Sailaab - 1956

Sailaab , India, 08 June 1956

Gautam (Abhi Bhattacharya), a rich young man goes to Assam to visit his father’s tea plantation. The plane in which Gautam is travelling is forced to make an emergency landing due to bad weather. Gautam gets hurt and suffers from amnesia. He falls in love with a young woman Kanchan (Geeta Bali) who responds to him even though she is part of a religious community that doesn’t allow its members to marry. Gautam’s father takes him back to Calcutta. Gautam’s mother dies and the shock of her death brings back Gautam’s memory. But as his memory returns he forgets Kanchan. Kanchan comes to Calcutta in search of Gautam and sees that he fails to recognize her. She returns to her community deciding to renounce the world. In time Gautam is able to recollect his association with her and he goes after her to Assam. The lovers are reunited.

  • Genre: Action
  • Director: Guru Dutt
  • Awards: Filmfare Award for Best Choreography


Sailaab is a Hindi movie directed by Indian film director Guru Dutt in 1956.

Released in April 1956, it stars Geeta Bali, as Kanchan and Abhi Bhattacharya as Gautam. Smriti Biswas, Helen and Bipin Gupta also costar.

The film was produced by Guru Dutt's wife, Geeta Dutt's brother, Mukul Roy. The movie bombed at the box-office and as a result, Geeta Dutt had to declare personal bankruptcy.