Asli-Naqli, India, 19 February 2015

Dev Anand plays the role of a rich heir spoilt by his grand father (played by Nazir Hussain) and leaves his house to seek employment under the guise of an unemployed, uneducated youth. Sadhana takes pity on him and helps in his employment. Sadhana works herself to support her mother and her family, and she hides the fact that her father has died in Africa.

The film gives the message that wealth is not everything and being rich does not give one happiness. On the other hand poor people with their limited means find ways and means to live a life of happiness with compassion. Dev Anand through his adventure discovers life and in the end is reconciled with his grand father.

Renu lives a poor lifestyle with her mom, dad and a brother. Her dad decides to travel to Africa so that he can earn enough money to send his son to study engineering, so that he can find employment abroad. But fate has other plans when one day Renu's brother returns home sick from college, and shortly thereafter passes away. His shocked father books a seat on a plane to attend his son's funeral, but the plane crashes killing everyone on board. Shattered and devastated, Renu decides to hide her dad's death from her ill and fragile mom, and goes along pretending that her father is still alive. She obtains employment and through her earnings convinces her mom that her dad is regularly sending money. Then things brighten up when a homeless young man, Anand, enters her life, both fall in love with each other and want to get married. But once again fate plays a cruel joke on Renu as she subsequently finds out that Anand is not who he claims to be.

  • Genre: Romantic
  • Runtime: 140 Minutes
  • Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee


Asli-Naqli (English: Real And Fake) is a 1962 Hindi movie produced by L.B Lachman and L.B Thakur. The film is directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and stars Dev Anand, Sadhana Shivdasani, Leela Chitnis, Anwar Hussain, Sandhya Roy and Keshto Mukherjee. The film's music is by Shankar Jaikishan and lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri. The film became a box office hit.