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Brahmachari is a 1968 Indian film. Written by Sachin Bhowmick, it is a G.P and Ramesh Sippy production directed by Bhappi Sonie. The film stars Shammi Kapoor, Rajshree, Pran, Mumtaz , Jagdeep, Sachin and Asit Sen. The music for this film was by Shankar Jaikishan. (wikipedia)

Of unknown parentage, as he was abandoned as a child, calling himself Brahmachari (Shammi Kapoor) lives in a heavily mortgaged house, with twelve other young orphans, and a servant/former thief (Mohan Choti). He struggles everyday to make ends meet. He cons the neighbouring landlord (Asit Sen)into forcibly giving him money so that they do not make any noise when he is showing the house to prospective tenants. One day he rescues Sheetal Choudhary (Rajshree) brahmachari-auto.jpgfrom killing herself. She was killing herself as her childhood betrothed, Ravi Khanna (Pran), is refusing to marry now that she is poor and the Khannas are wealthy. Brahmachari commits himself to helping groom and educate Sheetal so that she can meet with the high standards of Ravi and thus win his heart. In turn she must pay him enough money to clear the mortgage loan from his house. In this process he falls in love with her, but is committed to the children more than ever before, and Sheetal is determined to win back Ravi at any cost (IMDB)


I loved this movie!  The scenes I most remember are Pran’s character being a such a jerk! I also liked the unwed mother dropping off her kid at the orphanage, and the scene with the snake vs. the woman. Thrilling!  Of course this fantastic dance scene at this cool party was also one of my favorites. I especially like the awkward white people at the party.  Are they supposed to be Britishers?  Mumtaz can really shake it!  Watch:

brahmachari-pran.jpg“Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyar Ke” from  Brahmachari . Sung by Mohammad Rafi & Suman Kalyanpur. Music composed by Shankarsinh Raghuwanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Pankal , lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri.

Sukriya to youtuber deleky for posting this video.


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