Chhaya (film)

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Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Produced by A.V. Meiyappan
Written by Sachin Bhowmick
Rajendra Krishan
Starring Sunil Dutt
Asha Parekh
Nirupa Roy
Nasir Hussain
Music by Salil Choudhury
Cinematography Jaywant Pathare
T.B. Seetaram
Edited by R.G. Gope
Country India
Language Hindi

Chhaya (English: Shadow) is a Bollywood film directed by legendary director Hrishikesh Mukherjee.[1] It released in 1961. The star cast include Sunil Dutt and Asha Parekh. Nirupa Roy won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award.[2]


A young and very attractive girl, Sarita, lives with her wealthy father, aunt, cousin and maid. Her father hires a tutor to teach her with essay writing, named Arun. Arun and Sarita slowly fall in love, especially when she finds out he's a famous poet by the name of 'Rahee'. Her father is adamantly against the union because Arun is poor. He wants Sarita to marry the son of a wealthy man, Moti Lal. Furthermore, Sarita's aunt wants her to marry her nephew Ramu, also known as Romeo and gets him hired as Sarita's music tutor. Moti Lal then gets a letter saying that Sarita is not her father's legitimate daughter, and her birth, religion and caste are called into question.



The music for this movie was composed by Salil Chaudhury.

  • Itna Na Mujhse Too Pyar Badha (sad) - Talat Mehmood

These 2 songs are inspired by Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor KV 550

  • Dil Se Dil Ki Dor Baandhe - Mukesh & Lata Mangeshkar
  • Chham Chham Nachti Aai Bahar - Lata Mangeshkar
  • Ankhon Mein Masti Sharab Ki - Talat Mahmood

  • Ansoo Samajh Ke Kyon Mujhe - Talat Mehmood


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