Author: Dev Anand
Director/Composer/Na: Guru Dutt/S D Burman
ISBN/UPC (if available): SHEDVD 261
A criminal hero with a heart of gold, Madan (Dev Anand). A doctor Rajni (Kalpana Kartik) bent upon saving him and his sick sister. Nina (Geeta Bali), a night club dancer with a soft spot for the hero. A master criminal hiding behind a mask of respectability. When Nina tells Madan, “When you have nothing to loose, stake it all”. And Madan stakes it all and gets framed for murder.
Baazi set the tone for the wave of crime films that were to come out of Bollywood, during the 50s and the 60s. This second offering from the Navketan banner, was the debut directorial film for Guru Dutt, who went on to become one of Hindi cinema’s premier directors.
The film was also a launching pad for several talents who went on to make a name for themselves – Dev Anand the ideal actor for crime thrillers like ‘Jaal’, ‘Pocketmaar’, ‘C. I. D’, ‘Nau Do Gyarah’, ‘Kaala Bazaar’, and ‘Jaali Note’, to name a few, lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi, choreographer Zohra Sehgal, playback singer Geeta Roy (later known as Geeta Dutt), the comedian Johny Walker.
Two songs from this film stand out as hits, “Tadbeer se bigdi hui taqdeer bana le” a ghazal set to a western beat and the svelte, seductive number, “Suno gajar kya gaaye” both by Geeta Dutt.
Dev Anand, Rashid Khan, Johny Walker, Geeta Bali,
Roopa Verman, Kalpana Kartik
Director: Guru Dutt
Music Director: S D Burman
Print Type: Black & White