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Hum Sab Ustad Hain (1965)

  • Release Date1965
  • GenreAction, Comedy
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time145 min
  • Length3975.82 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number44706
  • Certificate Date19/05/1965
  • Shooting LocationMohan Studios, K Asif Studios, Shri Sound Studios, Filmistan, Modern Studios, Asha Studios, Prakash Studios, Ashok Studios

Unpredictable are the ways of providence. Shyam, a tough guy, falls a victim to a sudden surge of anger and revenge and commits murder of Thakur Ramsingh. The Law gets him and he is thrown behind bars.

Shyam comes out of jail with a compromising conscience and unstable moral code. Society gives him a cold shoulder. Another shock awaits him at home. His wife who was pregnant at the time he went to jail is missing. Frustration, uncertainty of his future, and the complete shattering of his dreams conspire together to make him not only a full-fledged criminal but a traitor to his own motherland. Shyam is offered a deal. He is to receive a fabulous sum in exchange for some secrets of strategic importance pertaining to his country. In connection with this ignoble mission he requires the services of an attractive girl, capable of playing Mata Hari in this game. He puts the screw on Roopa by kidnapping her sister. To safeguard her sister’s life Roopa agrees to join hands with him. She is assigned the task of handing over a film depicting important details of all the strategic positions of the country to the enemy agents. Roopa starts to carry out her assignment but her conscience gets the better of her and she commits suicide by drowning her car with herself in the sea. Again Providence plays its role and Roopa is rescued and brought to Ramu’s house. Ramu, an energetic and healthy youngman and his mother look after Roopa.

Now, Kishore, a self-appointed detective, comes into the picture and starts investigating the accident. The trail leads him to Roopa and ultimately culminates in their romance.

Shyam, on the other hand was not sure of Roopa’s death because her body was not discovered. He and his henchmen, one fateful evening, surprise Roopa on her rendezvous with Kishore. This place was a cave and was supposed to be haunted. Shyam tries to take Roopa away but Ramu arrives in the nick of time and saves the situation. A fight ensues between Ramu and Shyam.

Ramu’s mother comes to know that Ramu has gone to the notorious haunted spot and in a fit of desperation she rushes to the spot. As soon as she reaches the cave Shyam is in the act of throwing a log of wood on Ramu. In an attempt to save her son she is hit but the log and loses her eye sight. Ramu takes a vow to avenge this outrage, whenever and wherever possible.

Could Ramu fulful his vow?
What happened to Shyam and the film?
What became of Roopa and Kishore’s romance?

These and scores of other questions will be arising in your mind. But we regret we cannot ruin the thrills awaiting you on the screen in the suspense packed, Romance loaded Melodious film, “HUM SAB USTAAD HAI”

(From the official press booklet)