Basant is a 1942 Hindi-language Drama Musical motion picture directed by Amiya Chakrabarty. Uma (Mumtaz Shanti) and Babul (Suresh) are poor and homeless siblings. Both of them have got singing talent but are unable to find any job. Then they meet Nirmal who is younger brother of theater owner Janki Babu. Nirmal persuades his brother to give them a chance. After ing their talent, Janki Babu also admires Uma and gives her leading role at his theater. Then Nirmal and Uma fall in love with each other and get married. However, Nirmal has a misunderstanding that his elder brother also likes Uma and wanted to marry her. He does not approve of Uma's job in theater but himself is struggling to find a job. Uma leaves the job and they also also leave Janki babu's house. Now they have a small baby daughter, Manju. But soon they the true face of poverty and struggle to cope with it. One day Nirmal gets a job interview from Lahore and has to go there. He is hopeful that this time, he may get a job. He leaves the house but behind him, his wife, Uma and daughter Manju have nothing to eat. After many days pass and Uma has nothing to feed her daughter, deeply helpless, she goes back to Janki babu's theatre for one performance. While she is away at theatre, Nirmal arrives back having obtained a job. But when he listens that Uma has again gone to theatre, he again thinks about his elder brother's liking for Uma and takes his daughter and leaves forever. Will Uma be able to get her husband and daughter back?. Basant features Pramila in the lead role along with an ensemble cast including Madhubala, Mumtaz Shanti, Ullhas, Mumtaz Ali, Suresh and Kamala. The music was composed by Pannalal Ghosh. The film has a running time of 146 minutes. It was released on 1st January 1942. Basant was made on a budget of ₹50 lakh and at the box office it grossed only ₹48 lakh.
Directed by Amiya Chakrabarty, starring Madhubala in lead roles.
Drama , Musical
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