Khuda Hafiz (Goodbye)
Director: Kedar Sharma
Hindi/1983/Colour/91mins (Also available in: Tamil)
Despite being poor six-year-old Babu dislikes charity and earns his living as a snake-charmer. One evening he gets stuck in a storm and takes refuge on a hill slope. In the morning, Sapna – a Brahmin girl, finds him and moved by his plight takes him home. She decides to look after Babu and give him the love and caring he longs for. When her father returns he considers Babu to be a burden and asks Sapna to get rid of him. A proud Babu is crestfallen and despite loving Sapna, decides to go away. Would Sapna allow this? Khuda Hafiz is directed by the legendary director Kedar Sharma who has directed many popular Hindi films.
Director’s Biography: Kedar Sharma
Born 1910 in Amritsar, Kedar Sharma planned to graduate and teach English. His plans took a dramatic turn after seeing D K Bose’s ‘Purana Bhagat’. He ran away to Calcutta instead to pursue a career in films. D.K. Bose gave him his first job as a painter in New Theater Studio. Studiohead B.N.Sircar provided him the opportunity to pen the dialogue and lyrics of “Devdas”, now a film classic. He soon turned director-producer making many hits like “Neel Kamal” starring Raj Kapoor and Madhubala. Kedar Sharma has discovered and groomed many actors who are now famous names. He has also made many films for children.