|Directed by||Jyoti Swaroop|
|Produced by||Mehmood, N. C. Sippy|
|Written by||Rajendra Krishan|
|Starring||Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu, Kishore Kumar, Mehmood|
|Music by||Rahul Dev Burman|
|Cinematography||K. H. Kapadia|
|Edited by||D. N. Pai|
|Distributed by||Kailash Dossani Investments Pvt. Ltd., Mehmood Productions|
|29 Nov, 1968|
Padosan (Hindi: पड़ोसन, English: lady Neighbour) is a 1968 Indian comedy film. Directed by Jyoti Swaroop. It was produced by Mehmood, N. C. Sippy and written by Rajendra Krishan. It was a remake of the Telugu film Pakkinti Ammayi (1953) starring Anjali Devi, Relangi, and singer A. M. Rajah. The Tamil version Adutha Veettu Penn was released in 1960 starring Anjali Devi, T. R. Ramachandran and K. A. Thangavelu. The movie stars Sunil Dutt and Saira Banu in lead roles. Kishore Kumar, Mukri, Raj Kishore and Keshto Mukherjee played the supporting roles. Mehmood as the South Indian musician and rival to Sunil Dutt is among the highlights of the film. It was considered as one of the best comedy movies ever made in Hindi film history. Mehmood's portrayal of a south Indian music teacher was one of his all time best and noted performances and a key highlight of the film. Kishore Kumar's character of a comical theater director was also well received. Indiatimes Movies ranked the movie amongst the "Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films". Music was composed by R.D. Burman and was a huge hit. Kishore Kumar sang for himself while Manna Dey sang for Mehmood.
It is based on the Bengali story Pasher Bari by Arun Chowdhury, which was first adapted in Bengali in 1952 as Pasher Bari directed by Sudhir Mukherjee and starring Bhanu Bannerjee. It was again remade into the Telugu film Pakkinti Ammayi (1953) starring Chandra Mohan, Jayasudha, S.P. Balasubrahmanyam and K. Chakravarthi. The movie was remade in Kannada as Pakkadamane Hudugi (2003) starring Raghavendra Rajkumar and Anant Nag.
Bhola (Sunil Dutt), an innocent young man lives along with his mama, (maternal uncle) Kunwar Pratap Singh (Om Prakash). Bhola gets enraged by the fact that Pratap Singh was looking for a girl to marry while his wife (Bhola's mami) was still alive. Angry, he leaves to live along with his mami (Pratap's wife). There he finds a beautiful neighbor Bindu (Saira Banu) and falls in love with her. But Bindu was a short tempered girl and gets annoyed by Bhola. Vidyapati (Kishore Kumar), Bhola's friend and mentor comes to his rescue and spies on Bindu.
Bindu moves close with her music teacher Master Pillai/Masterji who is a madrasi (Mehmood), though he wasn't much impressive. Vidyapathi finds out that Bindu loves music very much and that's the reason why she moves close with Pillai. He tries to make maestro of Bhola but fails. He later devises an idea to give voice to Bhola in the background while Bhola copies him in the front. Their plan succeeds and Bindu slowly starts to fall for Bhola, much to the disapproval of Pillai.
But on one fine day Bindu finds out their drama and gets enraged. She agrees to the marriage proposal of Kunwar Pratap Singh though she knew that he was old and uncle of Bhola. Vidyapathi and his gang goes to Pratap Singh and make him to cancel the match by telling him about Bhola's love. This further enrages Bindu who decides to marry Pillai, just to get even with Bhola.
Bhola finds no other way to stop the wedding and at last Vidyapathi comes up with an idea of Bhola's fake suicide. They arrange a suicide scene and start to shout that Bhola killed himself. Bindu gets deeply shocked and tries to wake him up. Vidyapathi tells her that love could bring the dead back and encourages her to try hard. After some more acting, Bhola wakes up as from the other world and embraces Bindu. Pillai also gets shocked to see the power of love and happily gets aside. In climax Bhola' mami and mama also reconcile and bless the newly wed couple.
- Sunil Dutt as Bhola
- Saira Banu as Bindu
- Mehmood as Master Pillai/Masterji
- Kishore Kumar as Vidyapati/Guru (Bhola's Friend)
- Mukri as Banarsi
- Keshto Mukherjee as Kolkatiya
- Raj Kishore as Lahori
- Om Prakash as Kunwar Pratap Singh (Bhola's uncle)
- Moolchand as Pratap Singh's servant
- Dulari as Bhola's aunt
- Agha as Bindoo's Father
- Sunder as Pandit Janki Prasad/Panditji
|1||"Main Chali Main Chali"||Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar||05:04|
|2||"Bhai Battur"||Lata Mangeshkar||04:39|
|4||"Mere Samne Wali Khidki"||Kishore Kumar||02:48|
|5||"Ek Chatur Naar"||Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Mehmood||06:18|
|6||"Kehana Hai.. Kehana Hai Tumse"||Kishore Kumar||03:39|
|7||"Aao Aao Sanwariya"||Manna Dey, Mehmood||04:40|
|8||"Mere Bhole Balam (Meri Pyaari Bindu)"||Kishore Kumar, Mukri||03:21|
|9||"Sharam Aati Hai Magar"||Lata Mangeshkar||05:05|