Bari Behen

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Bari Behen
बड़ी बहन
Theatrical Poster
Directed by D. D. Kashyap
Produced by D. D. Kashyap
Screenplay by D. D. Kashyap
Starring Suraiya
Geeta Bali
Music by Husnlal Bhagatram
Lyrics by
Rajinder Krishna
Qamar Jalalabadi
Cinematography Surendra Pai
Edited by Anant Apte
Famous Pictures
Release date
Running time
118 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Bari Behen is a 1949 Hindi Bollywood film directed, written and produced by D. D. Kashyap, starring Suraiya, Rehman, Ullhas and Pran.[1] The film was remade in Sinhalese as Sujatha (1953).[2]


Shyama (Suraiya) gets a job as a servant so she can pay for her younger sister, Kiran's (Geeta Bali) education in the city. Kiran, though, is in love with a rogue, Ajit (Pran). Ajit makes Kiran splurge all the money Shyama sends her on them. Meanwhile, Shyama meets and falls in love with Shyam (Rehman), the son of the family she works for and who is a doctor who wants to treat the poor. With both of being ill-treated by the woman of the house, who is Shyam's step-mother, they decide to elope. However, Kiran comes to her, abandoned and impregnated. Shyama goes along with her without informing Shyam in order to find Ajit. They find Ajit, but he escapes from them. The two sisters then relocate to another town. Kiran has the child, Shyama works in another house, where in order to get Kiran settled with the young man of the house and to prove her to be without blemish, she takes it upon herself to claim to be the mother of the child. This causes further complications with Shyam, who has managed to trace her out and now believes that she has been unfaithful to him. Wallowing in grief, he falls ill. Finally, with the help of a kindly army colonel, also Ajit's uncle (Ulhas), all's well that ends well, with a repentant Ajit marrying Kiran and Shyama reunited with Shyam.



Bari Behen
Studio album by Husnlal Bhagatram
  • 1 December 1949 (1949-12-01)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label EMI, Saregama

Music composed by Husnlal Bhagatram and lyrics by Rajinder Krishna & Qamar Jalalabadi.

Original Motion Picture
Track Song Singer(s) Lyric
1 "Ho Likhnewale Ne Likh Di" Suraiya Rajinder Krishna
2 "Bigdi Bananewale: Suraiya Qamar Jalalabadi
3 "Chup Chup Khade Ho" Lata Mangeshkar & Premlata Rajinder Krishna
4 "Woh Paas Rahe Ya Door" Suraiya Qamar Jalalabadi
5 "Mohabbat Ke Dhoke Mein" Mohd. Rafi Rajinder Krishna
6 "Jo Dil Mein Khushi Ban Kar Aai" Lata Mangeshkar Rajinder Krishna
7 "Chale Jana Nahin" Lata Mangeshkar Rajinder Krishna
8 "Tum Mujh Ko Bhool Jao" Suraiya Qamar Jalalabadi


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