Chirag

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Chirag
Chirag-1969-Indian movie.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Raj Khosla
Produced by Premji
Written by Akhtar ul Iman
Starring Sunil Dutt
Asha Parekh
Chirag Dhariwal
Music by Madan Mohan
Majrooh Sultanpuri (lyrics)
Release date
  • 1969 (1969)
Country India
Language Hindi

Chirag (Hindi: चिराग; English: Light) is a 1969 Indian Bollywood film directed by Raj Khosla. The film stars Sunil Dutt and Asha Parekh in lead roles. Apart from other plus points, it has the famous song 'teri aankhon ke siwa' sung separately by Mohd. Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar. It also has 'mere bichhade sathi sunta ja' and 'chhayi barakha bahar..' both sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Plot[edit]

Ajay Singh (Sunil Dutt) meets Asha Chibber (Asha Parekh), and is led to believe that she belongs to a wealthy family. After a few misunderstandings, he does find out that she is a simple girl living a poor lifestyle. Both do fall in love, and Ajay goes to meet with Asha's brother, Dr. O.P. Chibber (Om Prakash), and his wife, Shanti (Sulochana Latkar). They are pleased to meet him, and Ajay's mother, Gayetridevi (Lalita Pawar) visits them and approves of Asha. Ajay and Asha get married and settle down. After marriage Asha is expected to conceive, but she is unable to do so. After a certain incident she also loses her eyesight and becomes dependent on Ajay. Frustrated Gayetridevi decides to ask Asha to leave the house, and arranges a second marriage for Ajay, an act which will change the lives of everyone in the house.

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Chirag
Studio album by Madan Mohan
Released
1969 (India)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label
Producer Madan Mohan
Madan Mohan chronology
Ek Kali Muskai
(1968)Ek Kali Muskai1968
Chirag
(1969)
Dastak
(1970)Dastak1970

The soundtrack of the film contains 7 songs. The music for all the songs were composed by Madan Mohan and the lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Raj Khosla wanted Majrooh to use the line from faiz's poetry for the song Teri Aankhon Ke Siwa Duniya for which permission was obtained

# Title Singer(s) Duration
1 "Teri Aankhon Ke Siwa Duniya (Male)" Mohammed Rafi 04:13
2 "Chhai Barkha Bahar" Lata Mangeshkar 06:15
3 "Bhor Hote Kaga" Lata Mangeshkar 03:53
4 "Teri Aankhon Ke Siwa Duniya (Female)" Lata Mangeshkar 04:29
5 "Jab Dekh Liya" Mohammed Rafi 04:45
6 "More Bichhade Saathi" Lata Mangeshkar 05:19
7 "Chirag Dil Ka Jalao" Mohammed Rafi 04:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awards for Chirag". IMDb. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 

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