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Guide (1965)

When mistaken to be a sage by some villagers, an ex-tour guide reflects on his past and lost love to search for spiritual wisdom to guide the villagers.

Director:

Vijay Anand

Writers:

Vijay Anand (dialogue), Vijay Anand (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dev Anand ... Raju
Waheeda Rehman ... Rosie Marco / Nalini
Leela Chitnis ... Raju's Mother
Anwar Hussain ... Ghaffoor
Ulhas Ulhas ... Raju's Uncle (Mamaji)
Gajanan Jagirdar ... Bhola (as Jagirdar)
Rashid Khan Rashid Khan ... Joseph
Kishore Sahu ... Marco
Praveen Paul Praveen Paul ... Bhola's Wife (as Pravin Paul)
Mridula Rani Mridula Rani ... Laxmibai (as Mirdula Rani)
Purnima Purnima
Sheela R. Sheela R. ... (as Ellen Sheela R.)
Krishan Dhawan Krishan Dhawan ... Inspector Girdhari
Prem Sagar Prem Sagar
Narbada Shankar Narbada Shankar ... (as Nerbada Shankar)
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Storyline

After being released from prison for Forgery and Theft, multi-linguist Raju (Dev Anand) reflects on his life as a Guide; his meeting with the daughter of a prostitute, Rosie (Waheeda Rehman), who was unhappily married to Marco (Kishore Sahu) and wants to take up acting and dancing as a career. Rosie separates and moves in with Raju and his mother (Leela Chitnis). They both re-locate and with Raju's encouragement, she succeeds in an acting and dancing career resulting in both becoming very wealthy. He then succumbs to gambling and alcohol and forges Rosie's signature. He is arrested, tried in court, found guilty and imprisoned. Now discharged from prison, he changes his mind about returning home to his mother and decides to go elsewhere and start afresh - a decision that will alter his life and way of thinking forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

From the pen of Pearl S. Buck - India - its mysteries of a million years past. A man and a woman and the passions of today!

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 February 1965 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Guide See more »

Filming Locations:

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (US version)| Color (Pathécolor) (original Indian version)
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Trivia

The American version includes brief nudity (body double) and a scene that implies Dev Anand's character has had sex with the heroine. See more »

Alternate Versions

The American version includes brief nudity (body double) and a scene that implies Dev Anand's character has had sex with the heroine. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Comedy Circus: Superstar Special (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Wahan Kaun hai Tera Musafir, Jayega Kahan
Sung by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Shailendra
Music by Sachin Dev Burman
Records on H.M.V.
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One of the ten greatest Indian Movies Ever
1 November 2005 | by mandyb29-1See all my reviews

Guide is an impeccable work of art, not simply a movie. I see it as a lifetime achievement for all those who were a part of it,not intending to undermine their other accomplishments.Vijay Anand,popularly called Goldie(movie director),shows his class and commitment to prove himself even when the English version of the movie directed by Ted Danielewski failed earlier.It was a just a five minute song that Yash Johar(PRO for production) showed to the distributors before they were convinced that the movie is a classic.The photography,art direction and production of the movie sets it apart from other movies of its era and at the same time puts it right up there on a different level.

I would say that GUIDE is the soul of Indian Cinema and serves as an inspiration to many. For all those who doubt the talent and originality of Dev Anand(Raju), this is the answer. Waheeda Rehman(Rosie) has herself confessed that Guide was the best ever role that she performed. S D Burman's heart rendering music and Vijay Anand's vision have made this a landmark accomplishment for Indian Cinema.


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