Ek Thi Ladki

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Ek Thi Ladki
Ek Thi Ladki (1949)
Directed by Roop K. Shorey
Produced by Roop K. Shorey
Written by I. S. Johar
Starring Meena Shorey
Kuldip Kaur
Music by Vinod
Cinematography Anwar Pabani
Edited by Pran Mehra
Shorey Films
Release date
  • 1949 (1949)
Running time
164 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Ek Thi Ladki (Hindi: एक थी लड़की, There Was A Girl) is a 1949 Hindi action comedy film by director Roop K. Shorey.[1] It had the famous Punjabi song "Laara Lappa Laara Lappa Layi Rakhda" by Lata Mangeshkar, G. M. Durrani and Mohammad Rafi. The music director was Vinod, with lyrics by Aziz Kashmiri and story by I. S. Johar.[2] The film starred Meena Shorey (as Meena) who became famously known as the "Larra Lappa" girl following the release of the film,[3] and Motilal (as Ranjeet). Other co-stars were Bharat Bhushan, I. S. Johar, Agha, Shakuntala, and Kuldip Kaur.


The movie is based on Meena (Meena Shorey) who is running away from two men, who are blackmailing her for a crime she did not commit. Along the way she meets Ranjeet (Motilal), who is engaged to be married to the daughter of his boss but falls in love with Meena.



  1. ^ Biblio. Asia-Pacific Communication Associates. 1998. p. 11. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ek Thi Ladki". indiancine.ma. Indiancine.ma. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen (10 July 2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Taylor & Francis. pp. 1994–. ISBN 978-1-135-94325-7. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 

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