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Dragging Nargis








K.N. Singh dragging Nargis in Barsaat 
After re-watching the first Kashmiri film Maiz Rath made in 1964, I had to get back to Raj Kapoor's Barsaat made in 1949, one of the first popular Indian films with Kashmir as an exotic prop. Interesting thing: in both the films father does not back the daughter. In Barsaat, heroine jumps into a river only to be saved and in a way imprisoned by a fisherman ( K.N Singh, in a impressive take on Haiz tribe or Fisherman tribe of Kashmir. He would have made a great Sheikh Abdullah) who treat her like benevolent God has dropped a golden fish in his worn net. In Kashmiri film, father turns on his daughter when the world questions him on his daughter's conduct, dies of guilt.

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