Anita (1967 film)

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DVD cover
Directed by Raj Khosla
Produced by Raj Khosla
Written by Chandrakant(dialogue)
G. R. Kamath (screenplay)
Starring Manoj Kumar
I. S. Johar
Kishen Mehta
Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal
Cinematography V. Gopi Krishna
Edited by D. N. Pai
Release date
  • 1967 (1967)
Running time
154 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Anita is a 1967 Indian suspense film, directed and written by Raj Khosla, and starring Manoj Kumar and Sadhana. The film is the last of the suspense-thriller trilogy of Khosla-Sadhana partnership. Woh Kaun Thi? (1964) and Mera Saaya (1966) were the two previous films in the series.


Neeraj and Anita are in love, which is unacceptable to her father. Anita's father wants her to marry Anil Sharma, a business tycoon. Initially, Anita wants Neeraj to walk out of her life. But later, Neeraj gets a letter from Anita, which raises some suspicions in his mind. He goes to meet her, only to learn that she has committed suicide. Neeraj suspects foul play and decides to find out the truth on his own.

Surprisingly, he sees Anita at the same exact place where she supposedly committed suicide. His friend advises Neeraj to go on a vacation and try to forget the incident. During his vacation, at a picnic, Neeraj once again sees Anita as a saffron clad sadhvi(saint), Maya. Neeraj learns that he saw Maya Jogan, who died 20 years ago. He sees her again in a train coach while travelling to Mumbai.

Anita sends a letter to Neeraj asking him to meet at a hotel so that she can disclose the truth. To avoid the police, Anita meets Neeraj in his house. Anita then takes Neeraj to the secret building where Anil reveals that he killed his lover who was pregnant and threw her into the river and made it look like Anita committed suicide.



Composed by the musical duo Laxmikant Pyarelal, the songs of the film are penned by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Anand Bakshi and Arzoo Lucknavi. The music album also has two instrumentals, the title music track and the suspense theme track.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Gore Gore Chand Se Mukh Pe" Arzoo Lucknavi Mukesh 05:15
2. "Hai Nazar Ka Ishara" Anand Bakshi Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar 05:26
3. "Kareeb Aa Ye Nazar" Raja Mehdi Ali Khan Lata Mangeshkar 04:19
4. "Pichhwade Buddha Khansta" Raja Mehdi Ali Khan Lata Mangeshkar 05:04
5. "Samne Mere Sanwariya" Raja Mehdi Ali Khan Lata Mangeshkar 04:39
6. "Tum Bin Jeevan Kaise Beeta" Raja Mehdi Ali Khan Mukesh 04:19
7. "Anita (Title Music)" - Instrumental 01:55
8. "Theme Music" - Instrumental 03:58


Some of the scenes in the movie were shot in Nainital.

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