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Kathputli

1957 160’(152’) b&w Hindi co-d/s Amiya Chakravarty co-d Nitin Bose pc Shrirangam dial Chandrakant lyr Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri c V. Babasaheb m Shankar-Jaikishen lp Vyjayanthimala, Kumari Kamala, Balraj Sahni, Jawahar Kaul, Agha, Sheila Kashmiri, Poonam

Chakravarty’s last film was completed after his death by Bose. It is a melodrama about Pushpa (Vyjayanthimala) who loves and marries a small-time puppeteer (Kaul). She becomes a famous dancer in the theatre of the benevolent Loknath (Sahni) and gets embroiled in the man’s tragic life, estranging her from her husband. A Vyjayanthimala vehicle, the film consists of expensively staged dance sequences loosely strung together, including the hit number Bagad bam baaje damaroo.

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