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Why has Teesri Kasam flopped?

Teesri Kasam is a drama film directed by Basu Bhattacharya and produced by lyricist Shailendra that was released in 1966 in Hindi. It is based on the Hindi novelist Phanishwarnath Renu’s short work Mare Gaye Gulfam. Raj Kapoor and Waheeda Rehman feature in the film.

The film’s score was composed by the duet Shankar-Jaikishan, and the cinematography was done by Subrata Mitra. Phanishwarnath Renu wrote the dialogues, and Nabendu Ghosh wrote the script. Teesri Kasam is an out-of-the-box film that depicts rural Indian life. It tells the narrative of Hiraman, a naive bullock cart driver who falls in love with Hirabai, a nautanki dancer.

The video also addresses the subject of women’s exploitation in the performing arts, particularly in traveling folk theatre. Despite its poor box office performance, the picture won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film at the 14th National Film Awards.

Teesri Kasam

Nabendu Ghosh, whose credits include Devdas (1955), Sujata (1959), and Bandini (1963), wrote the script. The film took a long time to make. Aura Hingna, a village in the Araria district, and Bina, a town near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, were used for the majority of the filming. Powai Lake and Mohan Studios in Mumbai were used for a few sequences.

From the start, the picture was dogged with issues. The idea of casting Raj Kapoor in the character of a simpleton bullock cart driver was rejected by financiers. They protested that he was too old for the part and unfit for it. The film’s ending was also a source of debate.

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