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Taksaal

aka The Mint 1956 ?’ b&w Hindi d/p/s Hemen Gupta pc Hemen Gupta Prod. lyr Prem Dhawan c V.N. Reddy m Roshan lp Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Smriti Biswas, Radhakrishen, Master Jayant

A ‘realist’ melodrama, independently produced by Gupta in Bombay, bemoaning the power of money. The lawyer Jatin Mukherjee (Sahni) is beset by disasters because of his lack of money: his son dies, his unmarried sister is raped by her employer and commits suicide. These events lead him to believe that only wealth can secure happiness and he proceeds to acquire it through crime.

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