Bindiya (1960 film)
|Produced by||M. Saravanan|
|Story by||K. S. Gopalakrishnan|
|Music by||Iqbal Qureshi|
|29 December 1960|
Bindiya (lit. The Vermilion Mark) is a 1960 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Krishnan–Panju and produced by M. Saravanan. It is a remake of the Tamil film Deivapiravi, released early the same year. The film stars Balraj Sahni, Jagdeep and Padmini.
Adapted from Osianama:
- Balraj Sahni as Devraj
- Jagdeep as Ramu
- Padmini as Bindiya
- Vijaya Chaudhary as Rama
- Achala Sachdev as Bindya's mother
- David Abraham Cheulkar as Rai Saheb Kedarnath
- Jayshree Gadkar as Nandini
- Lalita Pawar
- Minoo Mumtaz as Priyadarshini
- Rajender Nath as Chandan
- Siddhu as Raju
Following the success of the Tamil film Deivapiravi (1960), its producer M. Saravanan wanted to remake the film in Hindi. Deivapiravi star Sivaji Ganesan advised him against doing so, feeling it would not come well. Saravanan ignored Ganesan's advice, and remade the film in that language with the title Bindiya. Krishnan–Panju, the directors of Deivapiravi, returned to direct the remake.
Release and reception
Bindiya was released on 29 December 1960. The film failed to replicate the success of the Tamil original, and Saravanan later regretted ignoring Ganesan's advice. However, in a review dated 11 August 1961, The Indian Express praised the performances of Sahni, Padmini, Jagdeep, Lalitha Pawar and Om Prakash.
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- Arunachalam, Param (19 March 2016). "Bollywood Retrospect: Introducing little-known composer Iqbal Qureshi through 5 songs". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
- "Bindya". The Indian Express. 11 August 1961. p. 3.