Directed by Vijay Anand
Produced by Dev Anand
Written by Vijay Anand
Starring Dev Anand,Waheeda Rehman,Nanda,Helen,
Music by Sachin Dev Burman
Production company: Navketan Films
Kala Bazar Is a 1960 Crime Drama Movie
Film cast Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Nanda, Vijay Anand, Chetan Anand And Leela Chitnis
Singer Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Sudha Malhotra, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey
Kala Bazar (meaning “black market”) essentially dealt with black marketing of movie tickets, which Dev Anand does in the film. The story follows the template of a protagonist who takes the wrong path to make money and then realizes his mistake, for which he has to pay back.
Raghuvir (Dev Anand) is a poor bus conductor who is fired from the job after getting into an argument with a passenger. With an ailing mother (Leela Chitnis) and two younger siblings to take care of, Raghu doesn’t know how to provide for his family. When he passes by a cinema hall and sees Kalu (Rashid Khan) selling movie tickets, he gets an idea. Seeing that as a good source of quick money, he too decides to black market movie tickets. But for that, he needs capital to start with. So he robs Advocate Desai (Chetan Anand) of Rs 5000 and soon sets his own network of black marketers outside all prominent cinema-halls of Bombay.
First, he works with Kalu, and at the premiere of Mother India, their tickets sell faster and faster as more film stars arrive – they include Dilip Kumar, Geeta Dutt, Guru Dutt, Kishore Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Sohrab Modi, Mohammed Rafi, Nargis, Nadira and Nimmi. Finally, he sells his last ticket for 100 rupees when one ticket cost only 2 rupees. Elated with his newfound business, Raghu and Kalu go from strength to strength, recruiting many poor and homeless thieves. When Ganesh (Madan Puri) dares to challenge him, Raghu beats him up. The next day, Ganesh agrees to work for Raghu. Now a wealthy man, Raghu buys a new, spacious flat for his family on Marine Drive. Things change when a group of students buy movie tickets from him. Alka (Waheeda Rehman) finds out that her friends bought them in black, and tears the tickets as she hates black marketing. This has a great impact on Raghu and he gets attracted towards Alka, who is standing nearby and watching. She was in love with her boyfriend, Nandkumar Chattopadhyay (Vijay Anand) who promises her not to do it again. Smitten with Alka, Raghu starts to follow her. So, when Nand gets a scholarship and travels overseas, Alka’s parents decide to take her to Ooty to take her mind off Nand. Raghu sees this as a perfect opportunity and gets on the same cabin as her family and attempts to woo Alka on their trip to Ooty, but in vain. He sings “Apni To Har Aah Ek Toofan Hai”, trying to flirt with Alka, while the song itself was veiled as a prayer. He also helps to cure Alka’s father’s back pain with a massage, and soon, he becomes friends with the family. Though he is unable to win Alka, his feelings towards her makes him a changed man and he gives up the path of black marketing.
A man sells movie tickets on the black market, but starts to have a change of heart after he falls in love.
Starcast : Dev Anand, Helen, Hrithik Roshan, Waheeda Rehman
Music director(s) : Sachin Dev Burman, SD Burman
Director : Vijay Anand
Producer(s) : Navketan Films