The famous R.K. Narayan literary character of the gentleman crook became a classic Motilal role. The suave and fast-talking Mr Sampat hits Bombay as the manager of Seth Makhanlal Jhaverimull Gheewala’s (Kanhaiyalal) municipal election campaign. He opens a bank with assistance from a former prince and the Kalamandir Theatre company to impress the woman he wants to win, Malini Devi (Padmini).
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The film is based on R. K. Narayan's 1949 novel Mr. Sampath – The Printer of Malgudi, as well as the Tamil movie Miss Malini (1947). Read More