Chaudhvin Ka Chand

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Chaudhvin Ka Chand
Chaudhvin ka chand.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Mohammed Sadiq
Produced by Guru Dutt
Written by Saghir Usmani
Screenplay by Abrar Alvi
Starring Guru Dutt
Waheeda Rehman
Rehman
Minoo Mumtaz
Johnny Walker
Mumtaz Begum
Noor Jehan
Pravin Paul
Music by Ravi
Cinematography V.K. Murthy
Release dates
  • 1961 (1961)
Country India
Language Hindi

Chaudhvin Ka Chand is a 1960 Hindi feature film directed by Mohammed Sadiq. A production of Guru Dutt, the film centers on a love triangle between Guru Dutt, Rehman and Waheeda Rehman, and features music by Ravi. Farida Jalal is a guest appearance in the film, her debut. After the disastrous box-office performance of Kaagaz Ke Phool, this was a highly commercially successful comeback film for Guru Dutt which saved Guru Dutt's production studio from ruins.

Plot[edit]

The setting is the city of Lucknow in northern India, where Islamic culture flourished. Two of the three best friends who live in this city have fallen in love with the same woman named Jameela unknowingly. Aslam (Guru Dutt) and Nawab (Rehman) are the two friends caught in this love triangle with Jameela (Waheeda Rehman). An integral part of any Guru Dutt film, comic relief was provided by Johnny Walker who plays Mirza Masaraddik Shaiza.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

Guru Dutt's music composer of earlier films S. D. Burman had warned him not to make Kagaz Ke Phool which resembled his own life. When Guru Dutt insisted on making the film S.D.Burman said that would be his last film with Guru Dutt. (Total Recall, Times Now news channel 8 July 2012) Hence the Music of this film was offered to composer Ravi and was critically acclaimed, and the lyrics by his all time favourite Shakeel Badayuni. Interestingly, It was a creative choice of Guru Dutt's to have the title track in color while the rest of the film was Black and White. This song has maintained its value even in the 21st century; also check the beautiful re-arrangement of this song on guitar by India's leading guitar player Kapil Srivastava.

Serial No. Song Singer(s)
01. Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho Mohammad Rafi
02. Mili Khak Main Mohabbat Mohammad Rafi
03. Yeh Luckhnow ki Sar-Zameen Mohammad Rafi
04. Mera Yaar Bana Hai Dulha Mohammad Rafi
05. Mera Yaar Bana Hai Dulha - Reprise Mohammad Rafi
06. Badle Badle Mere Sarkar Lata Mangeshkar
07. Balam Se Milan Huga Geeta Dutt
08. Bedardi Mere Saiyan Asha Bhosle
09. Sharma Ke Agar Yun Pardanashin Asha Bhosle
10. Dil Ki Kahani Asha Bhosle

Awards[edit]

The film was also entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2nd Moscow International Film Festival (1961)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 

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