“Madhumati” is a classic Hindi film from 1958, directed by bimal roy and starring dilip kumar and vyjayanthimala in lead roles. The film is a romantic musical drama that also features elements of supernatural mystery.
Here is a brief synopsis of the film:
On his way to meet his fiancée, Devendra (dilip kumar) gets lost in the forest and takes refuge in an abandoned mansion, where he begins to experience strange occurrences and has vivid dreams of a woman he has never met before. As he begins to investigate the mystery surrounding the mansion and its former inhabitants, he discovers a tragic love story that has been kept hidden for many years.
“Madhumati” was a commercial and critical success and is considered a classic of Indian cinema. The film won several awards and was also the first Indian film to receive the prestigious Grand Prix award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Here are some of the awards won by “Madhumati”:
- National Film Award (1958): Best Feature Film in Hindi
- Filmfare Awards (1959):
- Cannes Film Festival (1958): Grand Prix (International Prize of the Jury)
“Madhumati” is known for its haunting melodies, beautiful cinematography, and strong performances, particularly by dilip kumar and vyjayanthimala. The film's themes of love, betrayal, and reincarnation have also made it a timeless classic that continues to be beloved by audiences today.
|Directed by||bimal roy|
|Produced by||bimal roy Productions|
|Screenplay by||Ritwik Ghatak|
|Story by||Ritwik Ghatak|
|Music by||Salil Chowdhury|
|Edited by||Hrishikesh Mukherjee|
|bimal roy Productions|
|Release date||September 12, 1958|
|Running time||166 minutes|
|Box office||est.₹40 million|