Deedar (1951)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 130 min.  |   Countries - India   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Bengalese director Nitin Bose directs this arch romantic melodrama about the unfortunate fate of a lad who fell for the wrong girl. The film opens with the poor Shamu (Dilip Kumar) and the beautiful Mala (Nargis) prancing in the sun dabbled meadows of young love. Then Mala's wealthy father gets wind of the affair, and following an ugly horse-riding accident has Shamu and his mother evicted from their hovel. While the accident left Shamu blind, the trauma of losing their house ends up killing his mom. Later, a talented eye-surgeon is moved to tears by the songs of Shamu, who is now a street performer. When the doctor restores Shamu's vision, the lad quickly learns that the surgeon is married to none other than his true beloved Mala. Shamu promptly gauges his own eyes out rather than endure the sight of his love with another.