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Directed by Phani Majumdar
Written by Phani Majumdar
Nabendu Ghosh
Shakti Samanta
Starring Dev Anand
Meena Kumari
Ashok Kumar
Usha Kiran
Music by Timir Baran
S.K. Pal
Indeevar (lyrics)
Cinematography Roque M. Layton
Distributed by Bombay Talkies
Release date
Country India
Language Hindi

BaadBaan is a 1954 Indian Bollywood film directed by Phani Majumdar and produced by the Bombay Talkies Workers’ Industrial Cooperative Society Limited. Baad means storm and Baan means keeping or safeguarding.[1] The film stars Dev Anand, Meena Kumari, Ashok Kumar and Usha Kiran in lead roles. Music score composed by Timir Baran and S.K. Pal, lyrics written by Indivar and Udhav Kumar and choreographed dances designed by Shanti Bhardan.[2] The film was premiered on Friday, June 18, 1954, to packed houses at the Roxy and various other theatres in Bombay.[2]


The film depicts a story rich in incident and emotional conflict and centers on an orphaned child whose parents, fisher folk, are killed in a storm and who is adopted by a rich, kind and broad-minded philanthropist. The real drama sets in when the boy returns from England and falls in love with a lovely young socialite who reciprocates his love. On hearing of his true parentage, however, her father forbids the marriage but relents at seeing his daughter’s unhappiness.[2]

The hero’s overwhelming passion for a beautiful fisher girl from the village of his birth to which he returns, bent on improving his people’s lot, and his love for his charming wife make for strong emotional power climaxed tragically by the latter’s death and given subtle meaning by his return to his own people and a girl of his own kind.[2]


Dev Anand, as the hero, Meena Kumari, as his ill- starred wife, turns in a quiet, polished role in a quite difficult part.[2] Another subtle but telling performance comes from Ashok Kumar who plays her silent lover and the hero’s friend.[2]

Usha Kiron gloriously rich portrayal as the fisher girl Mohnia.[2] Bipin Gupta and Krishnakant, as the hero’s foster-father and the heroine’s father. Jairaj, as Dev Anand’s father and Leela Chitnis as his mother. The comedy is provided mainly by Gope who handles his comic and dramatic scenes very well.[2] other actors include Shivraj and Sheikh Mukhtar.


  1. "Tori Preet Ke Bas Ho" - Asha Bhosle
  2. "Dekho Chanchal Hai Mera Jiya Ho" - Asha Bhosle
  3. "Jaati Hai, Jaati Hai Aaj Naiya Meri" - Manna Dey
  4. "Jai Deva Ho Jai Deva" - Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey
  5. "Har Roz Kaha, Har Roz Suna, Ek Baat Na Puri Ho Payi" - Geeta Dutt
  6. "Thukra Ke Teri Dunya Ko" - Asha Bhosle
  7. "Aaya Tufaan, Kaise Koyi Jiye, Zeher Hai Zindagi" - Hemant Kumar
  8. "Kaise Koyi Jiye Jeher Hai Jindagi" - Geeta Dutt



  1. ^ admin (1954-06-18). "Baadbaan (1954) – Review". Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h admin 1954.

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