Duniya (1968 film)

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Promotional Poster
Directed by T. Prakash Rao
Produced by Amarjeet
Screenplay by K. A. Narayan
Vrajendra Gaur
Story by K. A. Narayan
Starring Dev Anand
Balraj Sahni
Johnny Walker
Lalita Pawar
Music by Shankar Jaikishan
Cinematography Faredoon A. Irani
Edited by Shivaji Awdhut
Release dates
  • 28 December 1968 (1968-12-28)
Running time
149 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office 180,000,000

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.[1][2] 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.



The film's soundtrack was composed by Shankar Jaikishan duo while the lyrics was provide by Hasrat Jaipuri, S. H. Bihari and Gopaldas Neeraj.[3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss) Picturization
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

Box office[edit]

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.[4]


Filmfare Awards


  1. ^ "Top 10 heroines of Dev Anand". NDTV. 04-12-2011. Retrieved 2011-12-05.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Vyjayanthimala, Roshmila Bhattacharya (05-12-2011). "A man full of energy". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2011-12-05.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Duniya (1968)". Raaga.com. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Box Office 1968". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 

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