- 2 hr 7 min
Passport is a 1961 Indian film directed by Pramod Chakravorty and starring Madhubala, Pradeep Kumar, and K.N. Singh. The movie is a romantic drama with elements of suspense and thrill. It tells the story of a wealthy heiress, Neela (Madhubala), who is about to get married to a businessman when she meets an army officer, Capt. Rajesh (Pradeep Kumar). Neela's father is initially against her marriage to Capt. Rajesh because he is not from a wealthy family like her fiancÃ©. However, Neela falls in love with Capt. Rajesh and convinces her father to give them his blessing. The couple gets married and goes on a honeymoon to a remote hill station. During their honeymoon, they encounter a group of nefarious individuals led by Singh (K.N. Singh), who seem to be up to no good. Capt. Rajesh becomes suspicious of their activities and starts investigating. He finds out that Singh and his gang are involved in illegal activities like smuggling and that they are planning to rob a local bank. Capt. Rajesh tries to stop Singh and his gang from carrying out their plan, but they manage to kidnap Neela and hold her for ransom. Capt. Rajesh is forced to team up with the local police and work with them to rescue his wife. The movie is notable for its beautiful visuals, with stunning shots of the hill station where the couple goes on their honeymoon. The chemistry between Madhubala and Pradeep Kumar is also worth mentioning, with both actors giving strong performances as the lead couple. The film's soundtrack, composed by Kalyanji Anandji, is also a highlight, with memorable songs like "Aye Dil Mujhe Bata De" and "Maang Ke Saath Tumhara" becoming hits at the time. Overall, Passport is an entertaining and well-crafted movie that combines romance, suspense, and action in an engaging way. It's a testament to the talent of its director and cast that the movie still holds up more than half a century after its initial release.