Anpadh is a 1962 classic Bollywood full length movie starring Mala Sinha, Balraj Sahni, Dharmendra, Shashikala, Bindu, Shaminder, Nazir Hussain, Dhumal, Amarnath, Mohan Choti, Ram Mohan, Bela Bose, Mumtaz Begum, Aruna Irani, Baby Shashi and Moolchand.
Chaudhary Shambhunath considers the accumulation of wealth to be more important than education. He condones his sister’s inattention at school and consequently she grows up anpadh (illiterate). When she finds herself married to a bibliophile her problems really begin. Unable to read the poetry her husband loves and being a rotten cook too, she becomes despised by her husband and her in-laws. Circumstances conspire to leave her homeless, widowed and pregnant. Narrowly escaping from the attentions of a panderer she falls amongst friends and, with the birth of her daughter, she starts on the long road to redemption. An entertaining plea for education in general and for the education of girls in particular.
Director: Mohan Kumar
Producer: Rajendra Bhatia, Mohan Segal
Writer: Mohan Kumar, Sarshar Sailani
Music: Madan Mohan
Cinematography: M. Ramachandra
Editor: Pratap Dave
Released in: 1962
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