Shot on location in a dilapidated mansion, Abbas’s film suggests that the old feudal order must be allowed to fade away with dignity while its descendants must take their cue from ‘the people’ rather than from entrepreneurs.
An old nawab, Aasmaan (Kapoor), refuses the wealth offered by capitalists who want to turn his palace into a hotel. His dissolute playboy son Salim (Roy) is ultimately reformed by a virtuous young woman, Salma (Parkar).
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This was a path-breaking movie in Hindi cinema, as it was the first to be entirely shot on location, without any artificially constructed set. Read More