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Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960)

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The Moon of The Fourteenth Night, the epitome of beauty in the orient, is glimpsed by Nawab in the once-seen face of Jamila: a face thereafter re-covered by the traditional veil, and lost in the crowd of the country fair in a convention-bound province of India (U.P.)

Nawab's and Shaida's search for the beautiful face, the "moon of the fourteenth night", is high, wide and ........ Until he finds her in his friend Aslam's house..... finds her only when he has already lost her.... The tale of this love tangled in a triangle, - a tale as unconventional as it has been any producer's privilege to present, - is in "CHAUDHVIN KA CHAND" unfolded in the best GURU DUTT tradition.

Guru Dutt's has been a name to reckon with and he triumphs again in a film with a terrific emotional impact.

(From the official press booklet)


Filmfare Awards, 1960