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1949 140’ b&w Hindi-Urdu d Krishna Kumar pc Caravan Pics s/co-lyr Hasrat Lucknowi co-dial/co-lyr Shahir Ghaznavi co-lyr Sarshar Saloni, Harishchandra Akhtar c S. Srivastava m Ghulam Haider, Hansraj Behl, O.P. Nayyar lp Munawar Sultana, Shyam, Urmila, Kuldeep Kaur, Khwaja Sabir, Tiwari, Nazir Kashmiri, Jilloo, Cuckoo, Sinha

This Muslim social became one of 40s star Munawar Sultana’s best-known films. She plays Sabira, the daughter of the millionaire Seth Akbar (Sinha) who is swindled and put into an asylum by his villainous manager Hamid (Sabir). Sabira marries Hamid’s son Akhtar (Shyam), but it is an unhappy marriage ruined by a sexy urban socialite, Darling (Kaur). Sabira is forced to become a servant in her own home but eventually recovers her rightful place as the household’s mistress. Numerous songs by Shamshad Begum and Zeenat Begum also includes early songs by Geeta Dutt.