A film which makes you laugh even today, whose songs you still hum. Dialogue that you still remember. We are talking about the film 'Padosan' which is completing 55 years today. India Times Movies ranked the film amongst the "Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films".
The film and the character inspired many, the animated series for children 'Guru and Bhole' is inspired by Sunil Dutt and Kishore Kumar's character from the film.
Padosan is a musical comedy film directed by Jyoti Swaroop, and produced by Mehmood, N. C. Sippy, and written by Rajendra Krishan. It is a remake of the Bengali-language film Pasher Bari which was released in 1952 the film was based on a short story of the same name by Arun Chowdhury it stared Bhanu Bandyopadhyay and Sabitri Chatterjee. The Hindi film stars Sunil Dutt and Saira Banu. Kishore Kumar, Mukri, Raj Kishore, and Keshto Mukherjee played the supporting roles in the film. Mehmood as the South Indian musician and rival to Sunil Dutt is the highlight of the film. It is a Mystery how they come together to work in the film. It is being said that Sunil Dutt made some demands to work in this film. In the film, Kishore Kumar's character was inspired by the personality of his uncle.
Music was composed by R. D. Burman. Kishore Kumar sang for himself while Manna Dey sang for Mehmood. Many of the scenes were shot in Brindavan Gardens located near the city of Mysore.
Although all the songs in this film are very famous, some songs have a special place in the hearts of the listeners like in the melodious voice of Kishore Kumar's "Mere saamne wali khidki mein", "Main chali main chali" in the euphoric voice of Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar, and "Ek Chatur Naar Karke Sringar" in the voice of Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, and Mehmood.
- Ayushi Sinha