Chhoo Mantar is a 1956 Hindi-language Comedy Drama movie written and directed by M. Sadiq and produced by Shree Sound Studios and P. B. Billimoira. Baijnath alias Baiju is a slacker, trouble-maker, unemployed, and a flirt. The villagers rally together and force his father to ask him to leave the village, which Baiju does. Baiju's travels take him to the castle of a king, who has a beautiful daughter named Ratnavali. When he s Ratnavali, he is smitten by her beauty and falls head over heels in love with her. He parks himself opposite her room, and awaits the time when she will make a presence on the balcony, so that he can get an eyeful of her beautiful self. This enrages the King, and he orders his men to thoroughly beat up Baiju and throw him in the sea, which they do. But Baiju survives, recovers, and gets back to wooing the beautiful Ratnavali. This time the King challenges Baiju to accumulate ten lakh rupees in three months, and he will then give his consent to marrying Ratnavali. The King further adds that if Baiju fails, he will be hanged. Baiju accepts the challenge, and brags that he can accumulate not ten lakhs, but fifteen lakhs within that time period. With no survival nor job skills, and no one to even loan him the fifteen lakh rupees, how is Baiju going to escape from the death-trap that the King has prepared for him? Written by rAjOo (email@example.com). Chhoo mantar features Johnny Walker in the title role along with an ensemble cast including Anita Guha, Shyama, Gajanan Jagirdar, S.n. Banerjee, Raj Mehra and Amar Nichani. The music was composed by O. P. Nayyar. Cinematography was done by Minoo B. Bilimoria and editing by Moosa Mansoor. It was released on 9th May 1956.
Directed by M Sadiq, starring Karan Dewan, Anita Guha and Johnny Walker in the lead roles.
Comedy , Drama
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