Footpath (1953 film)

Footpath is a 1953 Hindi film written and directed by Zia Sarhadi. The film stars Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari, and Anwar Hussain. The music of the film is by Khayyam and background Score by Timir Baran.

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Directed byZia Sarhadi
Produced byShree Ranjit Movietone
Written byZia Sarhadi
StarringDilip Kumar
Meena Kumari
Romesh Thappar
Achala Sachdev
Music byKhayyam
CinematographyM. Rajaram
Edited byShivaji Avdhut
Shree Ranjit Movietone
Distributed byShree Ranjit Movietone
Release date
  • 9 October 1953 (1953-10-09)


Tired of being poor, Noshu, a newspaperman, abandons his scruples and starts to make money as a black marketeer. He gains his fortune, but ruins his brother's life causing him to lose his job, his home and his wife whilst simultaneously losing his own self-respect and that of his former neighbours and his girl. Tormented by his conscience, he writes an expose′ of the illegal trade, but cannot prevent his own brother becoming a victim when an epidemic rages unchecked because criminals have stockpiled all the medicine.

Critical receptionEdit

Footpath is one of the films featured in Avijit Ghosh's book, 40 Retakes: Bollywood Classics You May Have Missed



Song Singer(s) Lyricist
"So Jaa Mere Pyaare So Jaa" Asha Bhosle Majrooh Sultanpuri
"Kaisa Jaadu Daala Re Balma Na Janne" Asha Bhosle Sardar Jafri
"Suhaana Hai Yeh Mausam Salona Hai Mera Balam" Asha Bhosle Majrooh Sultanpuri
"Shaam-e Gham Ki Qasam Aaj Ghamgin Hai" Talat Mehmood Majrooh Sultanpuri, Sardar Jafri
"Piya Aaja Re Dil Mera Pukaare" Asha Bhosle Majrooh Sultanpuri

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