Mamta (1966 film)

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DVD cover
Directed by Asit Sen
Produced by Charu Chitra
Written by Nihar Ranjan Gupta (story)
Starring Suchitra Sen
Ashok Kumar
Music by Roshan
Release date(s) 1966
Country India
Language Hindi

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.[1] The film performed "above average" at the box office.[2] The film was remake of Asit Sen's own earlier Bengali film, Uttar Falguni (1963), also starring Suchitra Sen,[3] which had won the 11th National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali.[4]


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 has lended money to Deviyani's dad and alsois an 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?

the movie is based upon Deviyani's life and revolves around theme of what all a mother does for the betterment and well being of her child. all the sacrifices made by her in order that her child can live a respectful life filled with status, dignity and love .

the movie has veteran actress (Suchitra Sen) portraying a double role both of mother and daughter.



  • 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[5]


The songs of the films were composed by Roshan and written by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
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
4. "Instrumental"    – 02:44
5. "Instrumental"    – 04:05
6. "Rahen Na Rahen Hum (solo)"   Lata Mangeshkar 04:24
7. "Rahen Na Rahen Hum (duet)"   Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur 02:20
8. "Rahte The Kabhi Jinke"   Lata Mangeshkar 03:43
9. "In Baharon Mein"   Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi 03:21


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