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Aashirwaad
Aashirwad is a 1968 Bollywood
Bollywood
film, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The film stars Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
and Sanjeev Kumar. The film is notable for its inclusion of a rap-like song performed by Ashok Kumar, "Rail Gaadi".[1]Contents1 Plot summary 2 Cast 3 Soundtrack 4 Awards 5 References 6 External linksPlot summary[edit] The protagonist Jogi Thakur (Ashok Kumar) is a simple man of high principles. He is a resident son-in-law who, with his wife, has been bequeathed property and estates by his father-in-law. He breaks his marriage to an autocratic landlady (Veena) when he finds out that on her wife's order, the chief accountant of the estate has cunningly obtained his signatures on an order that the houses of the poor be burnt. He leaves home, vowing never to return as long as he lives, leaving his daughter Neena behind
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Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Hrishikesh Mukherjee (30 September 1922 – 27 August 2006) was an Indian film
Indian film
director known for a number of films, including Satyakam, Chupke Chupke, Anupama, Anand, Abhimaan, Guddi, Gol Maal, Majhli Didi, Chaitali, Aashirwad, Bawarchi, Kissi Se Na Kehna
Kissi Se Na Kehna
and Namak Haraam. Popularly known as Hrishi-da, he directed 42 films during his career spanning over four decades, and is named the pioneer of the 'middle cinema' of India
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Lajwanti
Lajwanti is a 1958 Indian drama film directed by Narendra Suri. It was entered into the 1959 Cannes Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
for Best Film.[1]Contents1 Cast 2 Soundtrack 3 Awards 4 References 5 External linksCast[edit] Nargis
Nargis
as Mrs. Kavita Kumar Balraj Sahni
Balraj Sahni
as Nirmal Kumar Kumari Naaz as Renu (as Baby Naaz) Prabhu Dayal Radhakrishan as Pyare Mohan (as Radha Kishen) Manorama as Mrs
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Anari
Anari is a 1959 Bollywood
Bollywood
film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The film stars Raj Kapoor, Nutan, Motilal and Lalita Pawar. The music was by Shankar Jaikishan
Shankar Jaikishan
and the lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri as well as Shailendra. This was among the few movies in which Lalita Pawar
Lalita Pawar
played a positive role and Motilal a role with shades of grey.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Soundtrack 4 Trivia 5 Awards 6 References 7 External linksPlot[edit] Raj Kumar is an honest, handsome and intelligent young man. He works as a sole trader and being a painter by trade, he is unable to earn a living and unable to pay rent to his kind-hearted but talkative landlady, Mrs. D'sa. One day, Raj finds a wallet containing money and returns it to the owner, Mr. Ramnath
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7th National Film Awards
The 7th National Film Awards, then known as State Awards for Films, presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in the year 1959.[1][2] Ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi
New Delhi
on 1 May 1960 and awards were given by then Vice-President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.Contents1 Awards1.1 Feature films1.1.1 All India Award 1.1.2 Regional Award1.2 Non-Feature films1.2.1 Documentaries1.3 Awards not given2 References 3 External linksAwards[edit] Awards were divided into feature films and non-feature films. President's Gold Medal for the All India Best Feature Film is now better known as National Film Award for Best Feature Film, whereas President's Gold Medal for the Best Documentary Film is analogous to today's National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film
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Mughal-e-Azam
Mughal-e-Azam
Mughal-e-Azam
(English: The Great Mughal) is a 1960 Indian epic historical drama film directed by K. Asif and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji. Starring Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, and Durga Khote, it follows the love affair between Mughal Prince Salim (who went on to become Emperor Jahangir) and Anarkali, a court dancer. Salim's father, Emperor Akbar, disapproves of the relationship, which leads to a war between father and son. The development of Mughal-e-Azam
Mughal-e-Azam
began in 1944, when Asif read a play set in the reign of Emperor Akbar
Akbar
(1556–1605). Production was plagued by delays and financial uncertainty. Before its principal photography began in the early 1950s, the project had lost a financier and undergone a complete change of cast
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8th National Film Awards
The 8th National Film Awards, then known as State Awards for Films, presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in 1960.[1] Ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 31 March 1961 and awards were given by then Vice-President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Starting with 8th National Film Awards, new category of awards for Educational Films was introduced
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Jagriti
Jagriti
Jagriti
("The Awakening") is a 1954 Hindi
Hindi
film that won the Filmfare Best Movie Award in 1956, and the lead, Abhi Bhattacharya, won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. It was based on 1949 Bengali film Paribartan that Satyen Bose had directed earlier. The film was screened retrospectively on 14 August 2016 at the Independence Day Film Festival jointly presented by the Indian Directorate of Film Festivals
Directorate of Film Festivals
and Ministry of Defense, commemorating the 70th Indian Independence Day.[1][2]Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Songs 4 Awards 5 Pakistani film Bedari 6 References 7 External linksPlot[edit] The film is about a spoiled rich kid, Ajay (Rajkumar Gupta), who is a problem child and is sent away to a boarding school by uncle, (fathers older brother). The boarding school is run by Shekhar (Abhi Bhattacharya)
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Shree 420
Shree 420
Shree 420
(Hindi: श्री ४२०; translation: Sri 420, also transliterated as Shri 420) is a 1955 Hindi
Hindi
film, directed and produced by Raj Kapoor, written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, and starring Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor
