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Horror Classic Bees Saal Baad (1962)

Biswajeet in Bees Saal BaadOne of the biggest hit of year 1962 was Horror/Gothic Thriller Bees Saal Baad (1962) directed by Biren Nag and produced by Hemant Kumar. The film had (a newcomer) Biswajeet and stunningly beautiful looking Waheeda Rehman playing the lead in this - 'Whodunit it? May be ghost dunit it!' - story revolving around a house believed to be haunted by the revengeful murderous spirit of a young woman. Biswajeet, playing the lone scion of the family that owns the house, must get to the bottom of the affair to evade the mysterious death that also supposedly befell his ancestors. 

Waheeda Rehman in film bees saal baad
The plot of this film was partly inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles.But instead of Sherlock Holmes and Watson solving the mystery using elementary, this film had character actor Asit Sen as detective Gopichand Jasoos providing the comic relief (all standard Bollywood nomenclature). Asit sen was famous for his characteristic long slow drawl style of dialogue devilery that went: Kiaaayaaa Maaaain Andar Aaaa Sakta Huuuuuu.
And yes, like most classic horror movies, this film too had a creepy looking house help (see the previous post on Bhoot Bungla).

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Scene: Gopichand Jasoos in the Dungeon


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The film had some great music by Hemant Kumar. The music used in this clip is the starting tune of 'Beqarar kar ke hummein yoon na jaayiye'(video). Another popular song from the film was haunting Kahin deep jale kahin dil(video).

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