Bheegi Raat

Bheegi Raat (transl. A rainy night) is a 1965 Bollywood film produced and directed by Kalidas. The film was a semi hit at the box office.[2]

Bheegi Raat
Bheegi Raat.jpg
Poster
Directed byKalidas
Produced byKalidas
Written byKalidas
StarringAshok Kumar
Meena Kumari
Pradeep Kumar
Music byRoshan
CinematographyA. Bhattacharjee
Edited byD. N. Pai
Release date
  • 5 August 1965 (1965-08-05)
[1]
Running time
157 mins
LanguageHindi
Box office70 lakh (equivalent to 38 crore or US$5.3 million in 2019) [2]

Roshan was the music director. Hit songs from the movie include 'Dil Jo Na Keh Saka' sung by Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar in two different versions and 'Aise To Na Dekho Ki' sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Mohammed Rafi.

The movie was a remake of 1957 American movie An Affair to Remember which in turn was a remake of 1939 movie Love Affair.This film inspired the 1999 film Mann starring Aamir Khan and Manisha Koirala.

PlotEdit

Neelima (Meena Kumari) falls afoul of a greedy uncle, who wants to make quick money by selling her to the highest bidder. After a stormy escape, she's found in a ditch by Pushpa (Kamini Kaushal), an invalid and guardian to absent brother Anand's (Ashok Kumar) daughter. Neelima sticks around and soon has charge of the household and the kid.

Back in Bombay, Ajay (Pradeep Kumar) is the artistic layabout son of a wealthy industrialist, and is targeted for marriage by a scheming socialite, Vinita (Shashikala). After rebuffing her, he earns the wrath of her father, and his own. Ajay decides to run from it all, presumably with the help of his secret trust fund, off to paint in Nainital. Soon enough, Ajay starts meeting Neelima at various occasions in Nainital and eventually both of them start loving each other.

On the other hand, Anand also falls for Neelima not only because of her uncanny resemblance to his dead wife but also her caring and affectionate attitude towards his daughter. Neelima, who lives in Anand's house is torn between her love for Ajay and respect for Anand soon confesses her dilemma to Anand. Vinita, the spurned lover is seeking revenge from Ajay and soon gets an opportunity when Neelima gets injured in an accident. Ajay misinterprets the situation unknown to the fact that she actually has met with an accident and is filled with hatred for her.

By the end of the film, Anand who is all set to marry Neelima backs out at the last minute giving way to her marriage with Ajay. Neelima and Ajay unite and Anand goes back to London leaving his daughter in the custody of his sister Pushpa.

CastEdit

CrewEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Bheegi Raat
Soundtrack album by
RecordedUnknown
GenreFilm soundtrack
Label
ProducerKalidas
Roshan chronology
'Bedaag'
(1965)
Bheegi Raat
(1965)
'Mamta'
(1966)
Song Singer
"Dil Jo Na Keh Saka" (Female Version) Lata Mangeshkar
"Dil Jo Na Keh Saka" (Male Version) Mohammed Rafi
"Mohabbat Se Dekha, Khafa Ho Gaye" Mohammed Rafi
"Jaane Woh Kaun Hai, Kya Naam Hai Un Aankhon Ka" Mohammed Rafi
"Aise To Na Dekho Ke Bahak Jaaye Kahin Hum" Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur
"Tu Mera Jo Nahin" Asha Bhosle

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bheegi Raat". Times of India. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Box Office 1965". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012.

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