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Chandan Ka Palna (1967)

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Ajit lives with his mother, and comes from a very wealthy family. He meets with beautiful Shobha and both fall in love with each other. Ajit's mom is delighted and agrees to meet with ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Meena Kumari ... Shobha Rai
Dharmendra ... Ajit
Mehmood ... Mahesh Chandra Mukhopadhyay (as Mahmood)
Mumtaz ... Sadhana
Durga Khote ... Mrs. Radha Laxmidas
Nasir Hussain ... Harikishan Rai (as Nazir Husain)
Mukri ... Munshi Chhote Lal
Dhumal ... Gopi
Bipin Gupta Bipin Gupta ... Gurudev
Asit Kumar Sen ... Sevaram (as Asit Sen)
Abhi Bhattacharya ... Dr. A.N. Das
Kamal Mohan Kamal Mohan
Nazir Kashmiri Nazir Kashmiri
Amir Ali Amir Ali
Jerry Jerry


Ajit lives with his mother, and comes from a very wealthy family. He meets with beautiful Shobha and both fall in love with each other. Ajit's mom is delighted and agrees to meet with Harikishan Rai, Shobha's father, to finalize their marriage. The marriage takes place with great pomp and ceremony. A few years later, Ajit notices a change in Shobha's behavior. She changes her lifestyle, adopts a more liberal outlook, takes to drinking alcohol, and has an hair-cut. Ajit and his mom are perplexed and appalled at this change, and want to find out, but Shobha refuses to tell them anything. One day, Shobha and Ajit's mom have an argument, and Shobha angrily lifts up her hand to slap her, only to be stopped by Ajit, who asks Shobha to leave immediately. Shobha leaves and returns to her father's house, leaving Ajit and his mother behind wondering what had changed Shobha so much, and whether to get Ajit married a second time or not. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A family drama with the story of a tormented wife for not being able to bear a child
14 March 2013 | by dbhattacSee all my reviews

Chandan Ka Palna is one of Meena Kumari's later years films when she lost a bit of her simplistic charm and looked a little heavier because of alcohol abuse and other personal problems. However, she still shines as one of the best female actors of Hindi films without a question. This film is all about Meena Kumari, first as Shobha ( Meena Kumari ) a happy wife in a wealthy family being married to Ajit (Dharmendra ) after a brief courtship. Everything was going pretty well until it became evident that she cannot bear a child with no future possibility of being a mother as determined by the doctor. First she became a little unstable with a binge for dressing western and alcohol but was severely reprimanded by her husband and ultimately thrown out of the house and divorced. Ajit married again and Shobha prayed to god for his wife to have a child and which finally happened but the new mother dies at child birth. Meena Kumari did a splendid piece acting in her second role as a tormented woman with a lot of pain because of the circumstances. Dharemendra as her husband did very well as well as strong support from veterans like Dhumal, Durga Khote, Nasir Hussain and Mehmood. This film is not a classic but it is a well-directed good movie to watch with good music by RD Burman. I gave it a seven out of ten.

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