List of Bollywood films of 1953

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An overview of the films produced by the Bollywood film industry based in Mumbai in 1953.

Do Bigha Zameen directed and produced by Bengali director Bimal Roy and starring Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Ratan Kumar and Jagdeep won the Filmfare Best Movie Award. Bimal Roy also won the Filmfare Best Director Award and the film won the Certificate of Merit at National Film Award of India. Roy would win the Filmfare Best Director in 1955 also for the film Parineeta in which actress Meena Kumari scooped the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance.

Highest grossing[edit]

The top ten grossing films at the Indian Box Office in 1953:[1]

1953
Rank
Title Notes
1. Anarkali
2. Ladki
3. Do Bigha Zameen
4. Parineeta
5. Footpath
6. Jhamela
7. Shikast
8. Humsafar
9. Aah
10. Raahi

A-B[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1953
Aabshar Hasrat Luckhnavi Nimmi, Kuldip Kaur, Raj Kumari, Lalita Pawar, Tiwari, Iftekhar Social Music: Ghulam Haider, Bhola Shreshtha Lyrics: Qateel Shifai, Sarshar Sailani, Waheed Qureshi
Aag Ka Dariya Roop K. Shorey Karan Dewan, Prithviraj Kapoor, Meena Shorey, Johnny Walker, Shammi, Uma Dutt, Manju, Cecil Social Music: Vinod Lyrics: Aziz Kashmiri, Hasrat Jaipuri
Aaghosh R. D. Mathur Nutan, Nasir Khan, Shakila, Iftekhar, Leela Mishra, Agha, S. Nazir Social Drama Music: Roshan Lyrics: Shailendra, Indeevar, Kaif Irfani, Uddhav Kumar
Aah Raja Nawathe Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Pran, Vijya Laxmi, Leela Mishra, Rashid Khan, Mukesh Romantic Drama Music: Shankar Jaikishan Lyrics: Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri
Aas Devendra Goel Kamini Kaushal, Shekhar, Om Prakash, Chanda Bai, Gulab, Master Ramesh, S K Prem Family Music: Shankar Jaikishan Lyrics: Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri
Akash Manmohan Sabir Balraj Sahni, Nadira, Agha, Manmohan Krishan, Badri Prasad, Shammi Social Drama Music: Anil Biswas Lyrics: Satyendra, Prem Dhawan, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Manmohan Sabir
Alif Laila K. Amarnath Nimmi, Vijay Kumar, Asha Mathur, Pran Tikku, Gope, Murad, Maya Devi Fantasy Adventure Music: Shyam Sunder Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi
Anand Bhawan S. M. Yusuf Manhar Desai, Nigar Sultana, Trilok Kapoor, Durga Khote, Tiwari Family Drama Music: Vasant Desai Lyrics: Noor Lakhnavi, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
Anarkali Nandlal Jaswantlal Bina Rai, Pradeep Kumar, Kuldip Kaur, Mubarak, Manmohan Krishna, Ruby Myers Historical Romantic Drama Music: C. Ramchandra Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan, Shailendra
Ansoo Shanti Kumar Kamini Kaushal, Shekhar, Pran Kumkum, Amirbai Karnataki, Chaman Puri Family Drama Music: Husnlal Bhagatram Lyrics: Qamar Jalalabadi
Armaan Fali Mistry Dev Anand, Madhubala, Gajanan Jagirdar, Shakila, K. N. Singh, Murad, Gulab Drama Music: S. D. Burman Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi
Aurat Bhagwan Das Varma Premnath, Bina Rai, Purnima, Ulhas, Hiralal, Roopmala Costume Music: Shankar Jaikishan Lyrics: Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri
Baaz Guru Dutt Guru Dutt, Geeta Bali, Johnny Walker, K. N. Singh, Kuldip Kaur, Yashodra Katju, Jankidas, Ruby Myers, Moolchand Costume Drama Music: O. P. Nayyar Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Babla Agradoot Pahari Sanyal, Molina, Manju Dey, Asit Baran, Hiralal Social Music: S. D. Burman Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi
Baghi Anant Thakur Naseem Banu, Ranjan, Pran, Shammi, Mukri, Anwar Hussain, B M Vyas Costume Music: Madan Mohan Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Bahadur Ratilal Punatar Shyama, Suresh, Amarnath, Anwar Hussain, Roopmala, Shammi Costume Drama Music: S. Mohinder Lyrics: Surjit Sethi, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Rajendra Krishan, Sarshar Sailani, Kunwar Mahendra Singh Bedi,
Bahu Beti C. L. Dheer Geeta Bali, Amarnath, Vijayalaxmi, Leela Mishra, Jaswant, S Nasir, Rashid Khan Family Drama Music: S. D. Batish Lyrics: Kaifi Azmi, Vishwamitra Adil
Bhagyawan Datta Dharmadhikari Nirupa Roy, Balraj Sahni, Rattan Kumar, Radhakrishan, Yashodara Katju, Raja Nene Music: Avinash Vyas Lyrics: Neelkanth Tiwari, Ramesh Gupta, Saraswati Kumar Deepak

