Author: Balraj Sahni
Meena Kumari/Nirupa Roy
Director/Composer/Na: Bimal Roy/Salil Chaudhary
ISBN/UPC (if available): SHEDVD 203
Shambhu (Balraj Sahni) celebrates the arrival rains, after two years of drought with his son Kanhaiya and wife, Parvati (Nirupa Roy). His joy is short-lived, as the Zamindar wants Shambhu's land for putting up a factory. The zamindar manipulates and bribes the local officials into declaring Shambhu a defaulter, for not having repaid loans taken from the Zamindar.
Determined in holding on to his land at any cost, Shambhu goes to Calcutta to try and make money to repay the Zamindar. Feeling lost and lonely Shambhu and Kanhaiya make their way to a bustee (slum). There Shambhu learns to become a rickshaw puller, and Kanhaiya becomes a boot black. Meanwhile back in the village, Parvati has taken up work as a casual labourer for a construction company. Just when things seem to be working his way, Shambhu meets with an accident and is confined to bed. As the deadline for the repayment draws near, Shambhu is determined to take up pulling the rickwhaw again. Alarmed, Kanhaiya writes to his mother asking her to come to Calcutta.
On receiving the letter Parvati sets out to Calcutta, and then……
From the seven time "Filmfare" award winning director come this movie on the lives and travails of the Indian farmer. As usual his handling the subject matter is first rate.
Winner of the Inaugural Awards of Filmfare for Best Director and Best film.
Balraj Sahni, Ratan Kumar, Murad, Jagdeep, Mehmood, Nirupa Roy, Meena Kumari.
Director: Bimal Roy
Music Director: Salil Chaudhary
Producer: Bimal Roy
Print Type: Black & White