Banarasi Babu (1973)

 ●  Hindi ● Running Time: TBA

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Orphaned Sohan Lal is a wealthy businessman based in Bombay. While on vacation in Kashmir, he meets with beautiful Neela, and after a few misunderstandings both fall in love, and get married. When they return to Bombay, his Manager, V.K. Saxena asks him to travel to London for some business, which he does. Three months later when he returns home, he finds that Neela has not come to receive him at the airport, then on the way home, he is attacked, abducted, and placed in a cell, where a woman, Gulabiya, tells him that she is his sweetheart. With her help he manages to escape, has an accident, ends up in hospital, where he gets to meet a woman who calls him her son. Baffled and exasperated at these turn of events, he returns home to get a very cold response from Neela, who is about to inherit Rs.70 Lakhs from her deceased uncle. While Sohan decides to find out what exactly is going on, and why his life is in shambles, he does not know that this knowledge may well cost him his life.

Cast: Dev Anand, Rakhee Gulzar

Crew: Shankar Mukherjee (Director), KH Kapadia (Director of Photography), Anandji Virji Shah (Music Director), Kalyanji Virji Shah (Music Director)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 20 Mar 1973 (India)

Hindi Name: बनारसी बाबू

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as Sohan Lal
as Neela
as Sohan's abductor
as Doctor
as Sohan's foster mom
as Dr Sharma
as Gulabi's Father
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as Gulabi


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Film Type:
Feature Film
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Black & White
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1