Hum Hindustani

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Hum Hindustani
Directed by Ram Mukherjee
Produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee
Starring Sunil Dutt
Asha Parekh
Joy Mukherjee
Music by Usha Khanna
Release date
  • 1960 (1960)
Country India
Language Hindi

Hum Hindustani (Translation We, the Indians ) is a 1960 Hindi movie produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee and directed by Ram Mukherjee. The film stars Sunil Dutt, Joy Mukherjee, Asha Parekh, Jagirdar, Helen, Leela Chitnis, Agha, Prem Chopra and Sanjeev Kumar in his debut.[1] The film is a remake of the 1952 Bengali movie Basu Paribar.[2] The film is about the clash of Indian feudalism and modern youth during the Nehruvian era, symbolished by the song "Chodo Kal Ki Baatein" (Let go old stories) sung by Mukesh,[3] with music by Usha Khanna and written by IPTA poet, Prem Dhawan.[4]

The films music is by Usha Khanna. The film did "above average" business at the box office.[5] Helen said in an interview that she wasn't offered character roles after this film, until later in career and was typecast as a dancer.[6]



  1. "Neeli Neeli Ghata, O Bhigi Bhigi Hava" - Mukesh, Asha Bhosle
  2. "Raat Nikhari Hui, Zulf Bikhari Hui" - Mukesh
  3. "Chhodo kal Ki Baatein, Kal Ki Baat Puraani" - Mukesh
  4. "Hum Jab Chale To Ye Jahaa Jhume" - Mohammed Rafi
  5. "Maajhi Meri Qismat Ke Ji Chaahe Jahaan Le Chal" - Lata Mangeshkar
  6. "Chori Chori Tori Aayi Hai Radha" - Lata Mangeshkar
  7. "Tu Lage Mora Baalam Ye Kaise Kahu Mai" - Usha Khanna, Geeta Dutt
  8. "Baalamaa Re Haay, Mori Lat Sulajhaa De" - Asha Bhosle
  9. "Chhedo Na Mohe Kanha Ja Ja" - Lata Mangeshkar.

This film is also remembered for having introduced Sanjeev Kumar and Prem Chopra.


  1. ^ Brigadier Samir Bhattacharya (24 January 2014). Nothing But!: Book Five: All Is Fair In Love And War. Author Solutions, Incorporated. pp. 64–. ISBN 978-1-4828-1731-7. 
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  3. ^ Bhawana Sommya / Jigna Kothari / Supriya Madangarli (9 January 2013). Mother Maiden Mistress. HarperCollins Publishers. pp. 1950–. ISBN 978-93-5029-485-7. 
  4. ^ Heidi R.M. Pauwels (2007). Indian Literature and Popular Cinema: Recasting Classics. Routledge. pp. 344–. ISBN 978-1-134-06254-6. 
  5. ^ BoxOffice Archived 10 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Jerry Pinto (2006). Helen: The Life and Times of an H-bomb. Penguin Books India. pp. 25–. ISBN 978-0-14-303124-6. 

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