and Nargis. The number 420 refers to Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code, which prescribes the punishment for the offence of cheating; hence, "Mr. 420" is a derogatory term for a cheat. The film centers on Raj, a poor but educated orphan who comes to Bombay
Bombay
with dreams of success. Kapoor's character is influenced by Charlie Chaplin's "little tramp", much like Kapoor's character in his 1951 Awaara
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Devdas (1955 Film)
Devdas (Hindi: देवदास) is a 1955 Indian Drama
Drama
movie directed by Bimal Roy, based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay
novel Devdas.[1] The film had Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
in the title role and Vyjayanthimala
Vyjayanthimala
in her first dramatic role where she played as Chandramukhi, a hooker with a heart of gold and Suchitra Sen
Suchitra Sen
in her Bollywood
Bollywood
debut as Parvati in the lead
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Basant Bahar (film)
Basant Bahar, directed by Raja Nawathe,[1] is a 1956 Indian classic film. This musical[2] had nine outstanding songs, with lyrics written by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri; and music composition by Shankar-Jaikishan. The story is based on the Kannada
Kannada
novel "Hamsageethe" by legendary novelist Tarasu. "Hamasa" means swan and "Geethe" means song. It is believed that before a swan dies,it will sing without opening its mouth. That mutter of melody is believed to be unmatched since any scene of lyricism falls short of its reach.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Awards 4 Soundtrack 5 References 6 External linksPlot[edit] The film begins with Gopal Joshi (Bharat Bhushan) singing a raga. His father, Narsin Joshi (Om Prakash), the royal astrologer, comes and scolds him for singing and says he should become an astrologer
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Mother India
Mother India
Mother India
is a 1957 Indian epic drama film, directed by Mehboob Khan and starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, and Raaj Kumar. A remake of Khan's earlier film Aurat (1940), it is the story of a poverty-stricken village woman named Radha
Radha
(Nargis), who in the absence of her husband, struggles to raise her sons and survive against a cunning money-lender amidst many troubles. Despite her hardships, she sets a goddess-like moral example of an ideal Indian woman. The title of the film was chosen to counter American author Katherine Mayo's 1927 polemical book Mother India, which vilified Indian culture. Allusions to Hindu mythology
Hindu mythology
are abundant in the film, and its lead character has been seen as a metonymic representation of a Hindu woman who reflects high moral values and the concept of what it means to be a mother to society through self-sacrifice
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Musafir (1957 Film)
Musafir is a 1957 Hindi movie, written by Ritwik Ghatak
Ritwik Ghatak
and Hrishikesh Mukherjee, and directed by the latter in his directorial debut. The film is about a house and the lives of three families who live in it, so in essence it is three stories linked by the house. The film stars Dilip Kumar, Kishore Kumar, Keshto Mukherjee, Suchitra Sen
Suchitra Sen
and Nirupa Roy. The music is by Salil Chowdhury.[1]Contents1 Plot1.1 Episode-1-Marriage 1.2 Episode-2-Birth 1.3 Episode-3-Death2 Music 3 Awards 4 References 5 External linksPlot[edit] Episode-1-Marriage[edit] For any young married couple, moving into their new house is a very special feeling. The feeling gets more special if the young couple has eloped and married. Something similar happened with Shakuntala (Suchitra Sen) and her husband. The landlord (David) helps the couple move to the rented house
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Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai
Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai
Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai
is a 1960 Hindi
Hindi
film directed by Radhu Karmakar and produced by Raj Kapoor. The film stars Kapoor, Pran and Padmini in lead roles. This was the first directorial venture of Karmakar, who had previously been cinematographer for many of Kapoor's films. The film was declared a "hit" at Box Office India.[2] The team of Shankar Jaikishan
Shankar Jaikishan
composed the music for the film, which includes hit songs penned by Shailendra such as "O Basanti Pawan Pagal", "Aa Ab Lout Chalen" and the title song; "Hothon Pe Sacchai Rehti Hai".Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Music 4 Awards 5 References 6 External linksPlot[edit] Raju (Raj Kapoor) is a poor, friendly orphan who wins his bread by singing songs. One day, he sees an injured man and helps him. Later, he is kidnapped by a few bandits who mistake him to be an undercover policeman
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Madhumati
Madhumati
Madhumati
is a 1958 Indian paranormal romance film directed and produced by Bimal Roy, and written by Ritwik Ghatak
Ritwik Ghatak
and Rajinder Singh Bedi. The film stars Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
and Vyjayantimala
Vyjayantimala
in the lead roles, with Pran and Johnny Walker in supporting roles. The plot focuses on Anand, a modern man who falls in love with a tribal woman named Madhumati. They are unable to have a relationship during their lifetimes and are reincarnated. Madhumati
Madhumati
was filmed in various Indian locations, including Ranikhet, Ghorakhal, Vaitarna Dam
Vaitarna Dam
and Aarey Milk Colony. The soundtrack album was composed by Salil Chowdhury
Salil Chowdhury
and the lyrics were written by Shailendra. The film was released on 12 September 1958
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Kanoon
Kanoon
Kanoon
(Hindi: कानून, Urdu: قانون ; Title translation: The Law) is a 1960 Indian Hindi
Hindi
film directed by B.R. Chopra. The film stars Rajendra Kumar, Nanda, Ashok Kumar, Mehmood, Shashikala, Jeevan and Om Prakash. The film presents a case against capital punishment, arguing that witnesses may be genuinely deceived, and their consequent inadvertently tendered false testimony may lead someone wrongly to the gallows. The film was a courtroom drama of a murder case, where the judge's prospective son-in-law (Rajendra Kumar) is the defence lawyer in a case of murder, for which he suspects his would-be father-in-law
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