Dastan (1950 film)

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Directed by Abdul Rashid Kardar
Written by S.N. Banerjee
Starring Suraiya
Raj Kapoor
Music by Naushad
Cinematography Dwarka Divecha
Edited by Iqbal
G.G. Mayekar
Release date
Running time
122 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Dastan or Dastaan is a 1950 Bollywood drama film directed by Abdul Rashid Kardar. A box-office success, the film became the third highest earning film of 1950, earning an approximate gross of Rs. 1,15,00,000 and net gross of Rs. 65,00,000 .[1] The film starred Raj Kapoor, Suraiya, Veena, Suresh, Al Nasir, Murad, and Shakila.[2]

The story, a tragic melodrama, was a narrative in flashback.[3] It was inspired from the film Enchantment (1948) directed by Irving Reis.[4] Cited as "one of the biggest commercial hits" by Patel, Suraiya's acting was stated to have "over-shadowed" that of Raj Kapoor.[5]



The music was composed by Naushad and the lyricist was Shakeel Badayuni. The singers were Suraiya and Mohammed Rafi.[6] Some of the notable numbers from this film included Suraiya's "Aa Ra Ri", "Yeh Mausam Aur Yeh Tanhai", "Ae Sham Tu Bata" and "Naam Tera Hai Zuban Par".[5]


# Title Singer
1 Ta Ra Ri Ra Ra Ri Suraiya, Mohammed Rafi
2 Aaya Mere Dil Mein Tu Suraiya
3 Ye Mausam Aur Ye Tanhai Suraiya
4 Ae Shama Tu Bata Suraiya
5 Nainon Mein Preet Hai Suraiya
6 Mohabbat Badha Kar Juda Ho Gaye Suraiya
7 Naam Tera Hai Zabaan Par Suraiya
8 Dil Dhadak Dhadak Dil Phadak Phadak Suraiya, Mohammed Rafi
9 Dil Ko Teri Tasveer Se Suraiya, Mohammed Rafi


  1. ^ Box Office India. "Top Earners 1950". boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 10 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Dastaan". citwf.com. Alan Goble. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Dastan (1950)". indiavideo.org/. Invis Multimedia Pvt. Ltd. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Bhagwan Das Garga (1996). So many cinemas: the motion picture in India. Eminence Designs. ISBN 978-81-900602-1-9. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Bhaichand Patel (2012). Bollywood's Top 20: Superstars of Indian Cinema. Penguin Books India. pp. 70–. ISBN 978-0-670-08572-9. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Dastan (1950)". myswar.com. MySwar. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 

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