|Directed by||Mehboob Khan|
|Written by||Anwar Batalvi (story)|
Agha Jani Kashmiri (writer)
Tanvir Naqvi (Lyrics)
|Cinematography||Faredoon A. Irani|
|11 November 1946|
|Box office||₹ 1,00,00,000 |
The film was musical hit and still remembered for its music by Naushad, with 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's first notable song, "Tera Khilauna Toota", and became the highest-grossing film at the Indian Box Office in 1946. 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 childhood friends in Jahanabad, Lata was the daughter of a rich family, whereas Chander was the son of a poor, widowed 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 for Lata. Chander's rich friend Parkash opens a shop for Chander, where Chander can earn his livelihood by repairing musical instruments. Parkash's mother doesn't like Parkash spending money for Chander. Lata has turned 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 the 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, and even then Lata didn't tell her that Chander is the same guy who Lata herself was in love with. Lata tells her that she herself was not aware of it.
Lata's parents contact Parkash for marrying Lata. When Chander Comes to know of it, under the lifetime of obligations of Parkash, he lets go of his love. Chander's mother dies. Parkash gets married to Lata; Chander walks off into the sunset, followed by Basanti.
- Surendra - Chandrabhan "Chander"
- Noor Jehan - Lata / Renuka Devi
- Suraiya - Basanti
- Zahur Raja - Parkash
- Murad - Deputy
- Leela Mishra - Chandrabhan's mom
- Amir Banu - Parkash's mom
- Bhudo Advani - Honan
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
Music: Naushad; Lyrics: Tanvir Naqvi
|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 |