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Channel 4 winds up Bollywood classics series with Barsaat Ki Raat

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

Film Review: Mr & Mrs ’55 and Mahal

Mr & Mrs '55

An unusual twist on ‘boy meets girl’, Mr & Mrs ’55 is more ‘boy meets girl, boy paid to marry girl, boy loses girl, girl loses boy, boy and girl reconciled’.

The film is directed by Guru Dutt, who cast himself to star as the unemployed cartoonist Preetam Kumar alongside Madhubala’s young heiress Anita.

The plot sees Preetam contracted by Anita’s feminist aunt Sita Devi to marry Anita, thus saving her inheritance, but only on the understanding he will divorce Anita when asked to. Continue reading