C-F[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Chacha Chowdhury Raja Paranjape Raja Paranjape, Shashikala, Durga Khote, Dhumal, S. Banerji, Maruti, Kamal Mehra Family Comedy Music: Lyrics:
Chalis Baba Ek Chor P. L. Santoshi Balraj Sahni, Kamini Kaushal, Smriti Biswas, David, Om Prakash Jagdeep, Radhakrishan Social Music: S. D. Burman Lyrics: Pyarelal Santoshi
Chandirani P. Bhanumati N. T. Rama Rao, P. Bhanumathi, Amarnath, K. Rani Costume Drama The film was produced in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages. Music: C. R. Subburaman, M. S. Viswanathan Lyrics: Vishwamitra Adil
Char Chand A. Karim Suresh, Shyama, Sheikh Mukhtar, Bhagwan, Ghulam Rasool, Altaf, Cuckoo, Manju Social Music: Naushad Lyrics: A. Karim
Chhoti Duniya Uday Kumar Uday Kumar, Leela Kumari, Asha, Moolji Khushal, Ashwin Roy, Sheela Naik Social Music: Rajhans Kataria Lyrics: Bekal
Daera Kamal Amrohi Meena Kumari, Nasir Khan, Jankidas, Kumar, Nana Palsikar, Pratima Devi, Roopmala, Kammo, N. A. Ansari Social Drama Music: Jamal Sen Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri, Kaif Bhopali
Dana Paani V. M. Vyas Bharat Bhushan, Meena Kumari, Chitra, Radhakrishan, Ulhas, Wasti, Veera, Shashi Kapoor Social Music: Mohan Junior Lyrics: Indeevar, Kaif Irfani
Dard-e-Dil Nitin Bose Premnath, Nimmi, Murad, Meenaxi, Nawab Mazhar, Rattan Kumar, Pratima Devi Family Drama Music: R. C. Boral Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri, D. N. Madhok
Dharm Patni Ramchandra Thakur Mahipal, Nirupa Roy, Durga Khote, Kumar, Gope, Yashodara Katju, Moti Sagar Family Drama Music: Jamal Sen Lyrics: Bharat Vyas, Shewan Rizvi
Dhoon M. Kumar Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Kumar, Motilal, Cuckoo, Pramila, Gulab, E Billimoria, Kamal Mehra Music: Madan Mohan Lyrics: Pyarelal Santoshi, Kaif Irfani, Bharat Vyas
Dhuaan R. L. Malhotra Balraj Sahni, Usha Kiran, Om Prakash, Jeevan, Pratima Devi, Ulhas, Jagdish Kanwal Family Drama Music: Dhaniram, Vasant Desai Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan
Dil-E-Nadan A.R. Kardar Talat Mehmood, Shyama, Peace Kanwal, Dewan Sherar, S. N. Bannerjee, Shyam Kumar Family Drama Music: Ghulam Mohammad Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni
Do Bigha Zameen Bimal Roy Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar, Murad, Jagdeep, Nana Palsikar, Nazir Hussain, Meena Kumari Social Drama First film to win the Filmfare Best Movie Award. First Indian film to win the International Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Music: Salil Choudhury Lyrics: Shailendra
Ek Do Teen Roop K. Shorey Motilal, Meena Shorey, Majnu, Yashodhara Katju, Iftekhar, Kaushalya Comedy Romance Drama Music: Vinod Lyrics: Aziz Kashmiri
Fareb Shahid Lateef, Ismat Chugtai Kishore Kumar, Shakuntala Paranjpye, Lalita Pawar, Zohra Sehgal, Amar, Maya Das Social Music: Anil Biswas Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Farmaish B. K. Sagar Bharat Bhushan, Vijay Laxmi, Kuldip Kaur, Chandrashekhar Pran, Gope, Maruti Social Music: Husanlal Bhagatram Lyrics: Qamar Jalalabadi, Khawar Zaman
Firdaus Geeta Bali, Ashok Kumar, Anoop Kumar, Om Prakash, Lalita Pawar, Rama Social Drama Music: Robin Chatterjee Lyrics: D. N. Madhok Shailendra
