Chaudhvin Ka Chand

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Chaudhvin Ka Chand
Chaudhvin ka chand.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byMohammed Sadiq
Produced byGuru Dutt
Written bySaghir Usmani
Screenplay byAbrar Alvi
StarringGuru Dutt
Waheeda Rehman
Rehman
Minoo Mumtaz
Johnny Walker
Mumtaz Begum
Pravin Paul
Music byRavi
CinematographyV.K. Murthy
Release date
  • July 4, 1960 (1960-07-04)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi-Urdu

Chaudhvin Ka Chand (lit. 'Moon of the fourteenth day / Full moon') is a 1960 Hindi-language feature film directed by Mohammed Sadiq. This film was a box-office hit, one of the top-grossing films of 1960.[1] production of Guru Dutt, the film centers on a love triangle between Guru Dutt, Rehman and Waheeda Rehman, and features music by Ravi. Farida Jalal makes a guest appearance in the film, her debut. After the disastrous box office performance of Kaagaz Ke Phool, this was a highly commercially successful comeback film for Guru Dutt, which saved Guru Dutt's production studio from ruins.

Plot[edit]

The setting is the city of Lucknow in northern India, where Islamic culture flourished. Two of the three best friends who live in this city have fallen in love with the same woman named Jameela. Aslam (Guru Dutt) and Nawab (Rehman) are the two friends caught in this love triangle with Jameela (Waheeda Rehman). An integral part of any Guru Dutt film, comic relief was provided by Johnny Walker, who plays Mirza Masaraddik Shaida.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

Guru Dutt's music composer of earlier films S. D. Burman had warned him not to make Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959 film), which resembled his own life. When Guru Dutt insisted on making the film, S.D. Burman said that would be his last film with Guru Dutt. Hence, the music composing of this film was offered to composer Ravi and was critically acclaimed, and the lyrics by his all-time favourite Shakeel Badayuni. It was a creative choice of Guru Dutt's to have the title track in color while the rest of the film was in black and white.[2]

Songs Singers
"Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho" Mohammed Rafi
"Mili Khaak Mein Mohabbat" Mohammed Rafi
"Mera Yaar Bana Hai Dulha" Mohammed Rafi
"Yeh Duniya Gol Hai" Mohammed Rafi
"Yeh Lakhnau Ki Sar-Zameen" Mohammed Rafi
"Baalam Se Milan Hoga" Geeta Dutt
"Badle Badle Mere Sarkaar Nazar Aate Hai" Lata Mangeshkar
"Sharmaake Yeh Kyun Sab Pardanasheen" Asha Bhosle, Shamshad Begum
"Bedardi Mere Saiyaan" Asha Bhosle
"Dil Ki Kahaani Rang Laayi Hai" Asha Bhosle

Awards[edit]

The film was also entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960 film) on Muvyz.com website Retrieved 13 November 2019
  2. ^ http://www.hindigeetmala.net/movie/chaudhvin_ka_chand.htm Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960 film) on Hindigeetmala.net website
  3. ^ "2nd Moscow International Film Festival (1961)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2019.

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