Andaz (1949 film)

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Andaz 1949 film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Mehboob Khan
Starring Dilip Kumar
Raj Kapoor
Music by Naushad
Cinematography Faredoon Irani
Edited by Shamsuddin Kadri
Release dates
1949 (1949)
Country India
Language Urdu/Hindi

Andaz (English: Style) is a 1949 Indian Urdu/Hindi film, directed by Mehboob Khan with music by Naushad. The film stars Dilip Kumar, Nargis and Raj Kapoor in a love triangle. Andaz is the only movie that stars Kumar and Raj together. Cukoo and Murad also appear in supporting roles. The film's lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri

At the time of its release Andaz was the top grossing Hindi film ever, until its record was broken by Raj Kapoor's Barsaat that same year.


Nargis, Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar in a scene from the film.

Neena (Nargis) is the spoiled daughter of a rich businessman (Murad). One day while horseriding she loses control of her horse and is rescued by a young man named Dilip (Dilip Kumar). Dilip instantly takes a liking to her and starts to frequently visit her house where he entertains her with his singing along with Neena's friend Sheela (Cukoo). Nina's father dislikes this; he tries to make her realise that spending so much time with Dilip is not wise, as Dilip might misconstrue their friendship as love. On the day of Sheela's birthday party, Dilip realises he has fallen in love with Neena and tries to tell her. However, tragedy strikes on the same day when Neena's father dies of a heart attack, leaving Nina devastated. Dilip comforts her and Neena gives him the responsibility of looking after her father's business and staying in a spare room at her home.

Dilip tries to confide in Neena about his feelings for her, but her fiance Rajan (Raj Kapoor) returns from London. Dilip is shocked that Neena had not mentioned that she was already engaged and in love. Rajan and Neena eventually get married, and Dilip finally reveals his true feelings for Neena on the wedding day. Neena is shocked by Dilip's revelation as she thinks of him only as a good friend. Dilip tries to leave, but stays to avoid any suspicion from Rajan.

A few years pass by and Rajan and Neena now have a daughter. On their daughter's birthday, Dilip arrives with a present. Neena tries secretly to tell him that she does not love him and that he should leave, unaware that she has said all this to Rajan. Rajan accuses Neena of having an affair with Dilip and Dilip decides to clear Rajan's misunderstanding. He confronts Rajan and tries to convince him he is wrong about Neena. In a fit of rage, Rajan hits Dilip on the head and walks out, taking his daughter with him. Neena comes to Dilip's aid and tells a doctor to save him as he is proof that she has not cheated on Rajan. When Dilip awakens he is half mad and tries to molest Neena, insisting she really is in love with him. Neena shoots Dilip, killing him instantly, and is then imprisoned.

Rajan testifies against Neena in court about her affair with Dilip and how she killed him to hide her infidelity. While Neena awaits for the judge's verdict, Rajan tells his daughter that she is not coming back and tears up the doll that Dilip had given her on her birthday. Inside the doll he finds a letter Dilip had written for Neena, saying that Rajan is the fortunate one who she loves and he has realised this now. Upon reading the letter, Rajan realises he had been wrong about Neena's infidelity and that Neena only loved him. The judge sentences Neena to life imprisonment and Rajan and his daughter come to see her before she is taken away.



Soundtrack album by Naushad
Released 1949
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Naushad chronology
Chandni Raat
Track # Song Singer(s) Composer Lyrics
1 Jhoom Jhoom Ke Nacho Aaj Mukesh Naushad Prem Dhawan [1]
2 Koi Mere Dil Mein Lata Mangeshkar Naushad Majrooh Sultanpuri
3 Hum Aaj Kahin Dil Kho Baithe Mukesh Naushad Majrooh Sultanpuri
4 Meri Ladli Re Lata Mangeshkar & Chorus Naushad Majrooh Sultanpuri
5 Tu Kahe Agar Mukesh Naushad Majrooh Sultanpuri
6 Uthaye Ja Unke Sitam Lata Mangeshkar Naushad Majrooh Sultanpuri
7 Toote Na Dil Toote Na Mukesh Naushad Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 Tod Diya Dil Mera Lata Mangeshkar Naushad Majrooh Sultanpuri
9 Yun To Aapas Mein Bigadte Hain Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammad Rafi Naushad Majrooh Sultanpuri
10 Dar Na Mohabbat Karle Lata Mangeshkar & Shamshad Begum Naushad Majrooh Sultanpuri


  1. ^ Heidi R.M. Pauwels (2007). Indian Literature and Popular Cinema: Recasting Classics. Routledge. pp. 344–. ISBN 978-1-134-06254-6. 

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