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Buddha Mil Gaya, 1971

Buddha Mil Gaya (Found an Old Man), 1971

22.5 cm X 37 cm (8.9 X 14.5 inches)
tinted silver gelatin print and paint on textured board
billboard layout

Buddha Mil Gaya is the story of two hustlers who take in an elderly man they come across at the Hanging Gardens in Bombay. The elderly man’s estate is worth millions and as the two hustlers try to get their hands on the money, several murders are committed. The film featured a hit song, entitled "Raat Kali Ek Khwab Mein", sung by Kishore Kumar.
The film Buddha Mil Gaya (1971) was produced by L. B. Thakur and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Music by R. D. Burman. Colour, Hindi, starring Navin Nischal, Archana and Deven Verma.

--Additional text by Dr. Deepali Dewan and Alexandra McCarter, based on Deepali Dewan, ed. Bollywood Cinema Showcards: Indian Film Art from the 1950s to the 1980s. Showcards from The Hartwick Collection. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum Press, 2011. Copyright of and reproduced here with the generous permission of the Royal Ontario Museum.

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