Anupama (film)

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This article is about the 1966 film. For the 1981 film, see Anupama (1981 film).
Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Produced by L. B. Lachman
Written by Rajinder Singh Bedi
Biren Tripathy (Dialogue Director)
Screenplay by Bimal Dutta
D.N. Mukherjee
Story by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Starring Dharmendra
Sharmila Tagore
Deven Verma
Music by Hemant Kumar
Cinematography Jaywant Pathare
Edited by Das Dhaimade
Release date
1966 (1966)
Running time
148 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Anupama ('Incomparable'; also name of a girl) is a 1966 Hindi film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The movie stars Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Shashikala, Deven Verma and Durga Khote. The music was composed by Hemant Kumar.

The film was critically acclaimed and was nominated for several Filmfare Awards and did 'Above Average' business at the Indian Box Office.[1]


Mohan Sharma (Tarun Bose), a successful businessman in Bombay, marries Aruna (Surekha Pandit) late in life, and is leading a happy married life, when, unfortunately, his wife dies during childbirth leaving behind a young daughter, Uma (Sharmila Tagore), whom he cannot bear to see, except when he is drunk. Naturally, the daughter grows up all by herself and becomes highly introvert. As time passes, Mohan Sharma's health starts failing due to overwork and alcoholism; doctors suggest change of weather to a hill-station, Mahabaleshwar.

Meanwhile, Arun (Deven Verma), son of Mohan Sharma's friend Hari Mehta, and who is set to marry Uma, returns home after studying engineering abroad for five years, and joins them along with his friend, Ashok (Dharmendra), a writer and a teacher. Here things change when young Ashok enters Uma's life, but she cannot do anything to jeopardize the already fragile relationship between her and her father.



The music for the movie was composed by Hemant Kumar and the lyrics were written by Kaifi Azmi. The movie includes most popular song such as Dheere Dheere Machal picturised on Surekha & Tarun Bose, sung by Lata Mangeshkar and composed by Hemant Kumar. Ya dil ki suno and kuch dil ne kaha are other memorable songs from this movie.

Song Singer/s
Dheere Dheere Machal Lata Mangeshkar
Kuchh Dil Ne Kaha Lata Mangeshkar
Bheegi Bheegi Faza Asha Bhosle
Kyon Mujhe Itni Khushi Asha Bhosle
Ya Dil Ki Suno Duniyawalo Hemant Kumar


  • Best Film: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
  • Best Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
  • Best Story: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
  • Best Supporting Actress: Shashikala [2]


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