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Naughty Boy (1962)

  • GenreComedy
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time137 mins
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-36697-MUM
  • Certificate Date01/10/1962
  • Shooting LocationKadar Studios, Parel

It all started on a rainy day. As the monsoon breeze blew over the rain swept street, the umbrellas slipped from the grips of the boy and the girl. Who knew that both the umbrellas will fly and fly and meet together, never to part again? 

That is how they first met - the NAUGHTY BOY and the BEAUTY GIRL.

Pritam, the naughty boy, lived in a huge tenement and shared a room with three absolutely unusual companions. The room boasted of the latest modern fittings, including space saving double-decker beds. The tenants were in constant fear of the frightful landlady who laid down her own laws with a strong hand, hardest of all being her law that outlawed love on the premises. It was whispered very quietly that the landlady herself had a soft corner of the corny Vaid who had a shop on the ground floor, and who delighted in playing Cupid whenever occasion arose. 

Neena, the beautiful girl, lived in the suburbs with her elderly uncle. The gentleman was an ardent lover of classical music, and rather unfortunately suffered from an illusion that he was himself a competent singer, much to the horror and torture of his listeners. Neena, however could sing and dance with the best of them.

When Pritam stepped into their house to exchange umbrellas and get back his own, the sparks really began to fly. Pritam and Neena found themselves enmeshed in a mad, merry, mix-up that was to end, of all places, on a giant wheel gone crazy at a carnival. Who knows what might have ensued had not Neena believed.............. He is naughty but oh so nice.

(From the official press booklet)