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Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam is a Bollywood movie released in year 1962.
This movie belongs to Drama, Musical genre.
Abrar Alvi was director of Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam movie.
Any Movie is produced by efforts of various experts including writer, singer, editor, screenplay writer, dialogue writer, choreographer, director etc. Starcast of Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam film includes Guru Dutt, Meena Kumari, Sapru, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman, Nasir Husain, Dhumal, Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Pratima Devi, S N Banerjee, Krishan Dhawan, Vikram Kapoor, Minu Mumtaz, Ranjit Kumari, Jawahar Kaul, Bimla Kumari.
Also many other experts contributed in production of this Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Film which includes Abrar Alvi (dialogue), François-Xavier Durandy (French adaptation).
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Movie in filmfare 1963
Guru Dutt was nominated under category Best Actor
(Atulya "Bhootnath" Chakraborty)
Won Best Actress Award
» Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Movie won Best Film 1963 Filmfare Award
» Rehman was nominated under category Best Supporting Actor
Waheeda Rehman was nominated under category Best Supporting Actress
» Abrar Alvi Won Best Director Award
Details/Plot of Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Movie
The film opens at the ruins of an old haveli in Calcutta, where a group of labourers are busy pulling down what remains. When the workers break off for lunch, the overseer (Guru Dutt) wanders through the haveli. As he sits at a place, there begins a flashback to the end of the 19th century.
The lower-class and educated Bhoothnath arrives in colonial Calcutta looking for work. He lives in the grand haveli of the Choudhurys, a family of zamindars with his brother-in-law. He works at the Mohini Sindoor factory run by Subinay Babu (Nazir Hussain), a dedicated member of the Brahmo Samaj. Subinay Babu's daughter Jaba (Waheeda Rehman) is amused by Bhoothnath, whom she considers an unsophisticated rustic. Bhoothnath becomes fascinated with the goings-on in the haveli and every night observes the decadent lifestyle of the Choudhury brothers.
One night, the servant, Bansi (Dhumal), takes Bhoothnath to meet the younger zamindar's (Rehman) wife Chhoti Bahu (Meena Kumari), who implores him to bring her Mohini Sindoor, believing it will keep her unfaithful husband home. Bhoothnath is struck by her beauty and sadness and inadvertently becomes Chhoti Bahu's secret confidante. A bomb explodes in the marketplace and Bhoothnath is injured in the ensuing crossfire between freedom fighters and British soldiers. Jaba looks after him.
Chhoti Bahu's repeated attempts to appease her husband fail until she becomes his drinking companion to keep him by her side. Jaba's marriage is finalised with Supavitra (a member of Bramho Samaj), but after her father's death she declines the marriage. Bhoothnath becomes a architect trainee and goes away to work on a training project. After his return, he finds the haveli in partial ruins. Chhoti Bahu is now a desperate alcoholic and her husband is paralysed. Meanwhile, he learns that he and Jaba were betrothed as children. One night, Chhoti Bahu asks Bhoothnath to accompany her to a nearby shrine to pray for her ailing husband. Their conversation is overheard by the elder zamindar, Majhle Babu (Sapru), who suspects that Chhoti Bahu is having an affair with Bhootnath (though actually it was not the case). He orders his henchmen to chase them. As Bhoothnath and Chhoti Bahu travel in the carriage, it is stopped by the henchmen. Bhoothnath is knocked unconscious and Chhoti Bahu is abducted. When he wakes up in hospital, Bhoothnath is told that Chhoti Bahu has disappeared and the younger zamindar is dead. The flashback ends.
Bhoothnath's workers inform him a skeleton is found buried in the ruins of the haveli. From the jewellery on the corpse, Bhoothnath realises it is the remains of Chhoti Bahu.
The last scene shows a nostalgic Bhoothnath riding away on a carriage with Jaba, who is now his wife. In this, the filmed version departs significantly from the novel, where Jaba and Bhoothnath do not get a happy ending.
The film also depicts the decline of the old landed zamindari families of Bengal during the late 19th century.