Chaudhvin Ka Chand



The young Nawab (local prince) sees in the Burka a pretty face and falls madly in love. But minor setback, his mother wants him to marry quickly to the daughter of his mufti because it has to go to Mecca to perform the pilgrimage in place of the lady fair exchange of services, it is responsible to marry his daughter which could certainly not remain in the sole custody of her own mother, so think.
Do not worry, the Nawab (Rehman) asks his childhood friend, Aslam (Guru Dutt) to marry the girl in its place. Zoom, marriage. We admire quickly selflessness Aslam, until he discovers the face of his young wife Jamila, and there is more to be admired Waheeda Rehman (how lucky!).


Aslam falls deeply in love with his young wife, comparing the moonlight from the 14th day ( Chaudhvin Ka Chand ), which seems to have a unique beauty in a song that is not less.


Meanwhile, the Nawab always looking her beautiful, flanked by his friend Mirza (Johnny Walker, in his eternal role of clown). He believes the finding, marriage is decided when Aslam realizes that in fact the face that haunts his friend is none other than his own wife (and that he had to obey his mother The Nawab!).

What to do, what to do? While telling his wife and his friend? Nay, it would be too easy ... Do everything to kill his marriage, his wife cornered desperate for her to return to her mother and is again available for the Nawab? Rhooo but what a brilliant idea! (Call me a writer).


Welcome to a world where poetry transcends women slavery, as objects that are exchanged, which acquires and which is discarded without of course ask their opinion. Objects that beauty gives a price, a woman shall be considered as a precious gem we must subtract from view. Slaves whose sole purpose is to serve their husbands, regardless of the conduct or misconduct of it.

However, in Chaudhvin Ka Chand , men also are slaves. Slaves to their desires, their fantasies, their obedience to authority and to fate. The three men in history are as pitiful as each other senseless in their research: the Nawab and his quest for the unknown pure fantasy which it is his reason for living, Asman who feel guilty and tries by all means to make his wife to his friend as a toy taken inadvertently and finally Mirza whose behavior is worthy of a boy of ten, willing to do anything to be finally taken for an adult.


Even if one does not adhere to the bottom of the story or his morality, the fact remains that Chaudhvin Ka Chand is a beautiful film from the artistic point of view. We feel the "leg" of the producer Guru Dutt, very close to the director, Mohammed Sadiq, who has long been his friend and screenwriter. The image is beautiful, sober, very graphic. The director plunges us into a kind of love poem in images, whose songs are the highlights. Some melodies are enchanting, romantic, melancholic at will (special mention to Balam Milan Hoga , the wedding song for the women). Others are more cheerful, sometimes funny like the song girls Sharma Ke Yeh Kyon and those sung by Mirza, Yeh Duniya Gol Hai .


It must also pay tribute to the actors: Guru Dutt fragile man, deeply troubled, stuck in his suffering, knows how to make his moving character. Waheeda Rehman is sublime, black and white highlights the fine bones of her face, she manages to give great presence to Jamila, and although it has little opportunity to express themselves, these few scenes are crucial.
In Step outside of what we humanly can strike, the film is also interesting from a cultural point of view: less than fifteen years after the independence of India, Partition, clashes and religious exodus, it is one of few Hindi films openly located in a traditional Muslim context in Lucknow.

Chaudhvin Ka Chand was a huge success at its output, with Waheeda Rehman that illuminates the film, and Ravi music which remained a must, including the title song, sung by Mohammed Rafi, color tour while rest of the film is in black and white.


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