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Mela (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | 30 June 1971 (India)
In rural India a small village is ruled by a Panchayat, a group of right-wing Hindu men who run the lives of the villagers dictatorially. There are three men who challenge their authority, ... See full summary »

Director:

Prakash Mehra

Writer:

Kaushal Bharati (as Kaushal Bharti)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sanjay Khan ... Kanhaiya / Kishan Singh
Feroz Khan ... Shakti Singh
Mumtaz ... Lajjoo Choudhry
Rajendra Nath ... Bansilal
Randhir Randhir
Lalita Pawar ... Kanhaiya's foster mom
Ram Mohan ... Thakur
Sachin ... Young Shakti Singh (as Master Sachin)
Master Ratan Master Ratan
Nikita Nikita ... Billoo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mumtaz Begum Mumtaz Begum ... Mrs. Choudhry
Brahm Bhardwaj Brahm Bhardwaj ... Choudhry
Dulari ... Shakti's mom
Kanan Kaushal Kanan Kaushal ... Santho
Raj Kishore ... Palm Reader
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Storyline

In rural India a small village is ruled by a Panchayat, a group of right-wing Hindu men who run the lives of the villagers dictatorially. There are three men who challenge their authority, namely Bansilal, who is a low-caste Baniya but wants to marry Billoo, who is a Brahman; New-comer to the village, Kanhaiya, who is in love with Lajjo Choudhry, but is refused permission as no one is aware what is caste is, and to make matters worse, has been brought by a Muslim woman; and finally there is Shakti Singh - a dreaded bandit - who will not permit any daughter of the Panchs to get married as his sweetheart, Santho, was sexually assaulted and killed by Thakur. Shakti will not permit anyone to plow his land as he believes that his evil paternal uncle forged documents to make him the owner, and he blames himself for losing his brother, Kishan, during a Mela 20 years ago. The Panchayat watch in fascination when Kanhaiya buys the land, a move that will put him in direct conflict with Shakti - ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

30 June 1971 (India) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

A.G. Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gaffar Nadiadwala approached Sanjay Khan for the film . He told Sanjay he wanted to take Pran in the role of his brother and he was about to sign him. Sanjay Khan told Nadiadwala that Pran was too old to play his brother and looked more like his father. Sanjay suggested they sign a actor who resembled him. That is when Sanjay recommended they sign Feroz Khan for the film. When Nadiadwala heard this he asked Sanjay that if he were to sign Feroz, would Sanjay work for free in the film. Sanjay said no he wanted his market price. Thats when Gaffar signed Feroz and Sanjay both for the film. See more »

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