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Theatrical poster
Directed byRam Maheshwari
Produced byPannalal Maheshwari
Written byKidar Sharma (dialogue)
Screenplay byPhani Majumdar
Story byGulshan Nanda
Based onMaadhavi
by Gulshan Nanda
StarringMeena Kumari
Raaj Kumar
Music byRavi
CinematographySudhin Majumdar
Edited byKeshav Nanda
Famous Cine Studios, Tardeo, Mumbai
Release date
6 May 1965
Box officeRs. 2,40,00,000[1]

Kaajal (lit.Kohl) is a 1965 Bollywood film produced by Pannalal Maheshwari and directed by Ram Maheshwari. The film stars Meena Kumari, Dharmendra, Raaj Kumar, Padmini, Helen, Durga Khote, Tun Tun, Mehmood and Mumtaz. The films music is by Ravi.

The film is adapted from Gulshan Nanda's novel "Maadhavi" by Phani Majumdar with Kidar Sharma writing the dialogues.[2] The film was declared as a "Hit" at Box office India and was the 10th Highest grosser & was listed in Top 20 films of 1965.[1] The film was remade in Telugu as Maa Inti Devatha.


The Munim (Clerk) in Ranimaa's family lives with his son, Kaushal and daughter, Madhavi. After he dies, Ranimaa brings up both children as her own, along with her only son, Rajesh. Years later, Rajesh has grown up and is of marriageable age. He meets with beautiful Bhanu Saxena and both fall in love with each other. Kaushal dies in a boating accident shortly after this, leaving behind a devastated Madhavi. Rajesh blames himself and Ranimaa for his death. A few months later, Rajesh gets married to Bhanu and she moves in with them. Bhanu dislikes Madhavi and would like her out of the way, she goes to the extent of accusing her of having an affair with her husband. Under pressure, Madhavi goes to kill herself, and is rescued by a young man named Moti. Rajesh likes Moti and would like him to marry Madhavi, to which he agrees. After the marriage, Madhavi bids adieu to Ranimaa, and Rajesh, and moves in with Moti. What Madhavi does not know that Moti had an agenda and an ulterior motive for marrying her, and it looks like she has been dumped from the frying pan into the fire.



The songs of the film are penned by Sahir Ludhianvi and are composed by Ravi. Mohammed Rafi, Mahendra Kapoor and Asha Bhosle have voiced these popular songs.

1."Tora Mann Darpan Kehlaye"Asha Bhosle03:34
2."Mere Bhaiya Mere Chanda"Asha Bhosle03:05
3."Chhoo Lene Do Naazuk Hothon Ko"Mohammed Rafi03:19
4."Mehfil Mein Teri"Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle03:27
5."Aapke Paas Jo Aayega Pighal Jaayega"Mahendra Kapoor03:36
6."Agar Mujhe Na Mili Tum"Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhosle03:33
7."Ye Zulf Agar Khulke"Mohammed Rafi03:36
8."Zara Si Aur Pilado"Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle03:27
9."Chham Chham Ghungroo Bole"Asha Bhosle03:27
10."Samjhi Thi Ke Ye Ghar Mera Hai"Asha Bhosle02:27
11."Muddat Ki Tamanaon Ka Sila"Mahendra Kapoor03:28





  1. ^ a b "Box office 1965". Boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  2. ^ Deepak Mahaan (19 November 2012). "Kaajal (1965)". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 January 2012.

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