Jugnu (1947 film)

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Jugnu 1947 film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byShaukat Hussain Rizvi
Produced byShaukat Hussain Rizvi
Written byA. S. Usmani
Screenplay byKhadim Mohyuddin
Story byA. S. Usmani
StarringDilip Kumar
Noor Jehan
Music byFeroz Nizami
CinematographyP. Issac
Edited byMohsin T. Bangriwala
Shaukat Art Productions
Distributed byShaukat Art Productions
Release date
May 23, 1947
Box office50 lakh[a]

Jugnu (lit.'Firefly') is a 1947 Indian musical romance film directed by Shaukat Hussain Rizvi. The film stars Dilip Kumar, Noor Jehan, Ghulam Mohammad, Jillo, Latika, Shashikala and now famous playback singer Mohammed Rafi in a cameo appearance.[1][2]

It was the highest-grossing Indian film of 1947.[a][3] This film was the first major hit for Dilip Kumar, who went on to become one of the Indian film industry's legends.[4]


1."Yahaan Badala Wafa Ka Bewafai Ke Siwa Kya Hai[1]"Noor Jehan, Mohammed Rafi[1]04:47
2."Woh Apani Yaad Dilaane Ko"Mohammed Rafi03:14
3."Aaj Ki Raat Saaz-E-Dil-E-Purdard Na Chheirr"Noor Jehan04:43
4."Hamein To Sham-E-Gham Mein Katni Hai Zindagi Apni[1]"Noor Jehan04:04
5."Umangein Dil Ki Machleen Muskarai Zindagi Apni[1]"Noor Jehan03:49
6."Desh Ki Purkaif Rangi Si Fizaon Mein Kahi[1]"Roshan Ara Begum[1]04:48
7."Tum Bhi Bhula Do Mein Bhi Bhula Dun[1]"Noor Jehan03:47
8."Laut Jawaani Phir Nahin Aani[1]"Shamshad Begum05:55
Total length:35:07

Box office[edit]

Jugnu (1947 film) grossed 50 lakh (US$5 million) in India, making it the highest-grossing Indian film of 1947. When adjusted for inflation, its gross in 2016 value is equivalent to 363 crore (US$57 million).[a] This is the highest for any Indian film at the time, until it was surpassed by Andaz, which also stars Kumar in lead role along with Nargis and Raj Kapoor.


  1. ^ a b c 50 lakh[3] (US$5 million)[b] in 1947 (equivalent to US$57 million or 363 crore[7] in 2016)
  2. ^ 1 Indian rupee per US dollar in 1947[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Soundtracks and cast of Jugnu (1947 film) on Cineplot.com website Published 12 March 2016, Retrieved 9 July 2020
  2. ^ Firoze Rangoonwalla, Indian Filmography, publisher: J. Udeshi, Bombay, August 1970, pp. 224.
  3. ^ a b "Top Earner Films of 1947". BoxOfficeIndia.com website. 6 February 2009. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha and Paul Willemen, Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema, British Film Institute, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2002, pp. 132.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Film Jugnu (1947 film) on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website Retrieved 9 July 2020
  6. ^ "Journey of Indian rupee since independence". The Times of India (newspaper). 16 August 2013. Archived from the original on 16 August 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ 67.175856 INR per USD in 2016

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