Mr & Mrs 55 DVD
Guru Dutt, Madhubala, Johny Walker, Lalita Pawar / Re-Mastered To Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround/Black & White/English Subtitles.
Preetam (Guru Dutt), a poor and struggling cartoonist living off his friends, meets Anita (Madhubala) and falls in love with her. Anita is a rich heiress who is controlled by two opposing forces. One her aunt Sita Devi (Lalita Pawar), a crusader for womens rights and other, Anitas dead father, who has stipulated in his will that Anita will inherit his fortune only if she marries within a month of turning 21. In a have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too plan, Sita Devi plots to have a marraige of convenience for Anita. She hires Preetam to marry Anita unaware he is in love with her. When Anita finds out that Preetam has sold his services as her hired husband, she is deeply shattered and disappointed. In spite of this the marraige takes place, but Preetam, frustrated at not being able to see Anita after the marraige, carries her off to his brothers place. Sita Devi rescues Anita and divorce proceedings begin. However, Anita now rediscovers her earlier love for Preetam. Will Preetam and Anita be united? What about Anitas fortune, will it be sacrificed at the altar of love?
Mr. & Mrs. 55, one of Guru Dutts early successes is a sophisticated romantic comedy, full of sparkling dialogue and fine comic performances. Apart from one of O.P. Nayyars most successful musical scores including some of Geeta Dutts greatest hits "Jaane kahan mera jigar", "Thandi hawa kaali ghata" the film has another highlight - Preetams cartoons were actually drawn by Indias top-most cartoonist, R.K. Laxman.