Kabuliwala Bimal Roy productions presents ; directed by Hemen Gupta ; produced by Bimal Roy.videorecording
By: Gupta, Heman.
Contributor(s): Gupta, Hemen [direction] | Roy, Bimal [production] | Caudhurī, Salila [music] | Tagore, Rabindranath | Bimal Roy Productions | Shemaroo Video (Firm) | LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress).Material type: Visual materialSeries: Tagore stories on film. Publisher: Mumbai Shemaroo Video 1966Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 136 min.) sd., b&w 4 3/4 in.Other title: Bimal Roy's Kabuliwala.Subject(s): Daughters -- Drama | Fathers and daughters -- Drama | Love -- DramaDDC classification: 791.4372
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Copyright notice on disc: Shemaroo Video Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
Originally released theatrically in 1961
This is the Hindi version and is not to be confused with the Bengali version filmed in 1956 directed by Tapnn Sinha. Bemen Gupta is the second Indian director to bring Rabindranath Tagore's tale about a man and his struggles in a foreign land, to the silver screen. Based on a short story, The fruitseller from Kabul, a 1916 English translation of KaabulioYaalaa (Kabuliwala) is one of Rabindra Nath Tagore's 300 short stories written in the 1890's, and this film includes the filmi song Aye mere pyaare watan.
Summary from: http://www.allmovie.com
The stranger, Abdul Rehman Khanis, is from Afghanistan, and when he sets out for India (Hindustan) for a short time to make enough money to pay his debts, he is heartbroken at leaving his little daughter behind. In India, he finds an emotional stand-in for his daughter in the daughter of a famous poet, and while constantly remembering his own offspring, he showers attention on the "adopted" little girl, Mini. Then one day a corrupt landlord drives him to commit murder and his future with his own daughter and the surrogate daughter suddenly takes a downward turn as he goes off to prison for ten years. He comes back but has been forgotten. Mini is getting married and she does not recognize him. In a heart breaking climax, as he prepares to go home, he realizes in horror that his own daughter, if she is still alive, will also see him as a stranger. Time waits for no one.
Music, Salil Chowdhury.
Balraj Sahni, Usha Kiron, Sajjan, Asit Sen, Sonu, Paul Mahendra.
In Hindi with English subtitles.