Brahmachari (Hindi film)

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Directed by Bhappi Sonie
Produced by G.P. Sippy
Written by Sachin Bhowmick
Starring Shammi Kapoor
Music by Shankar Jaikishan
Cinematography Taru Dutt
Edited by M. S. Shinde
Release date(s) 1968
Country India
Language Hindi

Brahmachari is a 1968 Indian film. Written by Sachin Bhowmick, it is a G. P. and Ramesh Sippy production directed by Bhappi Sonie. The film stars Shammi Kapoor, Rajshree, Pran, Mumtaz, Jagdeep, Sachin and Asit Sen. The music was by Shankar Jaikishan. The film became a box office hit[1] and won several awards, including Filmfare Best Movie Award.[2]

It was later remade in Telugu as Devudu Mamayya (1981).[3]


Brahmachari (Shammi Kapoor), an orphan with no identity, takes care of many orphans in his home. Being poor, it is hard for him to take care of their every need.

One day he saves a young woman Sheetal (Rajshree) from committing suicide. She's in love with Ravi Khanna (Pran) who is promiscuous. Brahmachari promises to unite her with Ravi in return for money. Day and night he works on her appearance to make Ravi like her, but Brahmachari falls in love with her along the way. When Ravi proposes to Sheetal, she realises she loves Brahmachari. He denies his love for her saying he wants to be big in life and marry a rich girl. When she tries to commit suicide again, he accepts her.


# Title Singer(s) Lyricist
1 "Mohabbat Ke Khuda" Mohammed Rafi Rajendra Krishan
2 "Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein" Mohammed Rafi Hasrat Jaipuri
3 "Teri Tarif Kya Karoon" Mohammed Rafi Hasrat Jaipuri
4 "Aajkal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charche" Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur Hasrat Jaipuri
5 "Chakke Men Chakka Chakke Pe Gaadi" Mohammed Rafi Shailendra
6 "Tu Bemisaal Hain" Mohammed Rafi Hasrat Jaipuri
7 "Main Gaoon Tum So Jao" Mohammed Rafi Shailendra

Music scholar and film expert Rajesh Subramanian opines that the song "Aajkal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charche" was a rejected tune, which a depressed Jaikishan played to Shammi Kapoor at Hotel Gay Lord. Kapoor found the tune very catchy and suggested to director Bhappie Soni to include the song in Brahmachari. The song became one of the highlights of the film. Also the song "Aajkal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche" , is usually thought to be sung by Lata Mangeshkar but it was in fact sung by Suman Kalyanpur. (The confusion results from the fact that the quality of Suman Kalyanpur's voice is similar to Lata Mangeshkar's at times).

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