Dillagi (1949 film)

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Dillagi (1949 film)
Dillagi (1949).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Abdul Rashid Kardar
Produced by A. R. Kardar
Written by Azm Bazidpuri (story and screenplay)
Starring Shyam
Music by Naushad
Cinematography Dwarka Divecha (as Dwarkadas Divecha)
Edited by G.G. Mayekar
Kardar Productions
Release date
Country India
Language Hindi

Dillagi (The Jest) is a 1949 Indian Bollywood film. It was the fourth highest grossing Indian film of 1949.[1] The film was produced and directed by A. R. Kardar for his "Kardar Productions", and had music composed by Naushad.[2] The film starred Suraiya, and the actor Shyam, in his "best known film".[3] The film co-starred Chandabai, Sharda, Amar and Amir Banu.[1]

The story was a romantic tragedy, and became commercially successful at the box-office.[4] The plot was adapted from Wuthering Heights directed by William Wyler.[5] Kardar was to later use a similar theme in Dil Diya Dard Liya (1966).[6]



The music was composed by Naushad and it had Shakeel Badayuni as the film songs lyricist.[7] Suraiya's song "Tu Mera Chand" became a popular number,[8] while Mohammed Rafi's "Is Duniya Mein Ae Dilwalo" also became "extremely popular".[9] Two other notable songs termed as "evergreen hits" by Suraiya were, "Char Din Ki Chandni" and "Nirala Mohabbat Ka Dastur Dekha".[10] The singers were Suraiya, Mohammed Rafi, Shamshad Begum, Uma Devi and Shyam.[11]


# Title Singer
1 Tu Mera Chand Suraiya
2 Is Duniya Mein Dil Ka Lagana Kheil Nahin Mohammed Rafi
3 Murliwale Murli Baja Suraiya
4 Char Din Ki Chandni Thi Phir Andheri Raat Hai Suraiya
5 Duniya Kya Jaane Suraiya
6 Nirala Mohabbat Kaa Dastur Dekha Suraiya
7 Tera Khayal Dil Se Bhulaya Na Jayega Suraiya
8 Le Ke Dil Chupke Se Kiya Majboor Suraiya
9 Tu Mera Chand, Mein Teri Chandani Shyam, Suraiya
10 De Dhil De Dhil O Ree Sakhi Uma Devi, Shamshad Begum


  1. ^ a b "Dillagi (The Jest)". citwf.com. Alan Goble. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Brian Diettrich; Jane Freeman Moulin; Michael Hugh Webb (1 January 2011). Music in Pacific Island Cultures: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. Oxford University Press. pp. 211–. ISBN 978-0-19-986254-2. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Tilak Rishi (2012). Bless You Bollywood!: A Tribute to Hindi Cinema on Completing 100 Years. Trafford Publishing. pp. 106–. ISBN 978-1-4669-3963-9. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Bless You Bollywood!: A Tribute to Hindi Cinema on Completing 100 Years. 
  5. ^ Bhagwan Das Garga (1996). So many cinemas: the motion picture in India. Eminence Designs. ISBN 978-81-900602-1-9. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Emily Bronte. Wuthering Heights (Annotated). Bronson Tweed Publishing. pp. 225–. GGKEY:JXQKH8ETFJN. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Raju Bharatan (1 August 2013). Naushadnama: The Life and Music of Naushad. Hay House, Inc. pp. 164–. ISBN 978-93-81398-63-0. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Ashok Damodar Ranade (1 January 2006). Hindi Film Song: Music Beyond Boundaries. Bibliophile South Asia. pp. 340–. ISBN 978-81-85002-64-4. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  9. ^ Derek O’Brien. Derek Introduces: 100 Iconic Indians. Rupa Publications. pp. 205–. ISBN 978-81-291-3413-4. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "Dillagi". hindigeetmala.net. Hindi Geetmala. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 

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