Chitralekha (1964 film)

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Chitralekha
Chitralekha (1964) poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Kidar Sharma
Produced by A.K. Nadiadwala
Screenplay by Kidar Sharma
Rajinder Kumar Sharma
Based on Chitralekha  
by Bhagwati Charan Verma
Starring Ashok Kumar
Meena Kumari
Pradeep Kumar
Music by Roshan
Sahir Ludhianvi (lyrics)
Cinematography D.C. Mehta
Edited by Prabhakar Gokhale
Release dates 1964
Country India
Language Hindi

Chitralekha is a 1964 historical-philosophical Hindi film, directed by Kidar Sharma, starring Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari and Pradeep Kumar. It was based on 1934 Hindi novel by the same name by Bhagwati Charan Verma about Bijgupta serving under the Maurya Empire and the king Chandragupta Maurya (340 BCE – 298 BCE) and his love for courtesan Chitralekha.[1] Films music and lyrics were by Roshan and Sahir Ludhianvi and noted for his songs like, "Sansaar Se Bhaage Phirte Ho" and "Man Re Tu Kaahe".[2][3]

It was remake of Chitralekha (1941) also directed by Kidar Sharma, which was the second grossing Indian film of 1941.[4] Though unlike its previous version, this one didn't do well at the box office, critics have suggested bad script and incorrect casting as reasons.[2]

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Film has music by Roshan and lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi.

Tracklist[edit]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Ae Ri Jane Na Doongi" Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Chha Gaya Badal Neel Gagan Par" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
3 "Kahe Tarsaye Jiyara" Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar
4 "Man Re Tu Kahe Na Dheer Dhare" Mohammed Rafi
5 "Sansar Se Bhage Phirte Ho" Lata Mangeshkar
6 "Sakhi Re Mera Man Uljhe Tan Dole" Lata Mangeshkar
7 "Mara Gaya Brahmachari" Manna Dey

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gulzar; Govind Nihalani; Saibal Chatterjee (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 335. ISBN 8179910660. 
  2. ^ a b "Chitralekha (1964)". The Hindu. Jun 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "The melodious music director — Roshan". Daily Times. May 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Top Earners 1941". Box Office India. 

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