Anuraag (1972 film)

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Directed byShakti Samanta
Produced byShakti Samanta
Written byVrajendra Gaur
Screenplay byMadhusudhan Kalelkar
Binoy Chatterjee
Story byShakti Samanta
StarringVinod Mehra
Ashok Kumar
Moushmi Chatterjee
Music byS. D. Burman
CinematographyAloke Das Gupta
Edited byBijoy Choudhury
Shakti Films
Distributed byUnited Producers
Release date
December 1972 (1972-12)

Anuraag is a 1972 Hindi film, directed by Shakti Samanta. The film stars Moushumi Chatterjee in her Hindi film debut and Vinod Mehra in lead roles. The Shakti Samanta fixture Rajesh Khanna, having earlier made Aradhana (1969) and Kati Patang with Samanta, makes a special appearance. The music is by S. D. Burman. Initially, Shakti Samanta was thinking whether to make this film or not as he was not sure if the distributors would buy a film with such a story line and had shared the idea with Rajesh Khanna, who encouraged Samanta and volunteered to make an extended appearance for the film, and also distributed the film under the banner "Shakti-Raj" (indicating Shakti Samanta and Rajesh Khanna).[1]

The film became a semi-hit, while doing extremely well in big cities.[2] and won the Filmfare Best Movie Award for the year. It was later remade into the Telugu film "Anuraagaalu" (1975) with Sridevi in her first leading role. A. Bhimsingh also remade it in Malayalam as Raagam (1975). It was also remade in Tamil as Neela Malargal (1979), and in Kannada as Chiranjeevi, with Manjula and Srinath.


A blind sculptor, Shivani (Moushumi Chatterjee) stays in an ashram and makes friends with a small boy (Satyajit), who is suffering from cancer. She falls in love with Rajesh (Vinod Mehra). Rajesh asks his parents to permit him to marry her, to which his mother agrees, but his father refuses under her present condition. Then, an eye specialist reveals that an eye replacement would cure her.

Later, as a dying wish, the young boy donates his eyes to her, thus granting her eyesight for the first time in her life.[3]



Studio album by
1972 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerShakti Samanta
S.D. Burman chronology
Tere Mere Sapne

The soundtrack of the film contains 5 songs. The music is composed by S.D. Burman, with lyrics by Anand Bakshi [4]

Track # Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
1 "Neend Churayi Chain Churaye" Lata Mangeshkar 4:14
2 "Ram Karay Babua" Kishore Kumar 4:19
3 "Sun Ri Pawan Pawan Purbaiya" Lata Mangeshkar 3:33
4 "Tere Nainon Ke Main Deep Jalaoonga" Mohd. Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar 3:36
5 "Mera Raja Beta Boojhe Ek Paheli" Lata Mangeshkar 3:48 It is repeated twice.
6 "Mera Raja Beta Boojhe Ek Paheli" (Sad) Lata Mangeshkar 2:13
7 Title Music

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Box Office 1972". Box Office India. 20 October 2013. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013.
  3. ^ Anuraag (1972) Movies.
  4. ^ Anuraag 1972
  5. ^ Filmfare awards

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