Banarasi Thug ( 1962 ) , Hindi
Synopsis: " A friend in need, Shyam-the only son of a wealthy widow, dashes to Girjapur to hold up the marriage proceeding of his friend Kesho with Soni, an ill-reputed girl and carries along Rs. 20000/- in cash for emergencies. Wily Benarasi Prasad's aids, Mala, Dulare and Jogi are after Shyam in the same train to steal away the cash from Shyam who, somehow,is able to out trick them all. On arrival at Girjapur, the trio bargains off their prospective victim Shyam to Bhairav Prasad, the elder brother of Benarasi Prasad. Bhairav manipulates fake marriage between Shyam and Kioli, a girl kidnapped since childhood, and instructs Koili to knock out the cash for him. Young Koili is attracted towards Shyam and she helps him escape from the trap. Koili's loving memory averts Shyam's mission and Shyam, on reaching Kesho's house, helps through the proposed marriage of his friend with his ill-reputed fiancee. After the marriage ceremony Shyam returns to Koili's from Bhairav's fold. Benarasi, jilted lover of Koili, approaches Shyam's mother and informs her of Shyam's act of kidnapping. Misinformed mother disbelieves her son's story and turns out Koili from the house. Externed and distressed Koili encounters a blind retired Captain, Benarasi Prasad in disguise, and innocently goes along to his house. Benarasi Prasad plans out an immediate marriage ceremony with Koili, and Shyam again appears on spot in disguise of Pandit to perform the sacred rites, and takes away Koili for good, to his own house. This time under a new name Kaushalya, and introduces her as his friend's sister. The mother approves of Kaushalya as the right girl for Shyam and gives her consent for their immediate marriage. Jilted Benarasi Prasad and his aids masqurade as Sadhus in front of Shyam's house -- Shyam instructs Koili to remain shut and out of sight but mother plans to take around her would be daughter-in-law to city circus - The situations mounts to breath taking climax here, and Shyam is at his wits' end, as how to keep up his mother illusion of Kaushalya. "