- 2 hr 29 min
Daag is a classic Bollywood movie released in 1952. The movie features the legendary actor, Dilip Kumar in the lead role, along with Nimmi and Usha Kiran. Directed by Amiya Chakravarty, the movie tells a story of love, betrayal, and redemption. The story revolves around Shankar (Dilip Kumar), a happy-go-lucky young man who lives with his mother in a small village in India. Shankar is in love with his childhood friend, Parvati (Nimmi), and they plan to get married soon. However, Shankar's life takes a dramatic turn when he goes to the city to earn some money to support his family. In the city, Shankar meets a beautiful and sophisticated woman named Meera (Usha Kiran). Captivated by her charm, Shankar falls in love with her and starts working for her father's business. Meera also feels drawn towards Shankar, but she is already engaged to a rich businessman, Jeevan (Kanhaiyalal). Despite being engaged, Meera and Shankar continue to meet in secret, and their relationship deepens. However, their love affair comes to a tragic end when Meera's father finds out about their relationship and forbids them from seeing each other again. Heartbroken and devastated, Shankar returns to his village and decides to marry Parvati as planned. But, his past catches up with him in the form of a letter that exposes his affair with Meera. The villagers shun Shankar, and Parvati also rejects him. Determined to clear his name, Shankar decides to go back to the city to find Meera and confront Jeevan, who he suspects is behind the letter. What follows is an emotional rollercoaster ride that leads to a dramatic and unexpected climax. Daag is a timeless tale of love and sacrifice. Dilip Kumar delivers a brilliant performance as Shankar, portraying the character's inner turmoil and pain with utmost finesse. Nimmi shines as Parvati, the innocent and loving girl who gets caught in the middle of Shankar's dilemma. Usha Kiran is impressive as Meera, the sophisticated and worldly-wise woman who falls in love with Shankar despite her engagement. The music of Daag is also noteworthy, with legendary composer Shankar-Jaikishan delivering some timeless melodies. The songs "Lagi Chhute Na" and "Babul Ki Duaen Leti Ja" continue to be popular even today. Daag was an instant hit when it was released and continues to be a beloved classic among Bollywood enthusiasts. The movie's themes of love, betrayal, and redemption resonated with audiences in 1952, and they continue to be relevant even today. Daag is a must-watch for anyone who loves classic Bollywood movies that stand the test of time.