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Mirza Ghalib

1954 145’ b&w Urdu d Sohrab Modi pc Minerva Movietone st Sadat Hasan Manto sc J.K. Nanda dial Rajinder Singh Bedi lyr Shakeel Badayuni c V. Avadhoot m Ghulam Mohammed lp Suraiya, Bharat Bhushan, Ulhas, Nigar Sultana, Durga Khote, Mukri, Murad, Baij Sharma

Costume period movie about the life of the best-known poet in the Urdu language, Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib (1797-1869) who was also for a while the court poet appointed by the last Mughal King Bahadur Shah Zafar. The film, chronicling Ghalib’s (Bhushan) rejection and final acceptance by the royal court is mainly a love story between the poet and a courtesan he calls Chaudhvin (Suraiya). The ever-popular Ghalib poetry is sung here by Suraiya, Talat Mahmood and Mohammed Rafi.