Bollywood poster: Baiju Bawra, 1952

Baiju Bawra, 1952

1952 Hindi movie based on the legend of “Baiju Bawra” from the days of Mughal Emperor, Akbar the Great in India. Directed by Vijai Bhatt and starring Meena Kumari.

Plot: Baiju (Bhushan) is the son of a musician who also grows up to be a musician. He comes to believe that Tansen, the famed musician at the court of Akbar, is responsible for his father’s death. The movie then follows Baiju’s attempt to avenge his father’s death by challenging Tansen to a musical duel.

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