(Last Updated on : 10/04/2014)
Padosan (1968) is a Hindi film that is directed by Jyoti Swaroop and written by Rajendra Krishan. The music in Padosan has been provided by R.D. Burman. It is a romantic comedy that stars Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu, Mehmood, Kishore Kumar
, Mukri, Agha and Keshto Mukherjee.
Padosan is a comic film
that tells the story of a simple man who comes to the city after having an argument with his maternal uncle. Bhola (Sunil Dutt) comes and lives with his aunt and falls in love with his neighbour, Bindu (Saira Banu). His friends help him to woo the girl. Initially they are at loggerheads and to impress Bindu Bhola presents himself as someone who can sing. In comes his friend Guru (Kishore Kumar) who helps him with the singing part. Everytime he sings in front of Bindu, it is actually Guru. The entire concept of playback singing is put into the plot.
The funniest part in the film is Mehmood in the role of Bindu's Masterji. He too is in love with Bindu. Mehmood
is hilarious in the role of a South Indian. One day Bindu finds out about Bhola's lie. Enraged she decides to marry Masterji. While Bhola thinks keeps on thinking about a way to get back Bindu the wedding day arrives.
On the wedding day Guru comes up with an idea. Bhola pretends to commit suicide and Guru places a false suicide note next to him. Bindu is shocked and cries inconsolably. As the truth is revealed to them she agrees to marry Bhola. Masterji steps down and the lovers get married.
Apart from the performances of the stars Padosan was widely appreciated for its music. The following songs were part of the movie:
Mere Saamne Wali Khidki Mein (Kishore Kumar)
Bhai Bhatur (Lata Mangeshkar)
Ek Chatur Naar Karke Shingaar (Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey)
Kehna Hai (Kishore Kumar)
Main Chali Main Chali (Lata Mangeshkar)
Mere Bhole Balam (Kishore Kumar)
Sharm Aati Hai Magar (Lata Mangeshkar)
Sanwariya Sanwariya (Manna Dey)
As far as the performances of the actors are concerned both Sunil Dutt and Mehmood were hilarious. It is a treat to watch them sharing the same screen. for a change Sunil Dutt was seen in a role where he is not the smart city bred hero but a simple village guy who falls head over heels in love with his next door neighbour. Saira Banu complements both the actors. Kishore Kumar is perfect as Guru with his amusing ideas and comical antics. To put it briefly Padosan is one of the most popular comic films of Indian cinema.
Padosan was remade into the Telugu film, Pakkinti Ammayi (1981) starring Jayasudha.