Ek Chadar Maili Si

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Ek Chadar Maili Si
एक चादर मैली सी
Ek Chadar Maili Si (1986).jpg
Promotional Poster
Directed by Sukhwant Dhadda
Produced by G.M. Singh Nindrajog
Written by Phani Majumdar (Screenplay)
Makhan Singh (Screenplay)
Rajinder Singh Bedi (Story)
Madan Joshi (Dialogue)
Starring Hema Malini
Rishi Kapoor
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Poonam Dhillon
Music by Anu Malik
Cinematography Shaji N. Karun
Edited by Shubhash Sehgal
Release date
28 August 1986
Country India
Language Hindi

Ek Chadar Maili Si is a 1986 film, directed by Sukhwant Dhadda, and is an adaptation of Rajinder Singh Bedi's classic Urdu novella by the same name.[1] The novel won the 1965 Sahitya Akademi Award.[2]

The film stars Hema Malini, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rishi Kapoor and Poonam Dhillon in lead roles. It is known for its performances by its lead cast and cinematography by Shaji N. Karun.[by whom?]


Rajinder Singh Bedi had wanted to make this film himself in the 1960s, with Geeta Bali and Dharmendra in the lead, but with the death of Geeta Bali the project was shelved.[3]


Rano (Hema Malini), a feisty woman, lives in a village with her drunkard husband, Triloka (Kulbhushan Kharbanda), and her two children. Her mother-in-law, Zinda (Dina Pathak), constantly berates her for her inadequate dowry, even years after her marriage. Only her father-in-law, Hazur Singh (A. K. Hangal), an old blind man, is kind towards her but can do little. The only member of the family who can save her from the wrath of Triloka is her brother-in-law, Mangal (Rishi Kapoor). One night Triloka drops a young girl left behind at the railway station to a nearby inn. The next morning when the girl is found raped, her enraged brother kills Triloka in rage. After her husband is murdered, Rano is forced to marry her brother-in-law, Mangal, who is a good ten years younger than her and whom she had looked upon as a child, through the ceremony of chadar daalna (Niyoga). The film derives its name from it. Raji(Poonam Dhillon) a gypsy girl, plays Mangal's love interest, who leaves the scene once he gets married.



# Title Singer(s)
1 "Mata Rani De Darbaar" Dilraj Kaur
2 "Log To Mandir Masjit Jayen" Shabbir Kumar, Asha Bhosle
3 "Mar Gayee Mar Gayee" Gurcharan Kaur Bagan, Asha Bhosle
4 "Is Duniya Mein Aurat Kya Hai" Asha Bhosle
5 "Main Mafhi Mangne Aaya" Shabbir Kumar


  1. ^ ik Chadar Adhorani, The novel
  2. ^ Sahitya Akademi Awards – Urdu 1955–2007. Sahitya Akademi Official listings.
  3. ^ Punjabi Film fare, The Tribune, Sunday, 5 December 2004

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