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Bombai Ka Babu (1960) – Review


Naya films’ “Bombai Ka Babu,” produced by Raj Khosla and Jal Mistry, who also directed and photographed it respectively, is essentially a crime story.

It depicts the frustrating experiences of an ex-convict turned impostor who, because of peculiar circumstances, poses as the brother of a girl and is course of time realizes that he is in love with her.

A controversial theme of this nature is hardly likely to find favor with all classes of cinemagoers. It is a pity that the unfortunate choice of the theme should spoil an otherwise worthy film.

Beautifully mounted and photographed, the outdoor shots are a feast to the eyes.

S.D. Burman’s music is excellent and it is difficult to say which song appeals the most. They seem to be uniformly good. Majrooh’s Sultanpuri’s lyrics are superb.

Dev Anand plays the pivotal role of the criminal with commendable restraint. Suchitra Sen has been beautifully photographed and puts over a sincere portrayal.

Nazir Hussain, Achla Sachdev, Dhumal and Manohar Deepak are all commendable in the support.

Year – 1960

Language – Hindi

Country – India

Producer – Naya Films

Director – Raj Khosla

Music Director – S. D. Burman

Box-Office Status

Cast – Dev Anand, Suchitra Sen, Nazir Hussain, Achla Sachdev, Dhumal, Rashid Khan, Lalita Kumari

Miscellaneous Information

Songs List

Music Director(s)
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