Anmol Ghadi

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Anmol Ghadi
Anmol Ghadi, 1946 film.jpg
Directed by Mehboob Khan
Written by Anwar Batalvi (story)
Agha Jani Kashmiri (writer)
Starring Surendra
Noor Jehan
Music by Naushad
Tanvir Naqvi (Lyrics)
Cinematography Faredoon A. Irani
Release date
11 November 1946 (1946-11-11)
Running time
122 min
Country British India
Language Urdu/Hindi
Box office 1,00,00,000 [1]

Anmol Ghadi (English title: Precious moment) is a 1946 Urdu/Hindi film directed by Mehboob Khan, starring Surendra, Suraiya and Noor Jehan.

The film was musical hit and still remembered for its music by Naushad, which have hits like, Aawaaz De Kahaan Hai, Jawaan Hai Mohabbat Haseen Hai Zamana and Mere Bachpan Ke Saathi Mujhe Bhool Na Jaana. The film also featured playback singer, Mohd. Rafi first notable song, Tera Khilauna Toota,[2] and became the highest grossing film at the Indian Box Office in 1946.[1] The film was remade in Telugu in 2001 as Manasantha Nuvve (2001), again in Hindi as Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002), in Kannada as Manasella Neene (2002), in Tamil as Thithikudhe (2003), and in Bengali as Moner Majhe Tumi (2003).


Chander and Lata were good kid friends in Jahanabad, Lata being the daughter of a rich family whereas Chander was the son of a poor, widow mother. Lata's parents didn't like Lata being friends with Chander. Renu's family gets transferred to Bombay. At the time of departure Renu gifts her watch to Chander as a memento.

They grow up. Chander goes to Bombay to search Lata. Chander's rich friend Prakash opens a shop for Chander where Chander can earn his livelihood by repairing musical instruments. Prakash's mother doesn't like Prakash spending money for Chander. Lata has turned a writer, her work published under the nickname of "Renu" aka "Renuka Devi", Chander becomes a fan of her work. Basanti is Lata's friend. In one of her novels, Lata writes the story of Childhood friendship of Chander and Lata. Chander reads it and writes a letter to Renu (Lata) to find out how she knows of this story and if she knows Lata, then helping him to find Lata. Reading that letter, Basanti forces Lata to call Chander to meet plotting that Basanti will meet Chander as Lata. Basanti meets Chander there and falls in love with Chander. Chander was carrying the watch gifted by Lata to him all the time, that he loses when Basanti meets him and Basanti locates it. Seeing the watch, Lata recognizes it and recognizes Chander. Basanti feels hurt and blames Lata that she was knowing that Basanti was in love with Chander even then Lata didn't tell her that Chander is the same guy who Lata herself is in love. Lata tells her that she herself was not aware.

Lata's parents contact Prakash for marrying Lata. When Chander Comes to know of it, under the lifetime of obligations of Prakash, he lets go of his love. Chander's mother dies. Prakash gets married to Lata; Chander walks off into the sunset followed by Basanti.



Anmol Ghadi
Soundtrack album by Naushad
Released 1946
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Naushad chronology
Anmol Ghadi

Music: Naushad; Lyrics: Tanvir Naqvi

Track # Song Singer(s)
1 Uran Khatole Pe Ud Jaoon Shamshad Begum and Zohrabai Ambalewali
2 Aaja Meri Barbaad Mohabbat Ke Sahaare Noor Jehan
3 Jawan Hai Mohabbat Haseen Hai Zamana Noor Jehan
4 Awaz De Kahan Hai Noor Jehan, Surendra
5 Kya Mil Gaya Bhagwan Noor Jehan
6 Main Dil Mein Dard Basa Laai Suraiya
7 Socha Tha Kya Kya Ho Gaya Suraiya
8 Mere Bachpan Ke Saathi Noor Jehan
9 Kyon Yaad Aa Rahe Hain Surendra
10 Man Leta Hai Angdai Suraiya
11 Ab Kaun Hai Mera Surendra
12 Tera Khilauna Toota Mohd. Rafi [3]


  1. ^ a b Box Office India. "Top Earners 1946". 
  2. ^ Anmol Ghadi synopsis University of Iowa.
  3. ^ Anmol Ghadi songs Archived 19 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine.

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