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Dosti (1964)

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Dosti (1964)

Cast: Sushil Kumar, Sudhir Kumar

Director: Satyen Bose

Music: Laxmikant, Pyarelal

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Capsule Review: This mega money-spinner for the Rajshri banner featured completely untried faces, not just in the lead but also at the periphery where Sanjay Khan appeared in a romantic sub-plot. But the main plot featured two unknown actors Sushil Kumar and Sudhir Kumar as physically challenged friends struggling to survive with dignity in the concrete jungle. There was only one star in this roaring hit. And that was Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s music. Though designed as a commercial drama, Dosti broke several rules of mainstream cinema. Like Satyen Bose’s other films (Chalti Ka Naam Gadi, Jeevan Mrityu, Bandish, Aasra and Mere Bhaiya) bonds that take individuals beyond family ties were very important to Dosti. The film celebrated the theme of friendship in a language that remains relevant and desirable to this day.

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  1. Yes, Dosti was a landmark movie for Lakshmikant Pyarelal. Baby Farida, Marathi actress Uma Bhende and Sanjay Khan were the other actors. The movie also portrayed Mumbai in 1964. Sadly the lead actors could not capitalise on the success of the movie.Uma Bhende returned back to do Marathi films, but not before doing Raj Kapoor’s sister’s role in Dil Hi To Hai.
    “Gudiya hum se roote rahogi” is an all time hit number from Dosti

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