Guide (Film)

  • Dev Anand: Raju
  • Waheeda Rehman: Rosie / Nalini Miss
  • Leela Chitnis: Raju's mother
  • Anwar Hussain: Gaffoor
  • Gajanan Jagirdar: Bhola
  • Rashid Khan: Joseph
  • Kishore Sahu: Marco
  • K. N. Singh: Velan
  • Iftekhar: policeman

Guide is a successful Hindi film directed by Vijay Anand in 1965, based on the critically acclaimed book, The Guide ( 1958) by RK Narayan.


Raju is a professional guide and earns his living by guiding tourists through historical landmarks.

One day the rich archaeologist Marco comes to town. This wants to perform some research in the caves outside the city and provides a Raju as his guide. While Marco is busy with their sockets, his wife Rosie sitting at home. He has indeed redeemed from prostitution, but has nothing left for them, neither he loves her, yet he can share their passion for dancing. Thus Rosie serves only as his trophy wife. Since Rosie Raju learns that her shows to prevail. Here, the two fall in love and Rosie separates from her husband.

After Raju's mother learns of his affair with Rosie, she leaves him. Even his friend and driver abused and hurt him by leaving his connections. Then Raju loses his job and can feel the hostility of the townspeople.

Undeterred by these setbacks, Raju helps Rosie to work on her dancing career, as a result they achieved fame very quickly. However, with his earned money falls Raju into bad habits, such as gambling and drinking. One day, he has even been caught by issuing a fake with Rosie's signature checks. Then he has to serve in prison for several years. On the day of dismissal Rosie and his mother want to take him home, but they are told that Raju has already been released six months earlier because of his good behavior.

After his release Raju wanders off alone. A farmer named Bhola finds him alone in a temple, sitting and holding him mistaken for a saint. Bhola has namely a problem with his sister and so convinced Raju to obey this her brother. Impressed by this event, Bhola spreads the news throughout the village and so keep all of him for a saint. Farmers pour Raju with gifts and tell him their problems.

Initially, Raju enjoys a " demi-god status ". He gets food, a shelter and the necessary things in life without having to work hard for it. The temple of the village becomes his residence and Raju starts to behave like a real saint. He can grow a beard, dressed accordingly and is now called "Swami Raju ". Slowly learns Raju know the problems and troubles of his students and begins to be interested in their lives. Therefore, he also taught the village children and provides services that provide a better and easier life.

As a drought reaches the entire region and expect the villagers fear the worst, ask them Raju to make it rain. At first Raju opposes this idea and admits Bhola to be an ordinary person who is even a criminal record. But even the confession can not be dissuaded from their belief the residents. So Raju begins reluctantly to fast. During fasting Raju is undergoing a transformation and the longer he fasts, the greater his fame. People from all over the world come to see him and be blessed by him. Even Rosie hears of Raju and visited him with his mother and his friend. Now Raju has everything that he had previously lost regained.

Raju's health is not in good condition and he is concerned about the meaning of life. One hand there are Rosie and his mother, and the chance to his old life back. On the other hand, there is a reason not to quit fasting, for which he ultimately chooses. When it finally starts to rain after 12 days, all run out. Raju hears the rain, collapses and dies exhausted.


The film begins with Raju's release from prison; the past Raju is told as a flashback.

Narayan, the author of the English novel, distanced himself from this film, because of its thematic amendment history - was also attacked by others - in the novel, Rosie was a Devadasi.

Guide was the first Indian- American cooperation in the film and was published in a content of divergent English version of only 120 minutes in length in 1965 in the United States. Director, producer and co-author of this version was Tad Danielewski; the author Pearl S. Buck was also involved in the screenplay. The English version of introduced new characters into the plot and expanded the role of a bitchy U.S. television reporter. Among the new scenes being heard in the U.S. embassy in Delhi. In contrast to the Indian version, which was filmed in Pathe Color, used the American Eastman Color.


The lyrics Shailendra wrote.


Filmfare Award 1966

  • Best Film of Dev Anand
  • Best Director Vijay Anand
  • Best Actor at Dev Anand
  • Best Actress on Waheeda Rehman
  • Best Story of R. K. Narayan
  • Best Cinematography Fali Mistry at
  • Best dialogue of Vijay Anand


  • Best Music of Sachin Dev Burman
  • Best playback singer Lata Mangeshkar for the song to Kaaton Se Ke Kheech