Footpath Zia Sarhadi Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari, Kuldip Kaur, Achala Sachdev, Anwar Hussain, Jankidas Master Romi Social Music: Khayyam Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Gharbaar Dinkar Patil Manhar Desai, Sulochana Chatterjee, Kuldip Kaur, Surendra, Shammi, Gope Family Drama Music: Vasant Prabhu Lyrics: Indeevar, D. N. Madhok Kaif Irfani
Gul Sanobar Aspi Irani Shyama, Shammi Kapoor, Agha, Rajni, Jillobai, Nazir Kashmiri, Habib, Shakur Costume Music: Bulo C Rani, Khayyam Lyrics: Kaif Irfani, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Nazim Panipati
Gunah Kidar Sharma Geeta Bali, Jagdev, Manorama, Vijaylaxmi, Baby Naaz, Pratima Devi, Jankidas, Pesi Patel, Bir Sakuja, Tun Tun Family Drama Music: Snehal Bhatkar, Roshan Lyrics: Kidar Sharma
Hari Darshan Raman B. Desai Sapru, Leela Chitnis, Roopa Verman, Bipin Gupta, Jankidas, Moni Chatterjee Devotional Music: Shankar Vyas Lyrics: Ramesh Chandra Pandey, Ramesh Gupta, Kishore Pandey, Saraswati Kumar Deepak
Hazaar Raaten Jayant Desai Manhar Desai, Rehana, Bipin Gupta, Agha, Cuckoo Fantasy Music: Ghulam Mohammed Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni
Humdard S. Bhagat Nimmi, Shekhar, Smriti Biswas, Shivraj, Yashodhara Katju, Gajanan Jagirdar, Rajan Kapoor Social Music: Anil Biswas Lyrics: Prem Dhawan, Majrooh Sultanpuri
Humsafar A. N. Bannerjee Dev Anand, Kalpana Kartik, Smriti Biswas, Chetan Anand, Johnny Walker, Mohan Sehgal, Krishan Dhawan Music: Ali Akbar Khan Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi
Husn Ka Chor JBH Wadia Mahipal, Usha Kiran, Sardar Mansur, Babu Raje, B. M. Vyas, Dalpat, Lalita Kumari Costume Music: Bulo C. Rani Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
Jallianwalla Baag Ki Jyoti R. S. Choudhary Karan Dewan, Kamlesh Kumari, Achala Sachdev, David, Roopmala, Jagdish Sethi Historical Drama Music: Anil Biswas Lyrics: Prem Dhawan, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Uddhav Kumar, Rajendra Krishan, Partau Lakhnavi
Jeewan Jyoti Mahesh Kaul Shammi Kapoor, Shashikala, Leela Mishra, Chand Usmani, Nazir Hussain, Dulari, Moni Chatterjee Social Debut film of Shammi Kapoor. Music: S. D. Burman Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi
Jhamela Bhagwan Geeta Bali, Bhagwan, Anwar Hussain, Badri Prasad, Sunder Action Music: C. Ramachandra Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan
Jhansi Ki Rani Sohrab Modi Mehtab, Sohrab Modi, Shakila, Sapru, Mubarak, Ulhas, Nayampali Historical Music: Vasant Desai Lyrics: Pandit Radheshyam
Jungle Ka Jawahar Homi Wadia Fearless Nadia, John Cawas, Pramila, Nazir, Goldstein, Shapur Costume Action Adventure Music: Madhavlal Damodar Master Lyrics: Firoz Jalandhari, Saraswati Kumar Deepak
Khoj Balwant Bhatt Shammi Kapoor, Mahipal, Lalita Kumari, Shammi, Satish, Lalita Kumari Crime Double-role Drama Music: Nisar Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Hasrat Jaipuri, Anjum Jaipuri
Ladki M. V. Raman Vyjayantimala, Bharat Bhushan, Kishore Kumar Anjali Devi, Chittor V. Nagaiah, Leela Mishra, Om Prakash, Raj Mehra and Master Chhotu Romantic Comedy Music: R. Sudarsanam, Dhaniram Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan
Laila Majnu K. Amarnath Shammi Kapoor, Nutan, Begum Para, Ulhas, Rattan Kumar, Kammo, Vasti, W. M. Khan Legend Romance Music: Ghulam Mohammed Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni
