Biraj Bahu

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Biraj Bahu
Biraj Bahu.jpg
Directed by Bimal Roy
Produced by Hiten Choudhury
Written by Saratchandra Chattopadhyay (novel)
Nabendu Ghosh (adaptation)
Nasir Hussain (dialogue)
Bimal Roy (screenplay)
Starring Kamini Kaushal
Abhi Bhattacharya
Music by Salil Choudhury
Prem Dhawan (lyrics)
Cinematography Dilip Gupta
Edited by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Release date
  • 1954 (1954)
Country India
Language Hindi

Biraj Bahu is a 1954 Hindi film produced by Hiten Choudhury and directed by Bimal Roy,[1] and based on a Bengali novel by Saratchandra Chattopadhyay. The film stars Kamini Kaushal, Abhi Bhattacharya and Pran and has music by Salil Choudhury. The film won the All India Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film.


Biraj (Kamini Kaushal) is married off to Nilambar Chakraborty (Abhi Bhattacharya) when she was a little girl. The couple is childless. Nilambar is pious, generous and loving, but unemployed. His devious younger brother takes advantage of Nilambar's naiveté to force a partition of the home and buy off their joint land under an assumed name from the lender it was mortgaged to. Nilambar and Biraj are reduced to a wretched existence. To make matters worse, Deodhar, a wealthy young contractor who arrives in the village, is captivated by Biraj's beauty and tries to bribe her erstwhile maid Sundari, to lure her to his boat. After several dramatic twists and turns, Biraj is kidnapped but she jumps off the boat before he can do anything. She runs away from the hospital in the middle of the night to see her husband one last time. He had promised that he would bless her at the time of her death and that she would die at his feet.



  1. "Meraa Mann Bhula Bhula Kahe Dole" - Hemant Kumar
  2. "Jhum Jhum Manmohan Re Murali" - Hemant Kumar
  3. "Suno Seeta Ki Kahani Ke Wo Mahlo Ki Rani" - Mohammed Rafi
  4. "Na Jane Re Na Jane Re, Saiya Man Ki Battiya" - Shamshad Begum
  5. "Tera Ghar Aabad Rahe Ja Ri Dulhaniya Ja Jaha Rahe" - Shyamal Mitra, Lata Mangeshkar



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