Daag (1952 film)

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For 1973 film, see Daag: A Poem of Love.
Theatrical poster
Directed by Amiya Chakravarty
Produced by Amiya Chakrabarty
Written by Rajinder Singh Bedi (dialogue)
Story by Amiya Chakrabarty
Rajendra Shankar
Starring Dilip Kumar
Usha Kiran
Music by Shankar Jaikishan
Cinematography V Babasaheb
Edited by D B Joshi
Distributed by Mars & Movies Productions
Release date
July 4, 1952
Running time
149 mins
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office 1,50,00,000[1]

Daag (translation: The Stain) is a 1952 Indian Hindi film produced and directed by Amiya Chakravarty. The film stars Dilip Kumar, Nimmi and Lalita Pawar in lead roles. The film's music is composed by duo Shankar Jaikishan.

Dilip Kumar won the first ever Filmfare Award in the Best Actor category for his performance in this film. The Awards were instituted from 1954. The film fared well at the box office and was declared a hit.[1]


Shankar (played by Dilip Kumar) and his mother live a poor lifestyle. To earn money he makes and sells mud toys. Being the lone bread winner of the family, he is unable to meet the needs. His debt starts rising higher and higher when he gets addicted to alcohol. He is attracted to Parvati (Nimmi), who also lives a poor lifestyle along with her step-brother, Jagat Narayan, his wife, and their daughter, Pushpa. After an argument with his mother, Shankar departs to the city, gives up drinking, earns a lot of money. He then returns home and pays off his mortgage. With new confidence he proposes to marry Parvati. But he is then told that Parvati's marriage has been arranged elsewhere. Broken, he starts drinking again and his mother also dies at this stage. Now he again starts drinking heavily and start walking on the path of self-destruction. Only thing which can save his life is Parvati's love. But her parents are the only obstacle who are in the view that drunken Shankar can never become a good man in life. In a dramatic turns of events, Shankar quits alcohol and the film finally finishes with a happy ending.


  • Dilip Kumar as Shankar
  • Nimmi as Parvati 'Paro'
  • Usha Kiran as Pushpa 'Pushpi'
  • Lalita Pawar as Shankar's Mother
  • Kanhaiyalal as Lala Jagat Narayan
  • Jawahar Kaul as Shyam Sunder
  • Leela Mishra as Jagat's wife
  • Chandrashekhar as Hira
  • Krishnakant as Money Lender
  • Laxman Rao as Raghunath


Composed by Shankar Jaikishan, the songs of the film are written by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Ae Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal I" Shailendra Talat Mahmood 02:59
2. "Ae Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal II" Shailendra Talat Mahmood  
3. "Hum Dard Ke Marhon Ka Itna Hi Fasana Hai" Hasrat Jaipuri Talat Mahmood  
4. "Ae Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal III" Shailendra Lata Mangeshkar  
5. "Kahey Ko Der Lagai Re, Aaye Na Ab Tak Balma" Hasrat Jaipuri Lata Mangeshkar 04:32
6. "Dekho Aaya Ye Kaisa Zamaana" Shailendra Lata Mangeshkar 04:15
7. "Lage Jabse Nain Lage" Shailendra Lata Mangeshkar 03:52
8. "Koi Nahin Mera is Duniya Mein" Hasrat Jaipuri Talat Mahmood 03:26
9. "Preet Yeh Kaisi, Bol Ri Duniya" Shailendra Lata Mangeshkar  



  1. ^ a b "Box Office 1952". Boxofficeindia.com. 

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