Mai Baap

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  • 1957
  • 2 hr 24 min
  • 7.1  (24)

Mai Baap is a Hindi drama film directed by Ramesh Saigal, which released in 1957. The film features Balraj Sahni in the lead role along with Shyama and Raj Mehra in prominent and supporting roles respectively. The story of Mai Baap revolves around a young man named Ramu, played by Balraj Sahni, who comes to the city to make money for his family which is impoverished. Ramu gets a job working in a factory and slowly starts to work his way up the corporate ladder. He becomes highly ambitious, wanting to make a name for himself and be successful.

Soon, he meets a wealthy woman, Kamla, played by Shyama, who helps him financially and becomes his benefactor. Kamla falls in love with Ramu and wants to support him in all his ventures. Ramu, however, is focused on his ambition and ignores her. Eventually, he becomes so overwhelmed with his desire for success that he begins to lose sight of his morals and ethics.

The film takes a dramatic turn as Ramu's father, played by Raj Mehra, comes to the city to visit him. He is disappointed to see that Ramu has become so greedy and forgetful of his roots. Ramu's father tries to reason with him and reminds him of his family and their humble origins. Ramu is torn between his ambitions and his love for his family.

The film captures the struggle between ambition and family values. Through the character of Ramu, the audience is shown how difficult it is to balance these two aspects of life. The film also touches upon the themes of love, greed, and the dangers of becoming too absorbed in one's ambitions.

The performances in the film were well received, especially that of Balraj Sahni, who delivers a nuanced and compelling performance as Ramu, the ambitious young man. Shyama, who plays Kamla, is also impressive and brings a depth of emotion to the role. Raj Mehra as Ramu's father delivers a powerful and emotional performance.

The music of the film was composed by Madan Mohan and the lyrics were written by Rajinder Krishan. The songs of the film are still popular and well-received, especially the songs "Kuchh Dil Ne Kaha" and "Jeene Do Aur Jiyo".

Overall, Mai Baap is a well-made film with strong performances, compelling plot, and memorable music. The film captures the essence of the struggle between ambition and family values which is still relevant today.

Mai Baap is a 1957 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 24 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1.

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  • Release Date
    1957
  • Runtime
    2 hr 24 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (24)