Yaadein (1964)

 ●  Hindi ● 1 hr 49 mins

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Anil (Dutt), a successful businessman, returns to his palatial home to find his wife Priya and their two sons are out. This sets off an extraordinary two-hour soliloquy, shot entirely in the flat, describing the days when he first met his wife, how they got married, when they had their two children, the children’s first birthdays, their misunderstandings, his meeting of a new girlfriend, Salma, the nights when they fought, when they made love, and so on. We gather that his wife had many reasons for leaving and he takes this opportunity to accuse her in order to justify himself before committing suicide, hanging himself with her wedding sari.

Cast: Nargis Dutt, Sunil Dutt

Crew: Sunil Dutt (Director), S Ramachandra (Director of Photography), Vasant Desai (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Release Dates: 31 Dec 1964 (India)

Hindi Name: यादें

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Did you know? This was Hindi cinema's first ever one-actor, and one-set film. Read More
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Actress
as Anil

Direction

Director

Production

Producer

Writers

Screenplay Writer
Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Music

Music Director
Lyricist
Playback Singer
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Black & White
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
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Music Director: Vasant Desai
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
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Music Director: Vasant Desai
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Trivia:
This was Hindi cinema's first ever one-actor, and one-set film.

The film’s most interesting moment comes when Dutt is attacked by a bunch of toys berating him for his lack of concern for his family. The only living presence other than Dutt occurs at the end when Nargis, playing Priya, is shown in silhouette.

The film adopts a naturalist acting idiom played against props such as Mario Miranda cartoon characters animated in the background or balloons representing people whenever the presence of other characters is required.

Sunil Dutt’s directorial debut and a ‘One actor movie monument’ according to the opening credit.