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  • 1968
  • 6.7  (132)

Sunghursh is a Bollywood crime drama film directed by Harnam Singh Rawail, released in 1968. The movie stars legendary actors Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Balraj Sahni and Sanjeev Kumar, all of whom put forth an impeccable performance. The film is set in the backdrop of a small village in Bihar and is about the struggle of a father-son duo to salvage their self-respect and attempt to live a life free from criminal activities.

The film begins with a retired school teacher, Dinanath (Balraj Sahni) living in a village with his son Shankar (Sanjeev Kumar) who is the Deputy Superintendent of Police in the same village. Shankar had cut off all ties with his father due to his father's association with the underworld. Dinanath, who was a former gang leader, has a torrid past and his powers as an influential leader are feared and revered by the villagers. Shankar is bogged down by the burden of responsibility and his quest to maintain peace and order in the village. The sudden appearance of his long-lost brother Kundan (Dilip Kumar) rekindles the old passions, bringing forth a bitter and tumultuous family reunion.

Kundan, who had left his village years ago to work in Calcutta, had become a fugitive after a bank robbery, which was masterminded by a notorious criminal Dhokilal (Iftekhar). Kundan closely follows Dinanath's footsteps and becomes a formidable figure in the realm of crime. Kundan and his gang rob a wealthy businessman and escape to the village to hide from the law. Shankar is determined to put Kundan behind bars and restore order in the village.

The film explores the relationship between the estranged brothers, with Vyjayanthimala playing the role of Kundan's wife, named Mala. The dynamic between the brothers drives the film forward with its complexities and the tension between them is beautifully portrayed by Dilip Kumar and Sanjeev Kumar. The matchless acting skills of these two actors shine through, making this one of the best Bollywood movies of the 60s.

The film weaves its storyline around the themes of loyalty, family, and honor, showcasing the nuances and complexities of relationships in a gripping manner. The dialogues are impactful and portray the emotions and feelings of the characters really well. The evergreen music of the movie is composed by Naushad and the songs like “Chal Akela Chal Akela” sung by Mohammed Rafi, “Jo Tum Muskura Do” by Lata Mangeshkar, and “Jab Dil Se Dil Takrata Hai” by Talat Mahmood are some of the popular tracks from the movie.

The movie is a landmark in Hindi cinema and is considered one of the best Dilip Kumar movies of all time. Sunghursh is famous for its stellar performances, impactful dialogues and story, and soulful music. The direction, the screenplay and the cinematography, all are top-notch and make the movie a cinematic delight to watch.

In conclusion, Sunghursh is a movie that redefines the word ‘classic’ in Indian cinema. With its gripping storyline, masterful performances and soulful music, it is a treat for movie buffs across ages. The film is a must-watch for those who want to experience the golden era of Hindi cinema that gave us gems like Sholay, Mughal-E-Azam, and Mother India.

Sunghursh is a 1968 drama. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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