Production: Bombay Talkies
Music: Anil Biswas
Sound : S.B.Vacha
Cast : Ashok Kumar, Mumtaz Shanti, Shah Nawaz, Mubarak, Moti, David,Chandraprabha, Kanu Roy, P.F. Pithawala, Baby Kamala, V.H.Desai
film set the trend of ‘separation
of brothers’ and anti-hero subjects in Indian Cinema.
during the war period, Bombay Talkies’ Kismet
captured the elusive temper of the times of a society in a state of flux through
its central character of a “lovable rogue”.
Coming at a time when speculators and easy go-getters were cashing in on
their kismet (luck) the film proved a
big hit with the masses. In fact,
it held the record of the longest run of an Indian film in a single theatre for
more than three decades. With a
well assembled mixture of thrills, drama, music, dance and sentiments, the film
is historically important as it is a trend-setter, being the forerunner of the
popular Bombay films which continues to hold its sway over the mass audiences
even to this day.