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Kabuliwala (1961) (Movies To See Before You Die - Drama)

25 Apr, 2010 | Movies To See Before You Die / Drama

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The legendary Nobel Prize winner poet and writer, Shri Rabindranath Tagore’s famous novels & short stories are known for their simple, soulful and heart transforming content. His writings sincerely represent those hidden emotional qualities of people, which unexpectedly get discovered in the tough times of life. “Kabuliwala” is also one of his most appreciated works revolving around the life span of an Afghani Pathaan, who comes to India for earning money but ends up spending his major years of life in jail remembering his own daughter and mother waiting for him in his home town.

Bimal Roy productions and director Heman Gupta skillfully transform this beautiful story on the celluloid along with the most natural actor, Balraj Sahni, playing the role of an Afghani Pathaan in a highly authentic style. His gem of an act is simply outstanding and undoubtedly one of the best performances of Hindi Cinema till date. Throughout the movie he never gives you a single moment, where it seems like he is acting. And if one is not familiar with Balraj Sahni’s huge and reputed status as an actor, then he is sure going to take him as a real pathaan performing the lead role in the movie.

Kabuliwala - Bobby Talks Cinema.comSuch is the impact of Balraj Sahni’s incomparable act in “Kabuliwala”. Especially in the scene towards the climax when he fondly calls the small girl of his memories to come out to meet him, but finds a young grown up girl standing in front of him instead. And further when he is told that the girl is going to be married in just a few days, then the expressions on his face are sure going to make you go numb.

The movie very gracefully shows the agony of working away from one’s own mother land. Along with that it very tactfully enlightens the viewer with both the strengths and weaknesses of its main characters originating from two different regions of the world. In other words “Kabuliwala” truly represents the Golden Era of Bollywood, when simplicity was used in the most effective manner to express the emotional stories taken from our rich literature.

With a classic musical score by Salil Chaudhary, which includes two memorable and meaningful songs, “Aye Mere Pyare Watan” sung by the great Manna Dey & “Ganga Aaye Kahan Se” sung by another legend Hemant Kumar, “Kabuliwala” is a cinematic masterpiece which should be considered as a mandatory watch by every true lover of Indian Cinema living anywhere in the world. So if you love Bollywood from your heart then you simply can’t afford to miss, Balraj Sahni & his “Kabuliwala”.

Directed by Heman Gupta
Starring : Balraj Sahni, Sajjan, Asit Sen, Sonu, Usha Kiran and more

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25 Apr 2010 / Comment ( 2 )

i saw this movie after you recommended it. It is an Awesome movie and very touching and Balraj Sahni at his very best. i never knew aye mere pyare watan was from this movie .

Bobby Sing

I am glad you watched this movie after reading about it here. Its really a great movie not to be missed at all.

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