Published on March 8th, 2015 | by Ultra Movies

Paying Guest (1957)

Paying Guest (1957) Ultra Movies
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Summary:An incompetent lawyer gets evicted, dons the guise of an old man to gain accommodation, falls for the owner's daughter, then faces numerous life-changing challenges.

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stunning musical thriller


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Paying Guest is a 1957 Bollywood film directed by Subodh Mukherjee. The film stars Dev Anand and Nutan along with Shobha Khote. The soundtrack, composed by Sachin Dev Burman received a degree of popularity and made a lasting impression. The lyrics were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Paying Guest was the second hit film of the team of Mukherjee, Hussain, Dev Anand and S.D Burman , who had combined two years earlier to make the successful Munimji. A mixture of romance and crime, with Nutan giving a great performance in one of her best roles outside Bimal happy wheels demo Roys socials.

Hero Ramesh (Anand) masquerades as an old man to be near his beloved Shanti (Nutan). The crime plot in the latter half of the film concerns the faithless Chanchal (Shuba Khote) who is disinherited by her husband Dayal and teams up with Shanti s brother-in-law, the villainous Prakash. Shanti is later accused of having murdered Prakash but her innocence is finally established. Dev Anand’s antics include an elaborately staged between his two guises: as the old man Mirza and as the frisky Ramesh.

Kishore Kumar sings some of his best known songs.

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