Guide (1965)

Apr 16, 2020
Guide (1965)

Guide (1965) is an unsung classic of Hindi cinema, starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. It was directed by Vijay Anand it was produced by Dev Anand, Editing was done by Vijay Anand and Babu Sheikh.The film was based on R. K. Narayan novel The Guide.

It was released on 6 December 1965, it was a box office hit and the movie proved memorable for its award-winning performances by the lead actors and memorable music by S. D. Burman.

The film’s music was composed by Sachin Dev Burman, the songs were written by Shailendra and they were sung by Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Sachin Dev Burman.

Guide was also first film to win all four of the major awards (Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress) at the Filmfare Awards. And also won National Film Award for Third best Features film at the 13th National Film Award.

Guide is the story of two people Raju (Dev Anand) and Rosy (Waheeda Rehman) and there flaws. While young charismatic guide who earns his living by guiding art lovers through the ancient relics of Ajanta and Elora-a very ancient cave sculpture site. Rosy is the cheerless, forlorn wife of an architect Marco. He is much older than Rosy and it is quite evident that the married life is not going smooth. His passion for his work and the consequent neglect of his wife, Marco is more interested in the motionless wall sculptures of the caves he is studying with Raju’s help, than in his wife. When she meets Raju the guide she blossoms into her true self .Raju encourages her to develop her individuality – live her own life independent of Marco. Rosy is interested in dancing something her husband won’t allow her to do. Thanks to all the support she gets from Raju, she falls in love with him.

The husband repents and tries to back his wife and dedicates the original manuscript of his work on the cave sculptures to her and the guide also he sends her the royalty earned from his work the charmed lover the guide in order that the wife may not return to her husband endorses the check on her behalf by forging the signature, he is arrested on charges of forgery

She refuses to bail him out just because he had acted wrongly, the story takes a turn and the happy go lucky guide wanders off after the jail sentence. The wife does love the guide and waits for him but he goes away, he reaches a desolate village and with his knowledge and wit finds himself as a guide of the ignorant people. They put full faith in him and turn to him in any crisis, but then the village faces a famine and they ask him for rain, that is not in his control but the villagers have faith. They ask him to go on a fast to woo the god, he pleads but the faith of the villagers forces him to take a fast. Not eat anything or drink anything till it rains, he sets the stage for his death, then comes the struggle between his conscience and his outer self.

Guide is about the many paradoxical situations of life. A village looks for guidance from a man, who is lost himself. A girl, who is trying to find freedom from her seedy background, finds imprisonment in a loveless marriage. A woman and a man dream of a successful future together, but are disenchanted and separated by the very same future they built together. Guide explores these situations true to reality,