Story, Synopsis, Trivia, Dialogues for Paying Guest (1957)
Ramesh is an young advocate who comes to stay as a paying guest in Shanti's house. Ramesh & Shanti fall in love. Shanti's brother-in-law is an alcholic & a corrupt person. One day Prakash,the brother-in-law comes to visit to the house. Shanti's father dislikes Prakash very much due to his alchohol addiction. One day Shanti's father gets a heart attack in the middle of an argument & dies. Shanti's friend Chanchal who is quite mercenary marries advocate Dayal. But after marriage she feels lonely because of the advocate's busy schedule. Shanti after her father's death takes up a job in a professional theater to maintain their livelihood. Prakash starts conspiring against the family. Chanchal introduces Ramesh to advocate Dayal and the latter gets a job in his firm. But Chanchal tries to get close to Dayal which leads to misunderstands between Ramesh and Shanti. Suddenly Dayal is murdered by Prakash and Chanchal and in order to escape from the blackmails of Prakash, Chanchal murders him one night. However the police arrest Shanti for the murder of Prakash. The court also finds her guilty. But at the end when almost all the advocates refuse to stand up for Shanti, Ramesh exposes the truth. Chanchal accepts her crime and Ramesh and Shanti live happily ever after.
A mixture of romance and crime, with Nutan giving a great performance in one of her best roles outside Bimal Roy s socials. Hero Ramesh (Anand) masquerades as an old man to be near his beloved Shanti (Nutan). The crime plot in the latter half of the film concerns the faithless Chanchal (Shuba Khote) who is disinherited by her husband Dayal and teams up with Shanti s brother-in-law, the villainous Prakash. Shanti is later accused of having murdered Prakash but her innocence is finally established. Dev Anand s antics include an elaborately staged between his two guises: as the old man Mirza and as the frisky Ramesh. Kishore Kumar sings some of his best known Dev Anand playback numbers.
A mixture of romance and crime with Nutan giving an uninherited performance in one of her best roles outside Bimal Roys socials. Hero Ramesh (Anand) masquerades as an old man to be near his beloved Shanti (Nutan). The crime plot in the latter half of the film concerns the faithless Chanchal (Khote) who is disinherited by her husband Dayal and teams up with Shantis brother-in-law, the villanious Prakash. Shanti is later accused of havind murdered Prakash but her innocence is finally established. Dev Anands antics include an elaborately staged fight between his two guises: as the old man Mirza and as the frisky Ramesh. Kishore Kumar sings some of his best-known Dev Anand playback numbers including Mana janab ne pukara nahinm Chhod do aancha zamana kya kahega (with Asha Bhosle) and O nigahen mastana. Chand phir nikla was sung by Lata Mangeshkar. *.* Ramesh, a young and struggling lawyer, in Lucknow, takes up accomodation on the ground floor of a building, the first floor of which is occupied by Digambarnath and his young daughter Shanti. . One day as Ramesh is rehearsing his defence for a court case he is disturbed by a brisk thumping sound from above, occasioned by Shantis dancing. In retaliation and out of sheer mischief, Ramesh hits the ceilling with a bamboo. This brings down Shanti to Rameshs house and both of them quarrel. Digambarnath in the meanwhile, comes on the scene and in disgust decides to vacate the house to get rid of Ramesh. . Ramesh soon learns that Digambarnath has taken up another house and wants to sublet a portion of it to any old man. Ramesh who is by now head over heels in love with Shanti, disguises himself as Mirza, an old man. He is immediately liked by both father and daughter and they give him accomodation and also take good care of him. . Perched on a tree, Ramesh once watches a debate of young college girl. The function is presided over by Dayal, a wealthy and elerly widower who is more essential to make marraige a success: Wealth or love ?" Shanti speaks in favour of love, while her friend chanchal speaks in favour of wealth. Shanti wins the prize and Ramesh feels elated at Shantis observations. . Often Ramesh hangs around Shanti teasing and annoying her. The more he tries to please her the more furious she becomes. . During the Holi festival, Shanti and her friends corner old Mirza and spray him all over with coloured water. In the course of the struggle his beard comes off and everybody gets shocked to see the real identity of old Mirza. Digambarnath who witnesses this tries to beat up the young man with a stick, but in that attempt, with a sudden attack of blood pressure, collapses on the ground. Ramesh helps him to bed and nurses him back to health. . Digambarnaths son-in-law, Prakash, a rogue and a drunkard comes to Lucknow with his wife and starts harassing the family. . Chanchal, who got married to Dayal, comes one day to see Shanti in order to boast of her happiness and wealth. She meets Ramesh in the house and at once a spark of love kindles her heart. . Digambarnath who has been ailing since the entry of Prakash in the house, soon dies and Prakash get a free hand to indulge in drinks at the expense of Shanti. . Chanchal, who is attracted more and more towards Ramesh suggests Shanti to take up a job for meeting her expenses so this with Shanti away from the scene, she can see more of Ramesh. She also persuades him to accept a job as her husbands secretary. . Wily Prakash easily discovers Chanchals infatuation for Ramesh and Promises to help her in the matter for money. . Prakash evolves a plan by which Shanti would start hating Ramesh. Accordingly Chanchal invites Ramesh to a hotel where Prakash mixes alchohol with drinks and Ramesh becomes drunk and creates a scene. Shanti who happens to be around gets disgusted and leaves the place. Chanchal utilises the opportunity to take him to her house. As they enter the house Dayal notices their intimate behaviour and his growing suspicious get confirmed. He straightway draws his will disinheriting his wife of all his wealth. Prakash who learns about this, plans with Chanchal to do away with Dayal. . Dayal takes Chanchal by the side of a river and denounces her of Infidelity and openly accuses her of having Intimate relations with Ramesh. He also informs her of his will. . While Dayal and Chanchal were crossing the river on their return journey, Prakash manages to get Dayal drowned and very cleverly lays his hands on the will and with that manages to blackmail Chanchal for more money. Fed up with his pestering, one day she refuses to pay and while he is about to strangle her, Shanti comes in. Prakash sees her and is afraid that she might have overheard his talk with Chanchal and tries to shoot her. She runs for her life followed by Prakash . She takes shelter in a room nearby where Prakash follows her, but he slips and Shanti manages to grasp the revolver. Shanti then threatens to shoot him if he advances. While Prakash tries to argue, wtih her, a shot is fired and Prakash drops down dead. Hearing the sound, a policeman reaches there and seeing Shani with a revlover, and a dead body beside her, thinks that she had murdered Prakash and arrests her. She pleads her innocence. Check out this page for more updates on Paying Guest.