Duniya (1968 film)
|Directed by||T. Prakash Rao|
|Screenplay by||K. A. Narayan
|Story by||K. A. Narayan|
|Music by||Shankar Jaikishan|
|Cinematography||Faredoon A. Irani|
|Edited by||Shivaji Awdhut|
Duniya (Hindi: दुनिया; English: The World) is a 1968 Hindi romantic thriller film written by K. A. Narayan and directed by T. Prakash Rao. The film starred Dev Anand, Vyjayanthimala in the lead with Balraj Sahni, Johnny Walker, Lalita Pawar, Prem Chopra, Sulochana Latkar, Madan Puri, Nana Palsikar, Achala Sachdev, Laxmi Chhaya, Jagdish Raj, Tun Tun, Brahm Bhardwaj and Pakistani actor Suresh as the ensemble cast. The film was produced by Amarjeet. The film's score was composed by Shankar Jaikishan duo with lyrics provided by Hasrat Jaipuri, S. H. Bihari and Gopaldas Neeraj, edited by Shivaji Awdhut and was filmed by Faredoon A. Irani. The story revolves around three friends Amarnath, Gopal and his sister, Mala, how they face their problem in the life and how they realize from the problem in the rest of the story.
The movie deals about three friend Amarnath, Gopal and his sister, Mala. As Mala and Gopal's mom is a widow and is unable to care for both the children, she decides to let her Bombay-based cousin, Shobha R. Sharma, adopt Mala. Gopal is always in trouble with the villagers for petty theft, and when he learns that Mala has left, he too runs away from home. Years later, all three have grown up. Mala's mom is deceased, while she continues to live with her aunt and uncle, Public Prosecutor Ramnath Sharma; Amarnath is now an Advocate working with Senior Advocate Mehta, and is in love with Mala, not knowing that she is his childhood friend; while Gopal has been to prison in Poona, Madras, and the Police in Hyderabad want him for questioning. Soon Amarnath will be defending Gopal, alias Ram Singh, for the murder of one Mohanchand - and it will be an uphill task for Amarnath - for not only do the Police have airtight evidence against Gopal, Mohanchand was to be the future son-in-law of Ramnath - who has sworn to bring Gopal to justice by hook or by crook.
- Dev Anand as Amarnath Sharma or Amar
- Vyjayanthimala as Mala
- Balraj Sahni as Public Prosecutor Ramnath Sharma
- Johnny Walker as James Bond of India
- Lalita Pawar as Mrs. Sharma
- Prem Chopra as Mohanchand or Mohan
- Sulochana Latkar as Janki R. Sharma
- Madan Puri as Madan
- Nana Palsikar as Girdharilal
- Achala Sachdev as Shobha R. Sharma
- Jagdish Raj as Madan's associate
- Laxmi Chhaya as Laxmi
- Tun Tun as Chabeli in cameo appearance
- Brahm Bhardwaj as Advocate Mehta
- Suresh as Ram Singh or Gopal
|1||"Dooriyan Nazdikiyan Ban Gayi"||Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle||Hasrat Jaipuri||05:04||Feature actress Vyjayanthimala and Dev Anand|
|2||"Falsafa Pyar Ka Tum Kya Jano"||Mohammed Rafi||Hasrat Jaipuri||04:53||Featuring actress Vyjayanthimala and Dev Anand|
|3||"Jawan Tum Ho Jawan Ham Hai"||Mohammed Rafi||Hasrat Jaipuri||04:30||Picturisation on Vyjayanthimala, Dev Anand, Laxmi Chhaya and Johnny Walker nearby the beach|
|4||"Yeh Dharti Hindustan Ki"||Asha Bhosle||Gopaldas Neeraj||09:32||Featuring Vyjayanthimala with drama troupe|
|5||"Tuhi Meri Laxmi Tuhi Meri Chhaya"†||Mohammed Rafi||Shailendra||04:19||Featuring Laxmi Chhaya and Johnny Walker|
|6||"Duniya Isi Ka Naam Hai"||Mukesh, Sharda||S. H. Bihari||05:08||Featuring the lead pair|
† Lyrics on actress Laxmi Chhaya
At the end of its theatrical run, the film grossed around ₹ 180,000,000 with nett gross of ₹ 90,00,000, thus becomes the tenth highest grossing film of 1968 with verdict average success at box office.
- Best Cinematographer - Faredoon A. Irani
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