Lehren H. S. Rawail Kishore Kumar, Shyama, Om Prakash, Leela Mishra, Sunder, Shakuntala Paranjpye, Bipin Gupta Social Music: C. Ramchandra Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Madmust Jagdish Pant Nirupa Roy, Shakila, Sapru A. N. Ansari, Shashikala, Mukri Social Music: V. Balsara Lyrics: Madhukar Rajasthani, Madhuraj, Maanav, J. C. Pant
Mahatma Datta Dharamadhikari David, Madan Puri, Raja Goswami, Dixit, Gajanan Jagirdar, Raja Nene Social Music: Vasant Pawar, Ram Vadhavkar Lyrics: Ehsan Rizvi
Malkin O. P. Dutta Sajjan, Nutan, Purnima, Durga Khote, Yakub, Pran Gope, Raj Mehra Social Drama Music: Roshan Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan
Mallika Soloni Mohammed Hussain Kamran, Krishna Kumari, Helen, Roopa Verman, Nazir Kashmiri, Amrit Costume Action Music: Iqbal, Krishna Dayal Lyrics: Farooq Qaiser
Manchala Jayant Desai Nirupa Roy, Manhar Desai, Krishna Kumari, Agha, Jeevan Music: Chitragupta Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
Mashuqa Shanti Kumar Mukesh, Suraiya, Kuldip Kaur, Durga Khote, Agha, Amirbai Karnataki Social Drama Music: Roshan Lyrics: Shailendra, Qamar Jalalabadi
Mazi Zameen Bhalji Pendharkar Suryakant Music: Vasant Desai Lyrics:
Mehmaan Ramanand Sagar Premnath, Nimmi, Sajjan, Purnima, Bikram Kapoor Romantic Musical Music: Anil Biswas Lyrics: Uddhav Kumar, P. N. Rangeen, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
Naag Panchami Ramesh Desai Nirupa Roy, Manhar Desai, Bipin Gupta, B. M. Vyas, Durga Khote, Heera Sawant Mythological Music: Chitragupta Lyrics: Gopal Singh Nepali
Naina Ravindra Dave Abhi Bhattacharya, Geeta Bali, Leela Mishra, Ramesh Sinha, Narmada Shankar, Khairati Social Drama Music: Manna Dey, Ghulam Mohammed Lyrics: Uddhav, Anjum, Pyarelal Santoshi
Naulakha Haar H. S. Bhatt Meena Kumari, Nirupa Roy, Jeevan, Sunder, Ishwarlal, Durga Khote, Arvind Kumar Fantasy Drama Music: Bhola Shreshtha Lyrics: Bharat Vyas
Nav Durga Babubhai Mistri Mahipal, Usha Kiran, Amarnath, Sulochana Chatterjee, S. N. Tripathi, Dalpat, Maruti Devotional Music: S. N. Tripathi Lyrics: Anjum Jaipuri, Rameshchandra Pandey
Naya Ghar D.D. Kashyap Geeta Bali, Shekhar, Begum Para, Jagdev, Leela Chitnis, Rattan Kumar Family Drama Music: Shankar Jaikishan Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri, Shailendra
Naya Raasta Jayant Desai Nirupa Roy, Manhar Desai, Krishna Kumari, Agha, Bipin Gupta Social Music: Chitragupta Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
Paheli Shaadi Ram Daryani Bharat Bhushan, Nargis, Motilal, Gope, Leela Mishra, Manorama, Kammo Social Family Drama Music: Robin Chatterjee Lyrics: Kaif Irfani, D. N. Madhok
Papi Chandulal Shah Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Maruti, Dulari, Dulari, Amarnath, Jagdeep Social Music: S. Mohinder Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Sarshar Sailani, Hasrat Jaipuri, Surjit Sethi, Butaram Sharma
Parineeta Bimal Roy Meena Kumari, Ashok Kumar, Asit Baran, Nazir Hussain, Pratima Devi, Badri Prasad Social Romance Music: Arun Kumar Mukherjee Lyrics: Bharat Vyas
Patita Amiya Chakravarty Usha Kiron, Dev Anand, Lalita Pawar, Agha, Krishnakant, Tiwari, B. M. Vyas Family Drama Music: Shankar Jaikishan Lyrics: Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri-"Yaad Kiya Dilne Kahaan Ho Tum"

