Balraj Sahni, the legendary actor, and writer of Indian cinema was born in the Rawalpindi (Punjab) province of British India.
The actor has given his marvelous performances in a number of Bollywood flicks.
After losing everything in Pakistan at the time of the Partition of India, he was very sad and if you watch the film Garm Hawa you can feel the Pain of Balraj Sahni. We are sharing the best Movies of Balraj Sahni.
Best Movies of Balraj Sahni
Do Raaste (1969)
Do Raaste is Family Drama Bollywood film directed by Raj Khosla, starring Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Balraj Sahni, Bindu, and Prem Chopra. The story of the film is based on a lower-middle-class Indian family and sited importance on respect and reverence for elders, the supreme standing of the mother, the sacredness of the joint family, and the primacy of relations. The film gave the blockbuster performance and became a box office hit.
Dharti Ke Lal (1946)
This Hindi film is directed by debutant Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. The starcast of the film includes Balraj Sahni, Rashid Ahmed, Tripti Mitra, and Sombhu Mitra. The story of the film is based on 1943 Bengal scarcity in which over 1.5 million people died. The film gives a pragmatic picture of the varying social and fiscal atmosphere during World War II.
Garm Hava (1974)
Garm Hava is a Hindi-Urdu film directed by M.S. Sathyu, starring Balraj Sahni, Farooq Shaikh, Geeta Siddharth, Shaukat Kaifi, and A. K. Hangal. The story of the film gives an insight into the post-partition India showing how a Muslim businessman and his people effort for their rights in a country which was once their own. The film was also India’s official entry to the Academy Award’s Best Foreign Film category.
Also Read: Bollywood films on India Pakistan partition
Do Bigha Zamin (1953)
The film is directed by Bengali film director Bimal Roy, starring Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Nazir Hussain, Ratan Kumar, and Jagdeep. The film became a trendsetter and is known for its socialist theme. The story of the film revolves around a debt-ridden family who moves to Calcutta to raise the money in order to save the land from an insatiable czar. The film was also the first Indian film to win the International Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Anuradha is a Hindi film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The star cast of the film includes Balraj Sahni, and debutant Leela Naidu coupled with Asit Sen, and Mukri. The story of the film showcases a well-known singer who gives up her passion to marry a young doctor.
Waqt is a Bollywood film directed by Yash Chopra, starring Sunil Dutt, Raj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Sadhana, Balraj Sahni, Madan Puri, Sharmila Tagore, and Achala Sachdev. The story of the film showcases the family members, separated in a natural disaster and although they are not united, how strangely their lives are interconnected. It was the first multi starer film of Bollywood.
Kabuliwala is a Hindi film directed by Hemen Gupta. The film stars Balraj Sahni, Usha Kiran, Sajjan, and Baby Farida. The story of the film revolves around a poor Afghani who leaves his family to earn a living as a dry-fruit-vendor in India where he befriends a young girl who reminds him of his own daughter. The film was the most triumphant adaptation of Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore.
These legendary films are the gems of Indian Cinema, if you have any other great film name of Balraj Sahab, then do let us know in the comments.