Gomti Ke Kinare
Gomti Ke Kinare is a 1972 Bollywood drama film directed by Saawan Kumar Tak in a directorial debut. The film stars Meena Kumari and Mumtaz. It was the last release of Meena Kumari, and was released posthumously. She shot the film through her failing health at the end of 1971, and was apprehensive whether she would be able to complete the filming. Eventually, she did with the last schedule on 29 December. However, despite the music score by R.D. Burman, the film failed at the box office.
|Gomti Ke Kinare|
|Directed by||Saawan Kumar Tak|
|Produced by||Saawan Kumar Tak|
|Music by||Rahul Dev Burman|
Majrooh Sultanpuri (lyrics)
Amitabh Bachchan was being considered (to play hero opposite Mumtaz) by Saawan Kumar and Meena Kumari. However, Mumtaz, who was close to the Khan brothers those days, recommended Sameer Khan, and the audience missed the golden opportunity to see Amitabh along with legendary Meena Kumari.
Sameer lives a poor lifestyle in Bombay with his mother, Ganga, and maternal uncle, Nekiram. Nekiram works at a petrol pump, and his mother paints pictures and statuettes of Hindu deities. Sameer grows up, becomes an Engineer, and lands a job with Khosla Enterprises, which is run by Chairman Gopaldas Khosla, where he proves his abilities and is soon promoted as Chief Engineer, and gets a bungalow to live in as well as a fancy car. He meets with Roshni, the daughter of Gopaldas, both fall in love, and soon get engaged. His idyllic lifestyle is shattered when a rival businessman, Chaganmal, alleges that Sameer's mother was actually Gangabai, a Lucknow-based Courtesan, who was never married, and that Nekiram is not his maternal uncle.
- Meena Kumari as Ganga
- Agha as Nekiram
- Jalal Agha as Dhobi
- Harbans Darshan M. Arora as Doctor
- Chandrima Bhaduri as Shyama's Mother
- Bharat Bhushan as Bharat
- Rajan Haksar as Khan
- Helen as Herself
- Daisy Irani as Chandni
- I. S. Johar as Seth Chellamal
- Alankar Joshi as Young Sameer "Munna" (as Master Alankar)
- Sameer Khan** not this sameer as Sameer "Munna"
- Lalita Kumari as Champa (as Lalita Sinha)
- Manorama as Manoramabai
- Mukri as Himself
- Mumtaz as Roshni Das
- Paintal as Film Kumar
- Randhir as Ramu
- Rehman as Gopal Das
- Asit Sen as Petrol Pump owner
- Shyama as Mrs. Shyama Das
- Tun Tun as Petrol Pump owner's wife
- Gomti Ke Kinare at Bollywood Hungama
- Mehta, Vinod (1972). Meena Kumari: On the life and art of Meena Kumari, 1932-1972, Indian screen tragedienne. Jaico Publishing House. p. 84.
- Vittal, Anirudha Bhattacharjee Balaji (21 July 2012). R. D. Burman: The Man, The Music. HarperCollins Publishers. pp. 72–. ISBN 978-93-5029-236-5.
- Somaaya, Bhawana (2003). The Story So Far. Indian Express Group. p. 101.
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