Director: Sohrab Modi; Writer: Rajinder Singh Bedi, Sadat Hasan Manto, J.K. Nanda; Producer: Sohrab Modi; Cinematographer: V. Avadhoot; Editor: P. Bhalchander, D. Shirdhankar; Cast: Bharat Bhushan, Suraiya, Nigar Sultana, Durga Khote, Murad, Mukri, Ulhas, Kumkum, Iftekhar, Sadat Ali, Baij Sharma, Roshan, Jilani, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Jerry Indira, Roshan Kumari, Indira Bansal, Tanveer, Shah Agha, Krishna Kumari, Shareef, Saadat Ali, Jagdish Sethi
Duration: 02:18:30; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Lightness: 0.236; Volume: 0.213; Cuts per Minute: 3.458; Words per Minute: 57.897
Summary: Costume period movie about the life of the best-known poet in the Urdu language, Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib (1797-1869) who was also for a while the court poet appointed by the last Mughal King Bahadur Shah Zafar. The film, chronicling Ghalib’s (Bhushan) rejection and final acceptance by the royal court is mainly a love story between the poet and a courtesan he calls Chaudhvin (Suraiya). The ever-popular Ghalib poetry is sung here by Suraiya, Talat Mahmood and Mohammed Rafi.