Half Ticket

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Half Ticket
Half Ticket.jpg
Directed byKalidas
Produced byBombay Talkies
Written bySalil Choudhury
StarringKishore Kumar
Madhubala
Pran
Music byMusic:
Salil Choudhury
Lyrics:
Majrooh Sultanpuri
Edited byMajrooh Sultanpuri
Release date
  • 1962 (1962)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Half Ticket, directed by Kalidas, is a 1962 classic Hindi film starring Kishore Kumar, Madhubala and Pran. The film is based on the Hollywood movie You're Never Too Young.

Plot[edit]

Vijay (Kishore Kumar) is the good-for-nothing son of a rich industrialist, who becomes bored of his father's constant railing and the efforts to marry him off, with the intention of getting him "settled" in life. So Vijay walks out of his home and decides to leave for Bombay and start life afresh there, however he does not have enough money for a ticket.

Vijay gets a burst of inspiration from a plump child called Munna, who is waiting in line with his mother (Tun Tun), and decides to pass himself off a child in order to get the eponymous half-ticket.

Now disguised as Munna, Vijay is used as a mule for a diamond smuggler (Pran) without his knowledge. On the train, Vijay also meets Rajnidevi (Madhubala) and falls in love with her.

The rest of the film follows Vijay's exploits as he avoids capture by the diamond smuggler and his girlfriend (Shammi), romances Rajnidevi while avoiding her auntie-ji (Manorama), and reunites with his father.

Cast[edit]

  • Kishore Kumar as Vijaychand vald Lalchand vald Dhyanchand vald Hukumchand alias Munna / Vijay's Mother
  • Madhubala as Rajnidevi / Asha
  • Pran as Notorious Thief Raja Babu aka Chacha
  • Shammi as Lily Raja Babu's Mistress
  • Manorama as Asha's Aunty
  • Pradeep Kumar as Special Appearance
  • Moni Chaterjee as Seth Lalchand Vijay's Father
  • Tun Tun as the Real Munna's Mother
  • Helen as Stage Dancer in the song Woh ek Nigah (Special Appearance)

Soundtrack[edit]

Music directed by Salil Choudhury

Song Singer(s) Notes
"Chaand Raat Tum Ho Saath" Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar
"Aankhon Mein Tum" Geeta Dutt and Kishore Kumar
"Chill Chill Chilla Ke" Kishore Kumar Picturized on Kishore Kumar as he is dressed as Munna.
"Woh Ek Nigah Kya Mili" Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar Picturized on Helen and Kishore Kumar with Pran.
"Aake Seedhi Lagi Dil Pe" Kishore Kumar and Kishore Kumar (both male & female voice) Picturized on Kishore Kumar and Pran with Kishore in drag.
"Are Lelo Ji Lelo" Kishore Kumar
"Are Wah Re Mere Malik" Kishore Kumar

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