Author: Dev Anand
Director/Composer/Na: Subodh Mukherji/S.D. Burman
ISBN/UPC (if available): DVD U-404
“Crime does not pay” may well be the moral of this story, which deals with the rise and fall of a notorious dacoit and killer Kala Ghoda.
The story revolves around Malti, a woman, who ditched by her husband ram, in a fit of rage exchanges her child with that of her husband’s second wife. Thus, her son Ratan grows up as the legal heir while Ram’s son from his second wife Amar, a handsome and bold young man grows up as the son of the maidservant Malti. Amar, who cannot phantom the reason as to why his mother devoted herself to the rich brat Ratan, disguise himself as an ugly ‘munim’ to keep Ratan happy. However, fate has a different guise in hold for these three people. Rattan who is betrothed to Roopa the glamorous and lovely daughter of Captain Suresh, a rich timber merchant however falls in love with Amar on one of those occasions when he is not in his guise. As a grown-up young man, Ratan begins to indulge in loot, dacoity, kidnapping, killing etc. under the guise of Kala Ghoda. No one suspects Kala Ghoda to be the Ratan other than Malti, Ratan’s True mother.
When Ratan comes to about Roopa’s love for Amar he imprisons, Malti and compels Amar to accept Kala Ghoda’s crimes as his own.
What happens next? Watch on Ultra DVD.
WINNER OF FILMFARE AWARD FOR:
Best Supporting Actress
Production Year: 1955
Dev Anand, Kanu Roy, Ameeta, Nalini Jaywant, Nirupa Roy,
Pran, Prabhu Dayal
Director: Subodh Mukherji
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Genre: Love story
Color: Black and White