapses and his mother threatens to leave the town, and even Kamala refuses to speak with him. Shortly thereafter Laxmidas, on his deathbed, gets Kamala to promise to marry some one else, while Keshav, blacklisted by the entire community is well on his way to self-destruction as well as endangering lives of hundreds of coal mine workers. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Realistic movie with great actors
16 December 2016 | by acharyaakarshSee all my reviews

What a nice movie.Great one. Dev Anand, Madhubala and Lalita Panwar and even junior artists performed a great job. Bollywood today lacks such kind of movies but this stunning movie, made about 52 years before fits into scenario of a drunkard, his habits, his absence of will power and his gestures all were greatly presented. Family situations of a drunkard in India their relations,their friends circle and his love interest all were presented greatly with fine observation. I watched the movie during my preparation leave for college examinations when my friends watched "befikre" and prepared for "dangal". But it is sad to see that people had many reviews on Websites but doesn't review on proper stage.Dev Anand performed a step ahead of his prodigy in this movie. In depiction of Keshav,his pleasures, his pains are greatly expressed by the great man. His prestige, his will, his situation means nothing,even to his close buddies. Fake accuse of forgery (often frequent in India now a days too) and struggle are the part of Keshav's life. Madhubala also performed brilliantly in whole of movie . No essence of glamour or greatness comes from her nor from any other character. All characters are common people (but you would not find such beauties like of her and Dev frequent or hardly near by) depicting the local, the towns of India missing from today's movies. Every actors specialized in depicting character's grief and pain, happiness and persona. There are a few faults in movie, but are very minute. Music again proved the worth of movies of golden era, specially the one "Sawan Ke Mahine Mein" lets you to sing even if you do not enjoy or even hate alcoholism. The talent of Dev Anand and Madhubala in song presentation is clearly visible. Lalita Panwar in depiction of mother of a sharabi, was quite excellent. Neither actor overacted in whole movie (although it being an entertainer). Comedy is in the movie but doesn't seems to be fitted unnecessarily.It was same as in our daily lives, the whole movie was great as to say in one sentence. It is quite buried in dark shadow of time but can be looked like silhouette . Sad enough to know people of my generation does not knew or watch films like this. It is a gem

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