Barsaat Ki Raat

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  • 1960
  • 6.7  (148)

Barsaat Ki Raat is a 1960 Hindi film directed by P L Santoshi and starring the iconic Madhubala, Bharat Bhushan, and Shyama. This romantic drama has been highly acclaimed for its outstanding music, compelling storyline, and brilliant performances by the lead cast. The film is set in the backdrop of the beautiful city of Lucknow during the festive season of Eid. The story revolves around two central characters, Najma and Aslam. Najma (Madhubala) is a talented singer who lives with her grandmother in a traditional Muslim household. On the other hand, Aslam (Bharat Bhushan) is a young poet who aspires to follow in his father's footsteps and become a successful poet.

The two of them meet each other when Aslam comes to Najma's house to showcase his poetry. Their first encounter is filled with conflicts as Najma's grandmother doesn't approve of Aslam and his family's liberal thinking. However, as they keep meeting, the sparks between the two start to fly, and they soon fall in love.

As the story progresses, the couple has to face various obstacles in their relationship. One such hurdle is Najma's engagement to a wealthy man, who her grandmother chooses for her. However, Aslam is determined to win Najma's heart and convinces her to elope with him on the night of the Eid festival.

The rest of the plot deals with the challenges that the couple faces in their journey, especially with the opposition that their families have towards their relationship. The film embodies themes of love, sacrifice, and redemption in the most beautiful and realistic ways possible.

The movie's music is a standout feature and still lives on as one of the most iconic soundtracks in Bollywood. Composed by Roshan, the songs are beautifully written and bring emotions to life. The songs like 'Zindagi Bhar Nahin Bhoolegi Woh Barsaat Ki Raat' and 'Maiyya Yashoda Ye Tera Kanhaiyya' have remained evergreen hits even after all these years.

The film also has some of the most well-choreographed dance sequences of the times. The famous Kathak dance sequence performed by Shyama, who plays Najma's friend in the movie, is still one of the most remembered dance performances in Hindi cinema.

Another notable feature of the film is its cinematography, which captures the essence of the city's streets, monuments, and people through various angles and lighting. The cinematographers, K H Kapadia, and Dwarka Divecha have done an excellent job, integrating the city's vibe into the story.

The cast's performances in this movie were nothing short of phenomenal. Madhubala has delivered an outstanding performance as Najma, portraying both the vulnerable and determined sides of her character. Bharat Bhushan, who plays Aslam, has done an impressive job, bringing depth and emotion to his character.

Shyama who plays Najma's friend, also gave an excellent performance in her supporting role, which enhanced the movie's plot. The ensemble gets completed by the star-studded cast, including Mumtaz Begum, who played Najma's strict grandmother, and S K Prem, who played Najma's fiancé.

Overall, Barsaat Ki Raat is a timeless classic that has managed to captivate the audience's hearts even decades after its release. With its exceptional storyline, brilliant music, and stunning performances, the film continues to evoke emotions in its audiences, making it a must-watch for every Bollywood fan.

Barsaat Ki Raat is a 1960 art house & international movie. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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  • Language
    Urdu, Hindi
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (148)