Dr. Vidya

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Dr. Vidya
Directed by Rajendra Bhatia
Produced by Mohan Segal
Written by Screenplay:Sachin Bhowmik
Dialogue:Sarishar Sailani
Starring Vyjayanthimala
Manoj Kumar
Leela Chitnis
Nazir Hussain
Music by S. D. Burman
Cinematography C. S. Puttu
Edited by Pratap Dave
Mohan Studio
Distributed by Deluxe Films
Release date
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office 80,00,000

Dr. Vidya (Hindi: डॉक्टर विद्या) is a 1962 Hindi Black-and-white Romantic family film written by Mohan Segal and directed by Rajendra Bhatia. The film starred Vyjayanthimala in title role and Manoj Kumar in the lead with Leela Chitnis, Nazir Hussain, Helen, Sunder, Madan Puri, Prem Chopra and Mumtaz Begum forms an ensemble cast. The film was produced by Mohan Segal with his own banner, Deluxe Films. The film's score was composed by S. D. Burman with lyrics provided by Majrooh Sultanpuri and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. While the editing was done by Pratap Dave. This story was adopted from the Marathi film 'Shikleli Bayko' (1959)(Meaning " Educated Wife").


The movie was shot in an era when educated people in cities were getting influenced by the western culture hence the people from rural areas who placed a lot of importance to values and culture, strongly abstained from marrying into city people's homes. Geeta is a girl from a well to do family and is well educated, her parents had brought up her with traditional values and respect for those values. After her graduation, her parents decide to marry her off with Ratan Chowdhury, the son of a zaminder, who had the mind frame that a highly educated wife would be incapable of handling and managing a home, specially in a joint family. Later he marries Geeta but his mentality and the talk of others stop him from accepting her. He disowns her and poor Geeta has to go back to her parents' house.

Even after lot of insistence from her parents and friends she refuses to remarry. Instead she continues her studies to become a doctor. After garnering a degree in medical science she goes back to Ratan's village as Vidya. She wants to clear the wrong perceptions that Ratan has about her. Ratan couldn't recognise her, as he had not even seen her face, even during marriage. He falls in love with Vidya and intends to marry her, but one day during the annual cart race, Ratan meets with an accident and suffers a very bad injury post which needs surgery. Due to unavailability of any other doctor, Geeta has to do the job. She performs it successfully. Will Ratan accept Geeta in her new avataar?



Dr. Vidya
Soundtrack album by Sachin Dev Burman
Released 1962 (India)
Genre Film soundtrack
Label Sa Re Ga Ma
Producer Sachin Dev Burman
Sachin Dev Burman chronology
Baat Ek Raat Ki
Dr. Vidya
Tere Ghar Ke Samne

The film's soundtrack was composed by S. D. Burman with lyrics provided by Majrooh Sultanpuri and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan.[1]

No. Song Singers Picturization Length (m:ss) Lyrics Notes
1 "Aayi Hai Dilruba Are Tujh Ko Kya " Asha Bhosle, Geeta Dutt Feature actress Vyjayanthimala and Helen in a dance competition 8:20 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
2 "Aye Dil-E-Awaara Chal Phir Wahin Dobaara" Mukesh Featuring Manoj Kumar 3:14 Majrooh Sultanpuri
3 "Bheegi Bheegi Aankhon Pe Parda" Lata Mangeshkar Picturisation on Vyjayanthimala and Manoj Kumar 8:20 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
4 "Jaani Tum To Dole Daga Deke" Lata Mangeshkar Duet on actress Vyjayanthimala and Manoj Kumar 3:49 Majrooh Sultanpuri
5 "Khanke Kangna Bindiya Hanse" Lata Mangeshkar Picturization on Vyjayanthimala 3:16 Majrooh Sultanpuri
6 "Main Kal Phir Miloongi" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar Duet featuring the lead pair 3:34 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
7 "Pawan Diwani Na Maane" Lata Mangeshkar Featuring Vyjayanthimala performing Indian classical dance 3:19 Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 "Yoon Hans Hans Ke Na Dekho" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle Featuring Prem Chopra and Helen 3:47 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Box office[edit]

At the end of its theatrical run, the film grossed around 80,00,000 with nett gross of 40,00,000, thus becomes the eighteenth highest grossing film of 1962 with verdict average success at box office.[2] While Ibosnetwork.com had reported that the film had grossed around 50,00,000 and declared the film as the fifteenth highest grossing film.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Dr. Vidya (1962)". Raaga.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Box Office 1962". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Dr Vidya". Ibosnetwork.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  4. ^ "Box Office Results: Top Grosses by Decades and Years - 1962". Ibosnetwork.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 

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