Shantaram was one among those rare directors who took pain to bring the contemporary social issues in their films. His movies describe and discuses the problems that affect the society of which he was part of.
Dahej released in the year 1950 was one such film by V. Shantaram in which, as mentioned in the title, the central issue is the practice of dahej (dowry). The lead cast includes Prithviraj Kapoor, Lalita Pawar, Jayashree and Karan Dewan.
Vasant Desai’s admirable composition adds charm to the film. Songs like Ambua Ki Daari Pe and Jo Dil Pe Guzarti Hai are fascinating.