Shankar Hussain

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Shankar Hussain
Directed by Yusuf Naqvi
Produced by Tajdar Kamal and Hari Singh Aney
Written by Kamal Amrohi (Dialogue)
Starring Pradeep Kumar
Kanwaljit Singh
Music by Khayyam
Jan Nisar Akhtar, Kaif Bhopali, Kaifi Azmi and Kamal Amrohi (lyrics)
Release date
1977
Country India
Language Hindi

Shankar Hussain is a 1977 Bollywood film directed by Yusuf Naqvi. It has memorable songs by Rafi sing Kahin ek Masum Nazuk si Lardki sung by Rafi and Aaap yun Faaslon Se sung by Lata, both classics Khayyam's repertoire.

Plot[edit]

Dr. Uday Shankar is a kind-hearted Hindu gentleman who has chosen to practise medicine in a village rather than make money by working in a large city. Once, a devastating flood hits a nearby village and he goes there to minister to the affected people. At this time, he happens to rescue a Muslim child, Husain, whose entire family has been wiped out. He raises the boy as his own, alongside his own son, Ajay. As a good Hindu, he decides to raise the boy in the religion of his own parents, and Husain thus grows up to be a practising Muslim living in the backdrop of a Hindu household. Everyone loves the new addition to the household and Husain also is deeply attached to his new family.

Years later, Husain is studying in college while Ajay returns home after completing his medical studies. Shortly after this, Dr. Uday Shankar dies and Ajay devotes himself to carrying on his father's good name and legacy by serving the poor people of his village as a doctor. Meanwhile, Husain falls in love with a Muslim girl named Gulsum. Ajay also falls in love with a Hindu girl named Kusum. Things get complicated when they find out that Gulsum and Kusum are the same girl. Soon a series of unfortunate events puts Dr. Uday Shankar's family in turmoil and Husain rises up to save his foster family's good name. What is the mystery behind the girl that both brothers have fallen in love with? How will Husain save the honor and dignity of his family?

Cast[edit]

Songs[edit]

The film is noted for its songs with lyrics by Jan Nisar Akhtar, Kaif Bhopali, Kaifi Azmi and Kamal Amrohi and music Khayyam

  1. Aap Yun Faaslon Se Guzarte Rahe on YouTube - Lata Mangeshkar - Jan Nisar Akhtar (Lyrics)
  2. Apne Aap Ratoon Mein Chilmane Sarakti Hain on YouTube - Lata Mangeshkar
  3. Kahin Ek Masoom Nazuk Se Ladki on YouTube - Mohammed Rafi - Kaifi azmi(lyrics)

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