‘Madhumati’ – 1958



Direction : Bimal Roy
Photography : Dilip Gupta
Story & Screenplay : Ritwik Ghatak
Music & Lyrics : Salil Chowdhury
Starring : Dilip Kumar, Vyjayantimala, Pran, Johny Walker
Production : Bimal Roy Productions


Landslide forces Devendra (Dilip Kumar) and his doctor friend to take refuge in an abandoned country mansion. In that unlit mysterious place Devendra recalls his previous life and experiences in the same hill station. He remembers how he had fallen in love with the beauty of the hills and with lovely Madhumati, the daughter of a tribal chieftain. Ugranarayan, the dissolute owner of the timber estate where Anand (or Devendra) had worked as the manager abducts Madhumati. The incident drove her to commit suicide. Inconsolable, Anand too commits suicide. As the flashback comes to an end, Devendra’s chauffeur brings news that the road is clear but the train his wife was traveling in had met with an accident. Devendra rushes to the station. His wife, Radha, who resembles his lost love, Madhumati, is unharmed and safe with their child.

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