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Rahi K. A. Abbas Dev Anand, Nalini Jaywant, Balraj Sahni, David, Shaukat Hashmi, Rasheed, Habib Social Music: Anil Biswas Lyrics: Prem Dhawan, Dashrath Lal
Rail Ka Dibba P. N. Arora Shammi Kapoor, Madhubala, Jayant, Sajjan, Om Prakash, Cuckoo, Ram Avtar, Amar, Pratima Devi Social Drama Music: Ghulam Mohammed Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni
Raj Mahal Nanubhai Vakil Shakila, Trilok Kapoor, Murad, Ram Singh, Tun Tun, Murad, W. M. Khan Costume Action Music: Gobind Ram, G. P. Kapoor Lyrics: Munshi Dil, Nandini Mahendra
Raj Ratan Hiren Bose Abhi Bhattacharya, Kamini Kaushal, Sulochand Chatterji, Leela Chitnis, Ramesh Vyas Drama Music: Neenu Majumdar Lyrics: Bharat Vyas
Rami Dhobhan Indu Kumar Nirupa Roy, P. Jairaj, Trilok Kapoor, Ranjana, Ullhas, Sapru Devotional Music: Hiren Bose Lyrics: Ram Murti
Rangila Bhagwan Bhagwan, Purnima, Nazira Baburao, Indira, Badri Prasad, Vivek, Inamdar Action Music: Jamal Sen Lyrics: S. H. Bihari, Ehsan Rizvi
Shagufa H. S. Rawail Premnath, Bina Rai, Purnima, Yashodhara Katju, Rajendranath, Naaz, Bipin Gupta, Gopi Krishna, Sunder Social Drama Music: C. Ramchandra Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan
Shahenshah Amiya Chakravarty Kamini Kaushal, Ranjan, Shakila, K. N. Singh, Achala Sachdev, Agha, Mukri, Cuckoo Costume Action Music: S. D. Burman Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi
Shamsheer Gyan Mukerjee Ashok Kumar, P. Bhanumati, Bhagwan, Mehmood, Smriti Biswas, Vasantro Pahelwan, Vishwas Kunte, Nana Palsikar Action Drama Music: Arun Kumar, Anupam Ghatak Lyrics: Vrajendra Gaur, Madhur, Nazish Sikandarpuri
Shamsherbaaz Noshir Engineer Fearless Nadia, John Cawas, Habib, Shanti Madhok, Sardar Mansur Action Costume Music: Shafi Nagri
Shikast Ramesh Saigal Dilip Kumar, Nalini Jaywant, Durga Khote, Om Prakash, K. N. Singh Music: Shankar Jaikishan Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri, Shailendra
Shole B. R. Chopra Ashok Kumar, Bina Rai, Purnima, Jeevan, Manmohan Krishna, Mirza Musharaf, Master Romi, Naaz Family Social Drama Music: Dhaniram, Naresh Bhattacharya Lyrics: Kamil Rashid, Saraswati Kumar Deepak, Sahir Ludhianvi, Majrooh Sultanpuri
Shuk Rambha Dhirubhai Desai Nirupa Roy, Bharat Bhushan, Anjali Devi, Krishna Kumari, Raj Kumari, Niranjan Sharma, Ishwarlal, Lalita Pawar Fantasy Music: Manna Dey Lyrics: Bharat Vyas
Suhag Sindoor Colin Pal Shyama, Asit Baran, Yashodara Katju, Lekha, Asit Sen Family Drama Music: Shailesh Mukherjee, Suresh Kumar Lyrics: Bharat Vyas, Suresh Tripathi
Surang V. Shantaram Vinod Kumar, Sheila Ramani, Shashikala, Keshavrao Date, Ulhas, Chandrashekhar, Vikas Social Music: Shivram Krishna Lyrics: Shewan Rizvi
Teen Batti Char Raasta V. Shantaram Sandhya, Shashikala, Karan Dewan, Sheila Ramani, Smriti Biswas, Nirupa Roy, Keshavrao Date, Ishwarlal, Parshuram Family Drama Social Music: Shivram Krishna Lyrics: Pyarelal Santoshi
Thokar Lekhraj Bhakri Shammi Kapoor, Shyama, Lalita Pawar, Ravindra Kapoor, Johnny Whiskey, Paro Devi Social Music: Sardar Malik Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Majaz Lucknavi, Prem Dhawan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Box Office India. "Top Earners 1953". boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved July 10, 2008. 

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