Mamta (1966 film)
|Directed by||Asit Sen|
|Produced by||Charu Chitra|
|Written by||Nihar Ranjan Gupta (story)|
Mamta is a 1966 Hindi film, directed by Asit Sen, with music by Roshan. The movie starred Suchitra Sen, Ashok Kumar and Dharmendra. The film about middle class fears and class conflict, has lead actress Suchitra Sen in a double role. The film is also noted for its music by Roshan and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri, in songs like, Rahen Na Rahen Hum sung by Lata Mangeshkar and her hit duet, Chuppa Lo Yun Dil Mein Pyar Mera with Hemant Kumar.  The film performed "above average" at the box office. The film was remake of Asit Sen's own earlier Bengali film, Uttar Falguni (1963), also starring Suchitra Sen,  which had won the 11th National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali.
Monish Rai (Ashok Kumar) comes from a wealthy family, and is in love with Deviyani (Suchitra Sen), who is poor. Monish has to travel abroad to further his education in law, but promises to stay in touch with Deviyani. After his departure, financial problems surround Deviyani and her dad. She approaches Monish's mom for assistance, but is refused. In desperation, her father gets her married to a much older man, who is also alcoholic and frequents courtesans. Deviyani gets pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl, Suparna. Unhappy with her marriage and her circumstances, she runs away. She approaches a nun, Mother Mary, in a monastery and leaves Suparna in her care and disappears forever. When Monish returns he runs into Deviyani, but is told that the person he has seen is a Lucknow-based prostitute, Pannabai. Is Deviyani still alive? Who is Pannabai? What happened to Suparna?
- Dharmendra ... Barrister Indraneel
- Suchitra Sen ... Devyani - Pannabai / Suparna
- Ashok Kumar ... Manish Roy
- Bipin Gupta ... Kantilal
- David Abraham ... Doctor Abraham
- Asit Sen ... Mahadev Prasad
- Pahadi Sanyal ... Prosecuting Lawyer
- Pratima Devi ... Mother Mary
- Kalipada Chakraborty ... Rakhal Bhattacharya
- Chhaya Devi ... Minabai
- Rajlakshmi Devi ... Guest at party
- Chaman Puri ... Ghishta Babu - Devyani's dad (uncredited)
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Picture
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Director - Asit Sen
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Actress - Suchitra Sen
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Story - Nihar Ranjan Gupta
|1.||"Chahe To Mera Jiya Lele"||Lata Mangeshkar||03:53|
|2.||"Chupa Lo Yun Dil Mein Pyar Mera"||Lata Mangeshkar, Hemant Kumar||03:11|
|3.||"Hum Gavanwa Na Jayibe Ho"||Lata Mangeshkar||04:20|
|6.||"Rahen Na Rahen Hum"||Lata Mangeshkar||04:24|
|7.||"Rahte The Kabhi Jinke"||Lata Mangeshkar||03:43|
|8.||"In Baharon Mein"||Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi||03:21|
- "Blast From The Past: Mamta (1966)". The Hindu. Apr 02, 2010. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- "Asit Sen Profile". Upperstall. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- "11th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India.
- 1st Filmfare Awards 1953