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Azaad (Hindi: आज़ाद, Urdu: آزاد) is a 1955 Bollywood film produced and directed by Sriramulu Naidu S.M. The music director is C. Ramchandra.
Hit songs from the movie include 'Aplam Chaplam' sung by Lata and Usha Mangeshkar, and 'Na Bole Na Bole' sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
Directed by S.M.Sriramulu Naidu
Produced by Pakshiraja Studios
Written by Story based on a novel by Namakkal Kavignar Va. Ramalingam Pillai
Starring Dilip Kumar
Music by C. Ramchandra
Cinematography Sailen Bose
Release date(s) 1955
After her widower dad, Kedarnath, passes away, Shobha goes to live with his friend, Charandas, and his wife, Shanta, who had their son go missing as a child. Years later Shobha is now matured and Charandas scouts for a suitable groom. A wealthy man, Sunder, would like to marry Shobha, but the family detests him. Then one night Shobha is abducted. The Police are informed but their search is in vain. A few days later they get wind that Shobha may be in Sunder's custody, a search does prove to be in vain. Then Shobha returns home and tells them she was rescued by a wealthy man named Azaad, housed in a mansion, looked after very well, and brought back home all in one piece. They subsequently find out that the wealthy man is none other than a notorious bandit named Azaad. They are even more shocked when Shobha informs them that she wants to get married to Azaad. Will Charandas and Shanta permit her to marry a bandit?
Dilip Kumar ...
Azaad / Abdul Rahim Khan / Kumar
Meena Kumari ...
Raj Mehra ...
Om Prakash ...
Head Constable Motilal
Achala Sachdev ...
S. Nazir ...
Badri Prasad ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chanda (as Sayee)
Ramesh Sinha Subbalaxmi ...
Gopi (as Subbulakshmi)
It was the top grossing Hindi film in the year of its release, and one of the biggest Hindi film hit in its decade
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