Paigham (1959)

 ●  Hindi ● Running Time: TBA

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After Mr Sampat (1952) and Insaniyat (1955), this multi-star melodrama consolidated S.S. Vasan’s efforts to break into the Hindi cinema. Poor heroine Manju (Vyjayanthimala) befriends Malati (Saroja Devi), the daughter of rich millowner Seth Sewakram (Motilal). The engineer Ratanlal (D. Kumar), together with his brother Ramlal (Raaj Kumar), works at Sewakram’s mill where he meets Manju again and falls in love with her. The complicated story that ensues involves Ratanlal setting up a union while his brother Ramlal tries to break it under pressure from the boss. The major twist in the plot is that Manju is revealed to be the rich millowner’s daughter, whereupon she tries to burn down the mill. Ratanlal, who tries to stop her, is arrested and jailed for arson before the story is eventually resolved.

Cast: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala Bali

Crew: SS Vasan (Director), P Ellappa (Director of Photography), C Ramchandra (Music Director)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1959 (India)

Hindi Name: पैग़ाम

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Did you know? The film was remade in Tamil as Irumbu Thirai by the same director S. S. Vasan with Sivaji Ganesan in Dilip Kumar's role. Vyjayanthimala and Saroja Devi reprised their respective roles in the Tamil version. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Black & White
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Stereoscopy:
No
Trivia:
This was the first film to feature both Dilip Kumar and Raaj Kumar. 32 years later, they appeared together again in "Saudagar" (1991).

The film was remade in Tamil as Irumbu Thirai by the same director S. S. Vasan with Sivaji Ganesan in Dilip Kumar's role. Vyjayanthimala and Saroja Devi reprised their respective roles in the Tamil version.