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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
Release dates
  • 1968 (1968)
Running time
157 min.
Country India
Language Hindi

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. The music is by R.D. Burman. 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. Indiatimes Movies ranked the movie amongst the "Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films".[1]

It is based on the Bengali story Pasher Bari[2] by Arun Chowdhury, which was first adapted in Bengali in 1952 as Pasher Bari directed by Sudhir Mukherjee and starring Bhanu Bannerjee.[3] It was remade in Telugu as Pakkinti Ammayi (1953)[4] starring Anjali Devi, Relangi, and singer A. M. Rajah. It was later remade in 1960 as a Tamil film Adutha Veettu Penn. It was again remade into the Telugu film Pakkinti Ammayi (1981) 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.


A simpleton named Bhola (Sunil Dutt) falls in love with his neighbour Bindu (Saira Banu). To impress her he wants to sing to her. However, he isn't a good singer and so seeks the help of his friend, Guru Vidyapati (Kishore Kumar). Guru, a famous singer, agrees to help his friend. To impress Bindu, Guru sings in the background and Bhola mouths the words. Bindu is charmed by what she thinks is Bhola's singing. They become friends and fall in love. Bindu has a music teacher named Master Pillai/Masterji (Mehmood) who is also in love with her and keeps proposing to her. Thus a hilarious competition between Bhola, supported by Guru Vidyapati versus Masterji ensues for Bindu. Bindu however loves Bhola and hence refuses Masterji.

One day Bindu finds out about Bhola's lie. She is very upset and refuses to meet Bhola. In a rage, she decides to marry Masterji instead. They both prepare for the wedding, while Bhola thinks of a way to get Bindu back.

On the wedding day, Guru gets an idea. He makes Bhola pretend to have committed suicide. He puts a fake suicide note next to Bhola. Bhola has a noose around his neck and a chair next to him. Guru goes and tells the news to Bindu. She is shocked. She leaves her wedding altar and runs to Bhola. She reads the note and starts to repent. Bindu then tries to wake Bhola up. Bhola wakes up and Bindu is delighted. She tells Masterji that she wants to marry Bhola and he agrees. Bhola and Bindu get married.



The music of the film was composed by Rahul Dev Burman and the lyrics were written by Rajendra Krishan.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Mere Saamnewali Khidki Mein" Kishore Kumar
2 "Bhai Battur" Lata Mangeshkar
3 "Ek Chatur Naar Karke Singaar" Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Mehmood
4 "Kehna Hain" Kishore Kumar
5 "Main Chali Main Chali" Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Chorus
6 "Mere Bhole Balam (Meri Pyaari Bindu, Bindu Re Bindu)" Kishore Kumar, Mukri
7 "Sharm Aati Hain Magar" Lata Mangeshkar
8 "Aao Aao Saanwariya" Manna Dey, Mehmood

Kishore Kumar's character in the film was inspired by the personality of his uncle, Dhananjay Banerjee (a classical singer),[5] and music director Khemchand Prakash.


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