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|Directed by||Asit Sen|
|Produced by||Madan Mohla|
|Screenplay by||Nabendu Ghosh
Krishan Chander (dialogue)
|Story by||Mahesh Kaul|
Anand Bakshi (lyrics)
|Famous Cine Studios|
|Distributed by||Seven Arts Films|
Sharafat is a 1970 Hindi film, directed by Asit Sen, starring Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Ashok Kumar, Sonia Sahni and Jagdeep. Hema Malini plays the role of a feisty courtesan Chanda in search of her father, in this satire about society's hypocritical moral standards. The screenplay was written by Nabendu Ghosh, while the dialogues were by Hindi satirist Krishan Chander (author of such dark classics of Black Humor & Satire as Ek Gadhe Ki Maut (The Death Of A Donkey).
The film with music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and lyrics by Anand Bakshi, was also noted for its mujra dance song, Sharafat Chhor Di sung by Lata Mangeshkar, which reached 9th position on the Binaca Geetmala annual list 1970
- Ashok Kumar as Jagatram
- Dharmendra as Rajesh
- Hema Malini as Chandni
- Sonia Sahni as Rekha
- Jagdeep as Bhola
- Abhi Bhattacharya
- Kanhaiyalal as Pratapchand
- D.K. Sapru as Jamnaprasad
- Jankidas as Jeweller
- Tun Tun as Champakali
- Mohan Choti as Student
- Indrani Mukherjee
The film had music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and lyrics by Anand Bakshi. The mujra (Courtesan dance) number, Zamaane Mein Sharifon Ka, Aji Woh Haal Dekha, Ke Sharaafat Chodd Di Maine... (trans.: "When I saw the way the righteous conduct themselves in this world, I gave up righteousness...") was a block-buster hit across the country and catapulted its box-office earnings.
|1||"Sharifon Ka Zamane Men"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|2||"Mera Rasta Rok Rahe Hai Yeh Parbat Anjane"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|3||"Sharafat Chhod Di Maine"||Lata Mangeshkar|
- Bhaichand Patel (ed.) (2012). Bollywood's Top 20: Superstars of Indian Cinema. Penguin Books India. p. 165. ISBN 0670085723.
- Thought, September 5, 1970, p. 20.
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