Deedar (1951 film)

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Directed by Nitin Bose
Produced by Rajendra Jain (Filmkar)
Written by Azm Bazidpuri
Starring Ashok Kumar
Dilip Kumar
Music by Naushad
Shakeel Badayuni (lyrics)
Cinematography Dilip Gupta
Edited by Bimal Roy
Release date
March 16, 1951
Running time
130 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Deedar (Hindi: दीदार, "glance") is a 1951 Bollywood Hindi language film directed by Nitin Bose and starring Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Nargis and Nimmi. A story of unfulfilled love, when hero's childhood love is separated from him due to class inequalities. It is one of noted tragedies made in early Hindi cinema. It became a popular film of the Golden era and further established Dilip Kumar as "King of Tragedy".[1][2]

Many years later, when Deedar was having a rerun at Mumbai theatres, actor Manoj Kumar, who asked director Raj Khosla to accompany him for a show. Thereafter, the story of Do Badan (1966) was written after reworking its storyline, the film was also a hit.[3] It is referred to repeatedly in the Vikram Seth's 1993 novel A Suitable Boy, in which people watching it burst into tears and people who can't get tickets start a riot.[4] The film was remade in Tamil as Neengatha Ninaivu (1963).[5]



The Soundtrack was composed by the legend Naushad with lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni. The all-round soundtrack consisted of all the elements of a great album. It exploited the talents of singing legends, such as Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum and G. M. Durrani to the utmost. This was also amongst those few soundtracks in which the career of veteran Mohammad Rafi coincided with that of his idol G. M. Durrani.

Song Singer
Bachpan Ke Din Bhoola Na Dena — Male Mohammad Rafi
Hue Hum Jinke Liye Barbad — I Mohammad Rafi
Hue Hum Jinke Liye Barbad — II Mohammad Rafi
Naseeb Dar Pe Tera Aazmane Aya Hon Mohammad Rafi
Meri Kahani Bhoolne Wale Mohammad Rafi
Dekh Liya Maine Kismat Ka Tamasha Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
Tu Kon Hai Mera Kehde Balam Lata Mangeshkar
Le Ja Meri Duayeein Le Ja Lata Mangeshkar
Duniya Ne Teri Duniyawale Lata Mangeshkar
Bachpan Ke Din Bhoolana Dena — Female Shamshad Begum, Lata Mangeshkar
Chaman Mein Rakhe Verana Shamshad Begum
Nazar Phero Na Humse Shamshad Begum, G. M. Durrani


  1. ^ Tilak Rishi (2012). Bless You Bollywood!: A Tribute to Hindi Cinema on Completing 100 Years. Trafford Publishing. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-4669-3963-9. 
  2. ^ Bhaichand Patel (2012). Bollywood's Top 20: Superstars of Indian Cinema. Penguin Books India. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-670-08572-9. 
  3. ^ "Cinema : Do Badan (1966)". The Hindu. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  4. ^ Vikram Seth (1993). A Suitable Boy. Penguin Books India. pp. 134–. ISBN 978-0-14-023033-8. 
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