|Directed by||Jyoti Swaroop|
N. C. Sippy
|Written by||Rajendra Krishan|
|Based on||Pasher Bari|
by Arun Chowdhury
|Music by||R.D. Burman|
|Cinematography||K. H. Kapadia|
|Edited by||D. N. Pai|
|Distributed by||Kailash Dossani Investments Pvt. Ltd.|
Padosan (transl. Lady Neighbour) is a 1968 Indian Hindi-language musical comedy film directed by Jyoti Swaroop and produced by Mehmood, N. C. Sippy and written by Rajendra Krishan. It is a remake of the Bengali-language film Pasher Bari (1952) based on a short story of the same name by Arun Chowdhury starring Bhanu Bandyopadhyay and Sabitri Chatterjee. The film stars Sunil Dutt and Saira Banu. 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 films made in Hindi film history. Kishore Kumar's character of a comical theater director was also well received. Indiatimes Movies ranked the film amongst the "Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films". Music was composed by R. D. Burman and was a huge success. Kishore Kumar sang for himself while Manna Dey sang for Mehmood. Many of the scenes were shot in Brindavan Gardens located near the city of Mysore.
Bhola (Sunil Dutt), an innocent young man lives with his maternal uncle (Mama) Kunwar Pratap Singh (Om Prakash). Bhola is enraged at Pratap Singh who has been searching for a girl to marry despite his wife being alive. Angry, he leaves his uncle's house and moves in to live with his Aunt (Pratap's wife). There, he finds a beautiful neighbour Bindu (Saira Banu) and falls in love with her. Bindu however, gets annoyed by Bhola and refutes his advances. Vidyapati (Kishore Kumar), who is a singer and theater actor and Bhola's friend and mentor comes to his rescue and spies on Bindu.
Bindu tolerates advances of her South Indian music teacher Master Pillai / Masterji. Vidyapathi realizes that Bindu loves music and that is the reason for her closeness with Master Pillai. He tries to teach Bhola to sing but fails miserably. Inspired by dubbed songs, he devises an idea and asks Bhola to mimic the lyrics to songs while he does the real singing in the background himself. Their plan to impress Bindu succeeds and Bindu slowly starts falling for Bhola, much to the chagrin of Pillai.
When singing at Bindu's birthday party, one of her friends becomes suspicious at Bhola's voice. She leads Bindu to discover Bhola's fake act. It makes Bindu angry and in a fit of rage, she agrees to the marriage proposal of Kunwar Pratap Singh, which she had earlier rejected upon knowing that he is Bhola's Maternal Uncle. Vidyapathi and his gang visit Pratap Singh and plead him to reject the proposal for his nephew's love, to which Pratap Singh agrees. This further enrages Bindu who decides to marry Pillai, just to get even with Bhola.
Helpless to stop the wedding, Vidyapathi comes up a last-ditch plan to fake Bhola's suicide. They arrange a suicide scene and start shouting and mourning Bhola's "death". Everyone arrives at the scene including Bindu who is deeply shocked and tries to wake him up. Vidyapathi tells her that only her unrequited love could have a chance of bringing the dead back and encourages her to try harder. After some more pretending, Bhola finally cries and wakes up, embracing Bindu. Everyone including Master Pillai is happy and shocked to see the power of true love. In the end, Bhola's Maternal Uncle and Aunt also reconcile and bless the newlywed couple. In the last scene of movie, Master Pillai is shown playing 'Shehnai' with tears in his eyes.
- Sunil Dutt as Bhola
- Saira Banu as Bindu
- Mehmood as Master Pillai/Masterji (Bhola's rival)
- Kishore Kumar as Vidyapati/Guru (Bhola's Friend)
- Mukri as Banarsi
- Keshto Mukherjee as Kolkatiya
- Raj Kishore as Lahorie
- Om Prakash as Kunwar Pratap Singh (Bhola's uncle)
- Moolchand as Pratap Singh's servant
- Dulari as Bhola's aunt
- Agha as Bindu's father
- Sunder as Pandit Janki Prasad/Panditji
|1||"Main Chali Main Chali"||R. D. Burman||Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar||05:04|
|2||"Bhai Battur"||R. D. Burman||Lata Mangeshkar||04:39|
|3||"Mere Samne Wali Khidki"||R. D. Burman||Kishore Kumar||02:48|
|4||"Ek Chatur Naar"||R. D. Burman||Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Mehmood||06:18|
|5||"Kehana Hai.. Kehana Hai Tumse"||R. D. Burman||Kishore Kumar||03:39|
|6||"Aao Aao Sanwariya"||R. D. Burman||Manna Dey, Mehmood||04:40|
|7||"Mere Bhole Balam" (Meri Pyaari Bindu)||Kishore Kumar||Kishore Kumar, R. D. Burman||03:21|
|8||"Sharam Aati Hai Magar"||R. D. Burman||Lata Mangeshkar||05:05|
|9||"Mere Samne Wali Khidki" (sad version)||R. D. Burman||Kishore Kumar||02:31|
Kishore Kumar's character in the film was inspired by the personality of his uncle, Dhananjay Banerjee (a classical singer), and music director Khemchand Prakash. The song Ek Chatur Naar was originally sung in the movie Jhoola by Ashok Kumar.
- Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Paul Willemen (1998) . Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (eds.). Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema (PDF). Oxford University Press. p. 396. ISBN 019-563579-5.
- "25 Must See Bollywood Movies". Indiatimes Movies. Archived from the original on 21 August 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2008.
- Filmfare (1–15 November 1987)