Woh Kaun Thi (1964)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 30 mins

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A rare big-budget excursion into the thriller genre, the story concerns a young doctor, Anand (Kumar), obsessed by a woman (Sadhana) who appears to him with different names and in different guises, making him doubt his senses. Like Vertigo (1958), the story evokes the supernatural and madness but eventually the hero unravels the plot. The villain of the piece is Anand’s friend Dr Ramesh (Chopra) who concocts the plot to drive Anand insane in order to get hold of an inheritance. The enigmatic, sexually repressed figure played by Sadhana ranges from a ghostlike apparition to Anand’s future wife (with a seduction scene where she momentarily turns ‘human’ to the song Lag jaa gale). In spite of the often woefully inadequate soundtrack and the fact that the suspense hinges mainly on the repeated use of the song Naina barse rimjhim (sung by Lata Mangeshkar), it remains one of director Khosla’s favourites. The film was remade in Tamil as Yar Nee by Sathyam (1966).

Cast: Manoj Kumar, Sadhana Shivdasani

Crew: Raj Khosla (Director), KH Kapadia (Director of Photography), Madan Mohan Kohli (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Romance

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1964 (India)

Hindi Name: वह कौन थी

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Did you know? The film was remade as Ab Kya Hoga (1977) with Shatrughan Sinha and Neetu Singh. Read More
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as Dr. Anand
as Sandhya
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as Dr. S.R. Singh
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Black & White
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24 fps
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2.39:1 (Scope)
The film needed an ugly dwarf woman for one of the roles. Manoj Kumar used to see a lady begging around the Taj. He used to be afraid of her. Manoj Kumar suggested her to Raj Khosla who sought her out and signed her.

The popular song "Lagja Gale Se" song was initially rejected by Raj Khosla when he first heard it. It was recorded only after Madan Mohan convinced him that it would be appreciated.

The film was remade as Ab Kya Hoga (1977) with Shatrughan Sinha and Neetu Singh.