Guddi (1971 film)

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Guddi Movie Poster
Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Produced by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Screenplay by Hrishikesh Mukherjee,
D. N. Mukherjee
Story by Gulzar
Starring Dharmendra
Jaya Bhaduri
Utpal Dutt
Keshto Mukherjee
Music by Vasant Desai
Gulzar (Lyrics)
Cinematography Dwarka Divecha
Release dates
  • 15 August 1971 (1971-08-15) (India)
Running time 188 minutes
204 minutes (director's cut, India)
162 minutes (USA)
Country India
Language Hindi

Guddi (Hindi: गुड्डी) is a 1971 Hindi comedy-drama film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and written by Gulzar. It starred Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Utpal Dutt. It is Jaya Bachchan (née Bhaduri)'s career-making film in which she plays a schoolgirl obsessed with the actor Dharmendra, who plays himself. She earned a Filmfare nomination as Best Actress, the only nomination for the film.[1] Utpal Dutt also has a starring role. Many popular Bollywood actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Om Prakash and Pran gave guest appearances as themselves. The film became a "big city hit" and did "above average" business everywhere else.[2] It was later remade in Tamil as Cinema Paithiyam (1975) starring Jayachitra and Kamal Haasan.[3]


Kusum (aka Guddi) (Jaya Bachchan) is a spunky and carefree schoolgirl who lives with her father (A. K. Hangal), brother and sister-in-law (Sumita Sanyal). Guddi has a crush on film star Dharmendra, who plays himself. Nobody knows the extent of her crush until she visits Bombay, where her sister-in-law's brother, Navin (played by Bengali film actor Samit Bhanja), develops a crush on her. Guddi discloses to Navin that she is in love with Dharmendra. In an attempt to win Guddi's heart, Navin discusses the matter with his uncle (Utpal Dutt), who just happens to know Dharmendra. With Dharmendra's help, they try to show Guddi the difference between the real world and the reel world. Guddi changes and accepts that nothing is true in the reel world. The film ends with Guddi agreeing to marry Navin.




Guddi provides a rare behind-the-scenes look at the movie industry in Bombay during the late 1960s and early 1970s and featured cameos from a lot of the major actors and industry figures at that time including:


The song "Bole Re Papihara" was listed at #21 on Binaca Geetmala annual list 1972.

All lyrics written by Gulzar, all music composed by Vasant Desai.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Bole Re Papihara"   Vani Jairam 3:35
2. "Hari Bin Kaise Jeeun"   Vani Jairam 3:40
3. "Humko Man Ki Shakti Dena"   Vani Jairam & chorus 4:30

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1972 Jaya Bhaduri (Only nomination) [1] Filmfare Award for Best Actress Nominated


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