Do Aankhen Barah Haath
|Do Ankhen Barah Haath|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||V. Shantaram|
|Produced by||V. Shantaram|
|Written by||G.D. Madgulkar|
|Music by||Vasant Desai|
|Edited by||Chintamani Borkar|
Do Aankhen Barah Haath (lit. Two Eyes, Twelve Hands) is a 1957 Hindi film directed by V. Shantaram, who also starred in the film. It is considered to be one of the classics of Hindi cinema and is based on humanistic psychology. It won a Silver Bear at the 8th Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the category Samuel Goldwyn Award. The film is also remembered for the song "Aye Maalik Tere Bande Hum", sung by Lata Mangeshkar and written by Bharat Vyas.
The film was inspired by the story of an "open prison" experiment: Swatantrapur in the princely state of Aundh near Satara. Now, Swatantrapur is part of Atpadi tehsil in Sangli district of Maharashtra. It was recounted by screenwriter G. D. Madgulkar to V. Shantaram. In 2005, Indiatimes Movies ranked the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films. During filming, V. Shantaram fought with a bull and injured an eye, but his eyesight survived. The film was later remade in 1975 as the Tamil language film Pallandu Vazhga and in 1976 as the Telugu language film Maa Daivam.
He takes these notorious, often surly murderers and makes them work hard with him on a dilapidated country farm, rehabilitating them through hard work and kind guidance as they eventually produce a great harvest.
The film ends with the death of the warden at the hands of the minions of a corrupt enemy who wants no competition in the profitable market he controls.
This film takes the viewers through several scenes that set a strong moral lesson that through hard work, dedication and concentration a person can accomplish anything. Also, this film explains that if people focus their energy on a worthy cause, success is guaranteed.
- V. Shantaram as Adinath, Jail warden
- Sandhya as Champa
- Baburao Pendharkar as Superintendent
- Ulhas as Shanker Passi
- B.M. Vyas as Jalia Nai
- Paul Sharma
- S. K. Singh
- G. Ingawale
- Asha Devi as Inmate's mother
- Shankarrao Bhosle
- Keshavrao Date
- Director : V. Shantaram
- Producer : V. Shantaram
- Banner : Rajkamal Kalamandir
- Story : G. D. Madgulkar
- Screenplay : G. D. Madgulkar
- Dialogue : G. D. Madgulkar
- Cinematographer : G. Balkrishna, Kirtiwan
- Editor : Chintamani Borkar
- Art Director : Baburao Jadhav, P. S. Kale
- Make Up : Baba Vardam
- Audiographer : A. K. Parmar
|1.||"Aye Maalik Tere Bande Hum"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|2.||"Ho Umad Ghumad Kar Aayi Re Ghata"||Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey|
|3.||"Main Gaaun Tu Chup Ho Ja"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|4.||"Sainyya Jhoothhon Ka Bada Sartaj Nikala"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|5.||"Tak Tak Dhum Dhum"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|1957||Best Feature Film||V. Shantaram||Won|
|Best Feature Film in Hindi||V. Shantaram||Won|
|1958||Silver Bear Extraordinary Prize of the Jury||V. Shantaram||Won|
|1959||Samuel Goldwyn Award||V. Shantaram||Won|
- My Six Convicts (Do Aankhen's plot exhibits a certain similarity with the autobiographical story of Donald Powell Wilson)
- The Dirty Dozen
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