Lot#41 || MADHOSH
WADIA FILMS (J.B.H.Wadia) (1951)

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30.00 x 20.00 in

Estimate   20,000 - ₹ 1,00,000

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PROVENANCE
Estate of Riyad Wadia
CATALOGUE NOTES
Title: Madhosh
Genre: Romance
Release Date: December 7, 1951
Director/s: J. B. H. Wadia
Producer: J. B. H. Wadia
Cinematographer: R. D. Mathur
Art Director: A. Kakad
Music Director: Madan Mohan, Khan Saheb Vilayat Khan
Script Writer: R.V. Dighe, J. B. H. Wadia
Songs/Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
Costumes: Maganlal Dresswala

Cast: Manhar Desai, Meena Kumari, Usha Kiran, Jilloobai, Kuldeep Akhtar, S.Nazir, M.K. Hasan, Goldstein, Habib Sandow, Shivdutt, Bismilla, RamKrishna, Mubarak

Plot: Sajalpur a pretty town is ruled by two warring families, the Manes and the Jadhav’s. Rambhaji is the arrogant Chief and Bhujwa is benign and kind. The townspeople are tired of Rambhaji’s atrocities and do not shy away from showing their preference for Bhujwa. Raya, Rambhaji’s son is equally intoxicated with arrogance and spoiled by his father. But Soni, Bhujwa’s daughter is not impressed by him when both of them clash in the market. In the market on the same day is Shakriya, one of Rambhji’s men. He is injured but his master refuses to help him and whips him instead. Bhujwa rescues him and Soni nurses his wounds. In gratitude, Shakriya gives a family heirloom necklace to Soni which has magical powers.

Years go by and Soni grows up into a beautiful lady. Raya too has grown up to be a handsome man. He returns to the town during a festival. Not knowing who he is Soni and her friends make fun of him. Raya who has been smitten by her since childhood is now completely enamoured by her. Soni is as disdainful of him as before.

Rambhaji is thrilled to have his son back. But Raya is soon bored and decides to sneak away to watch a known dancer perform. The dancer is Raina, Shakriya’s daughter. Shakriya now lives in the forest with his gang of outlaws and is now a staunch enemy of Rambhaji. Raina is attracted to Raya. He too enjoys the attention she gives him. But it is cut short when Shakriya arrives with his bodyguard and finds out who Raya is. Raya is immediately thrown out. Shakriya has not forgotten the insult meted out to him by Rambhaji. Raina is also discouraged from showing any interest in him. What follows is a love triangle and family pride and the sacrifices that are expected out of them.
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