Kala Bazaar (1960)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 6 mins

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Hero Raghuvir (D. Anand) becomes Bombay’s top black marketeer in film tickets and falls in love with Alka (Rehman) who shuns ‘black’ money. The hero reforms and starts a ‘white market’ [Safed Bazar] with his now legitimate gang of touts. Vijay Anand’s characteristic use of realism as a counterweight to the release of fantasy is exemplified in the visual and sound montage that opens the film and in the remarkably picturised Suraj ke jaisi golayi, chanda se thandak bhi payi set in top-angle camera among sleeping pavement-dwellers. Dev Anand may have had this strategy in mind when he declared that films should be ‘brought as close as possible to the reading of a newspaper’. The film includes several classic songs, e.g. Na main dhan chahun (sung by Geeta Dutt and Sudha Malhotra) and Khoya khoya chand (sung by Mohammed Rafi).

Cast: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman

Crew: Vijay Anand (Director), V Ratra (Director of Photography), Sachin Dev Burman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1960 (India)

Hindi Name: कला बाजार

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Did you know? The movie Shaitan had a remix version of the song "Khoya Khoya Chaand". Read More
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as Raghuvir
as Alka M Sinha
Supporting Actor
as Advocate Desai
as Dancer
as Public Prosecutor
as Sapna's Boyfriend
as Raghuvir's Mother
as Ganesh
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
as Kalu
Supporting Actor
as Nandkumar Chattopadhyay






Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director
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Black & White
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24 fps
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The film featured a cameo scene with several Bollywood stars at the film premiere of Mother India (1957).

This is the only film in which the all three Anand brothers - Dev, Chetan, and Vijay - acted together.

The movie Shaitan had a remix version of the song "Khoya Khoya Chaand".