Aanchal (1980 film)

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Directed by Anil Ganguly
Produced by Tapan Chatterjee
Ramesh Bhatia
Mohan Lalwani
Prem Lalwani
Written by Sachin Bhowmick
Ehsan Rizvi
Starring Rajesh Khanna
Prem Chopra
Amol Palekar
Music by R D Burman
Cinematography Dilip Ranjan Mukherjee
Edited by Waman Bhonsle
Gurudutt Shirali
Distributed by Baba Digital Media
Shemaroo Video Pvt. Ltd.
Release date
  • 18 September 1980 (1980-09-18)
Running time
160 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Aanchal is a 1980 Hindi film directed by Anil Ganguly, starring Rajesh Khanna, Raakhee and Rekha in leading roles and supported by Prem Chopra and Amol Palekar. This story basically revolves around a divine relationship shared by Rajesh Khanna with Raakhee. The music is by R. D. Burman. The songs are sung by Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangehkar and Asha Bhonsle.[1][2] The movie is loosely based on the 1954 Bengali movie Chapadangar Bou.


It is the story of an Indian woman, as pure as Sita, who is tested by a series of family events and problems.[2][3] The story revolves around the relationship between Shambu (Rajesh) and his sister-in-law Shanti (Raakhee). People in the village start speculating whether Shambu is romantically involved with Shanti, and even Kishan starts doubting his brother's intentions. Tulsi who loves Shambu, too, starts thinking bad about Shambu.



Songs for Khanna are sung by Kishore Kumar, for Raakhee by Lata Mangehkar and for Rekha by Asha Bhonsle.[1][2]

  1. "Bas Meri Jaa" – Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
  2. "Aisa Rangeen Sama" – Kishore Kumar
  3. "Paise Ka Kajal" – Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle
  4. "Bhor Bhaye Panchi" – Lata Mangeshkar
  5. "Jane De Gaadi Teri" – Asha Bhonsle


  1. ^ a b c d e f g movie-tv-episode-database.com, Aanchal (1980), Retrieved 10-22-2008
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h ultraindia.com Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine., film informations on Aanchal, Retrieved 10-22-2008
  3. ^ ftvdb.bfi.org, synopsis at ftvdb, retrieved 10-22-2008

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