Afsar (1950)

 ●  Hindi ● Running Time: TBA

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Chetan Anand’s 2nd film (after Neecha Nagar, 1946), launching Navketan, continues his engagement with classic Soviet literature, although a Filmindia review suggested the film was based on the Henry Koster-Danny Kaye version (1949) of Gogol’s play. The journalist Kapur (Dev Anand) comes to a village run by corrupt politicians led by the village tehsildar (Kanhaiyalal). They mistake him for a government inspector and treat him like a VIP. The expose of rural politics is intercut with a love story between Kapur and the tehsildar’s sister Bimala (Suraiya). The film substantially determined the style, and the key unit, characteristic of Navketan’s 50s productions.

Cast: Dev Anand, Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh

Crew: Chetan Anand (Director), V Ratra (Director of Photography), Sachin Dev Burman (Music Director)

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1950 (India)

Hindi Name: अफसर

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
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No