Bambai Raat Ki Baahon Mein / In the Arms of the Bombay Night

(Hindi/136mins/1968) | Dir. Khwaja Ahmad Abbas

25-May-2017 | 07:30 PM | Gulmohar Hall

Synopsis: The film opens with a recitation from the Mahaupanishad by Prithviraj Kapoor. At one level it is the story of Azad Kalam tabloids debt-burdened idealist star reporter, Amar Kumar (Vimal Ahuja) whose investigative stories become a thorn in the eyes of Seth Sonadas Doleria (Hangal). He invites Amar to Delhi to lure him with better prospects, P.R. officer and foreign travel. Refusing the offer Amar takes a return flight and finds himself seated next to a nervous first-time traveller, Sevakram (Irshad Panjatan) who is escaping to the dream city with a cash of Rs. 4 lakhs stolen from his bank. Also on flight are a bootlegger and small time crook, Johnny (Jalal Agha), and a rich socialite Toto who invites him to a party. Back in Bombay, Amar decides to pay his estranged girlfriend, Asha (Surekha), daughter of Barrister Rameshchand (David). Unknown to him, Sevakram is reported dead, cash missing, and he a suspect.

Cast: Vimal Ahuja, Surekha, Madhavi, Persis Khambata, David Abraham, Jalal Agha

Production: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (Naya Sansar)

Screenplay: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (Naya Sansar)

Cinematography: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (Naya Sansar)

Editing: S. Ramachandra

Sound: S. Ramachandra

Music: S. Ramachandra

Awards: Film Award for Best Cinematography for Ramachandra (1967)

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