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Directed by Guru Dutt
Produced by Geeta Bali
Written by Guru Dutt
Lalchand Bismil, Sarshar Sailani
Starring Geeta Bali
Guru Dutt
K. N. Singh
Johnny Walker
Music by O. P. Nayyar
Cinematography V. K. Murthy
Edited by Y.G. Chawhan
Release date
  • 1953 (1953)
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Baaz (Hindi: बाज़, Urdu: باز) is a 1953 Hindi film directed by Guru Dutt. This film is Guru Dutt's first starring film, an action film packed with adventure staged mainly on a ship.


The 16th century, the Malabar Coast. General Barbosa (KN Singh) signs a treaty with the queen (Sulochana) of a small state giving the Portuguese right to trade in exchange for military protection. With the help of the queen's nephew Jaswant (Ramsingh), he begins to meddle in the administration as well. He arrests merchant Ramzan Ali and his friend Narayan Das. Das' daughter Nisha (Geeta Bali) tries to save her father but is caught by Barbosa and both are sold to a cruel Portuguese pirate Cabral. Cabral kills Narayan Das. Nisha rouses her fellow slaves to revolt against Cabral and once Cabral is killed Nisha becomes a pirate queen pillaging all Portuguese ships in sight. One such ship includes heir to the throne Prince Ravi (Guru Dutt), a Portuguese woman Rosita (Kuldip Kaur) and a court astrologer (Johnny Walker). Nisha spares their lives as Ravi had saved her life earlier. They inevitably fall in love. Ravi joins the mutineers without revealing his identity. Back on shore, Ravi learns Jaswant is to be crowned king. Ravi is arrested and sentenced to death. Nisha saves him and they join forces with other local chiefs to defeat Barbosa.



  1. "Jo Dil Ki Baat" - Mohd Rafi
  2. "Tare Chandni Afsane Sama" - Geeta Dutt
  3. "Aye Dil Aye Deewane" - Geeta Dutt
  4. "Zara Saamne Aa" - Geeta Dutt
  5. "Aye Watan Ke Naujawan" - Geeta Dutt
  6. "Jaago Jaago Savera Hua" - Geeta Dutt
  7. "Mujhe Dekho" - Talat Mahmud
  8. "Pyaar ka Kanta" - Geeta Dutt

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