Kathputli (1957 film)
|Directed by||Amiya Chakrabarty
|Written by||Story & Screenplay: Amiya Chakrabarty
Dialogue: Chandrakant Gaur
|Music by||Shankar Jaikishan|
|Edited by||C. Ramarao|
|Distributed by||Sreerangam Production|
Kathputli (Hindi: कठपुतली; Urdu: کٹھپتلی ; translation: Puppet) is a 1957 Pygmalion Black-and-white social Hindi film produced by Ajit Chakraborty and Amiya Chakrabarty with their Sreerangam Production. The film was the last film of director Amiya Chakrabarty who had earlier directed Basant, Daag and Seema. He died during the filming and Nitin Bose took up the mantle of the director in the film. The film stars Vyjayanthimala and Balraj Sahni in the lead with Jawahar Kaul, Agha, Kumari Kamala, C. S. Dubey, Sheela Kashmiri, Poonam and Laxman Rao forms an ensemble cast. The film's music was composed by Shankar Jaikishan duo, with the lyric penned by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri. The film's story is about young Pushpa, an accomplished dancer and singer who assists puppeteer Shivraj in his puppet show. It dealt with the theme based on a godfather trying to control his protégé.
Pushpa comes from a poor family, and is a good dancer and singer. She would like to assist a puppeteer with his makeshift dolls and puppet act. Unfortunately, he meets with an accident, and is hospitalized. Some of his puppets were also damaged during this accident. Pushpa approaches Loknath for work, and he gets her to work on stage, and would like her to become a movie star. Will Pushpa give up her simple life, and take on the glamorous route?
- Vyjayanthimala as Pushpa
- Balraj Sahni as Loknath
- Jawahar Kaul as Shivraj
- Agha as Manohar
- Kumari Kamala as Kamala
- C. S. Dubey
- Sheela Kashmiri
- Laxman Rao
|Soundtrack album by Shankar Jaikishan|
|Label||The Gramophone Company of India|
|Shankar Jaikishan chronology|
|1||"Bakkad Bam Bam"||Lata Mangeshkar||Feature actress Vyjayanthimala performing folk dance such as Mayilattam and Koothu||04:02||Hasrat Jaipuri|
|2||"Bol Ri Kath Putli"||Lata Mangeshkar||Featuring actress Vyjayanthimala performing street dance||06:07||Shailendra|
|3||"Bol Ri Kath Putli"||Lata Mangeshkar||Featuring actress Vyjayanthimala performing Kathakali and other form of dance||06:07||Shailendra||Sad version|
|4||"Manzil Wohi Hai Pyar Ki"||Subir Sen||Picturisation on Vyjayanthimala and Balraj Sahni||03:57||Shailendra|
|5||"Mini Mini Chichi"||Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh||Stage duet on actress Vyjayanthimala and Agha||04:15||Shailendra|
|6||"Haye Tu Hi Gaya Mohe Bhool Re"||Lata Mangeshkar||Picturization on actress Kumari Kamala||05:07||Shailendra|
|7||"Itne Bade Jahan Mein Ae Dil"||Lata Mangeshkar||Stage dance by Vyjayanthimala||06:19||Shailendra|
|7||"So Ja Re So Ja"||Lata Mangeshkar||Featuring actress Vyjayanthimala||04:05||Hasrat Jaipuri|
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