|Directed by||Harnam Singh Rawail|
|Produced by||Harnam Singh Rawail|
|Written by||Mahasweta Devi (story)
Anjana Rawail (screenplay)
Abrar Alvi (dialogue)
|Cinematography||R. D. Mathur|
|Distributed by||Shemaroo Entertainment|
|Release date(s)||27 July 1968|
Sunghursh is a 1968 Hindi movie directed by Harnam Singh Rawail. It was based on a story by Jnanpith Award winner, Bengali writer Mahasweta Devi, which presents a fictionalized account of vendetta within a Thuggee cult in the holy Indian town of Varanasi.
Bhavani Prasad (Jayant) is one such powerful thug, who masquerades as a priest. His son Shankar refused to follow his path so he wants his grandson Kundan to carry on the legacy. When his son protests, in a fit of rage, Bhavani gets Shankar killed and passes the buck to his bete noir and cousin Naubat Lal. When Naubat Lal spills the beans he gets him killed as well, which deepens the family feud.
Kundan (Dilip Kumar) grows up into a sensitive young man who doesn’t want to practise his grand father’s policy of hate. It is quite unlike, Naubat’s sons Ganeshi and Dwarka (Balraj Sahni and Sanjeev Kumar), whose only aim is to finish Bhavani’s clan. Amidst all these tense moments, we have Munni the childhood love of Kundan who fortuitously lands in the family of a courtesan and becomes Laila-e-Aasman (Vyjayanthimala), a title she got from none other than Wajid Ali Shah. Ganeshi has a soft corner for her but still uses her to reach Kundan not realising the two share a childhood bond.
- Dilip Kumar as Kundan S. Prasad / Bajrangi
- Vyjayanthimala as Munni / Laila-E-Aasmaan
- Balraj Sahni as Ganeshi N. Prasad
- Sanjeev Kumar as Dwarka N. Prasad
- Jayant as Bhawani Prasad
- Durga Khote as Bhawani Prasad's wife
- Anju Mahendru as Yashoda S. Prasad
- Sunder as Mama, Kundan's uncle.
- Ulhas as Bhim
- Deven Verma as Nisar
- Padma Khanna as Mama's wife
- Sulochana Latkar as Shankar's wife
- Iftekhar as Shankar B. Prasad
- Urmila Bhatt as Kunti G. Prasad
- Padma Rani as Dwarka's wife
- D.K. Sapru as Naubatlal Prasad
- Ram Mohan as Mr. Ishwar Lal, Munni's foster father.
- Lata Sinha as Mrs. Lata Ishwarlal, Munni's foster mother.
- Jagdish Raj as Raja Saheb
- Mehmood Junior as Dwarka's son
- Mumtaz Begum as Naubat Lal's wife
|1||"Jab Dil Se Dil"||Mohammad Rafi|
|2||"Ishq Diwana"||Mohammad Rafi|
|3||"Mere Paas Aao"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|5||"Agar Yeh Husn Mera"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|6||"Mere Pairon Mein Ghunghroo"||Mohammad Rafi|
|7||"Chhedo Na Dil Ki Baat"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|Filmfare Awards||16th Filmfare Awards||Best Actor||Dilip Kumar||Nominated|
|Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards||32nd Annual BFJA Awards||Fourth Best Indian Film||Harnam Singh Rawail||Won|
|Best Actor||Dilip Kumar||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||Jayant||Won|
|Best Dialogue||Gulzar & Abrar Alvi||Won|
- "The Nominations - 1968". Indiatimes. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
- "1969: 32nd Annual BFJA Awards: Awards For The Year 1968". bfjaawards.com. Retrieved 2011-07-24.