Kabuliwala (1957)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Melodrama, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Kabuliwala was adapted from a story by Indian novelist Rabindranath Tagores. The central character is a farmer who hopes to strike it rich in the big city. Forced to leave his daughter behind, the hero all but adopts the offspring of a renowned poet. Sentenced to jail for 10 years for resorting to violence with a crooked landlord, the farmer seeks out his daughter-substitute, only to find that she is irrevocably beyond his reach. Returning home, he learns that his natural daughter has likewise grown away from him. The honest sentiment of Kabuliwala is compromised by the film's substandard technical credits.



farmer, landlord, writer, adoption