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Not to be confused with Chhalia, 1973 film by Mukul Dutt, starring Navin Nischol and Nanda.
Directed by Manmohan Desai
Produced by Subhash Desai
Written by Inder Raj Anand
Starring Raj Kapoor
Music by Kalyanji Anandji
Release dates
Country India
Language Hindi

Chhalia is a 1960 Hindi drama film directed by Manmohan Desai; it stars Raj Kapoor, Nutan, Pran, Rehman and Shobhna Samarth. Raj Kapoor plays his stereotyped "simple guy with a heart of gold" role yet again. Laxmikant Pyarelal were the assistant music directors; they would go on to be music directors for most of Manmohan Desai's films. The story is loosely based on the "White Nights" written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky but is focused on the issue of estranged wives and children in the aftermath of partition.[1][2]

Chhalia was shot in black-and-white and had has some songs such as "Chhalia Mere Naam" and "Teri Raahon Mein Khaden Hain Dil Thaam Ke".

This film is not to be confused with 1973's unrelated Chhalia. The 1973 film was shot in colour, and it starred Nanda, Navin Nischol, and Shatrughan Sinha. It was directed by Mukul Dutt; music was by Rahul Dev Burman.


# Title Singer(s)
1 "Dum Dum Diga Diga" Mukesh
2 "Chhalia Mera Naam" Mukesh
3 "Mere Toote Huye Dil Se" Mukesh
4 "Meri Jaan Kuchh Bhi Kijiye" Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar
5 "Baje Payal Chhun Chhun" Lata Mangeshkar
6 "Gali Gali Sita Roye" Mohammed Rafi
7 "Teri Rahon Mein Khade Hai" Lata Mangeshkar


  1. ^ "Yesterday once more". The Times Of India. 16 December 2007. 
  2. ^ Daiya, Kavita (2008). Violent belongings: partition, gender, and national culture in Postcolonial India. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. p. 89. ISBN 978-1-59213-743-5. 

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