The final film in Channel 4’s short ‘golden anniversary’ season of Bollywood films will be shown in the early hours of Monday morning.
Set in Hyderabad and directed by PL Santoshi, Barsaat Ki Raat (1960) stars Bharat Bhushan as Aman Hynderabadi, a young poet who falls for police commissioner’s daughter Shabnam Bahadur (played by Madhubala).
True love prevails in the end, but not before Aman overcomes the obstacles Shabnam’s family place in the couple’s way.
- Barsaat Ki Raat – Monday 17 May, 00:20-03:00
Channel 4 is shortly to celebrate Indian films made 50 years with a brief season of pictures all released in 1960.
It will take in Jis Desh Main Ganga Behti Hai, Chaudhvin Ka Chand, Barsaat Ki Raat and Parakh.
The UK television station says its aim with this season is to showcase the cinematic variety of actors Raj Kapoor and Guru Dutt, and directors PL Santoshi and Bimal Roy.
The first two films in the run are:
- Chaudhvin ka Chand – Monday 3 May, 00:10-03:00
- Jis Desh Main Ganga Behti Hai – Tuesday 4 May, 00:45-03:45