is a 1958 Hindi film
produced and directed by Bimal Roy
, and written by Ritwik Ghatak
and Rajinder Singh Bedi
. The music was composed by Salil Choudhury
with the lyrics by Shailendra
. The film stars Dilip Kumar
, and Johnny Walker
. It was one of the earliest films to deal with reincarnation
and had a gothic noir
feel to it.
Janam Janam, 1988 Hindi film starring Rishi Kapoor is a remake of "Madhumati"
In 2007, Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan made a new film, Om Shanti Om
, that uses some plot elements from Madhumati
, but did not credit the earlier film.
On a stormy night, Devendra (Dilip Kumar), an engineer, drives down a hill road with his friend, to fetch his wife and child from the railway station. A landslide blocks their path and the friends take shelter in an old mansion just off the road. Devendra finds the house uncannily familiar. In the large front room he finds an old portrait which he recognizes. His friend and the old caretaker join him, and Devendra, amidst flashes of memory from another life, sits down to tell his story while the storm rages outside. Anand (Dilip Kumar) had come to Shyamnagar Timber Estate as its new manager. An artist in his spare time, he roamed the hills and forests with his sketching pad and fell in love with... Read More