Khandan (1942 film)

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Directed byShaukat Hussain Rizvi
Produced byPancholi Pictures
Written byImtiaz Ali Taj
Noor Jehan
M. Ajmal
Ghulam Mohammed
Music byGhulam Haider
Release date
  • 1942 (1942)
CountryBritish India

Khandan (Hindi: ख़ानदान, family), also spelled as Khandaan, is a 1942 Urdu film directed by Shaukat Hussain Rizvi and produced by D.M. Pancholi,[1] starring Pran, Noor Jehan, Ghulam Mohammed and M. Ajmal.[2]

It was written by author Imtiaz Ali Taj and made in Pancholi's Lahore studio. For the first time in British India, there was a lot of "ahead of film release" publicity for this film. As a result, this became a much-awaited film for the Indian public and became a hit film when released.[3]


This was mainly a Noor Jehan musical about a man seduced by a gold-digging woman, who then kills her and her lover is jailed. When he is released, he finds employment as a gardener and becomes a father-figure to his employer's son Anwar and to Anwar's fiancée Zeenat (Noor Jehan). This allows him to prevent Anwar from perpetuating precisely the same crime for which he had been jailed as history repeats itself because, so the film alleges, men are constantly threatened by women and only paternal wisdom can save them from the untoward desires of women. Future famous film directors Ramesh Saigal and S. K. Ojha assisted in this film. source: Ashish Rajadhyaksha & Paul Willemen Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema , New Revised Edition 1999.



The music was composed by Ghulam Haider[1][2][4] and the lyrics by M. D. Taseer, Nazim Panipati and D. N. Madhok. The playback singers include Noor Jehan, Shamshad Begum, Ghulam Haider and Nasim Akhtar. This film was a landmark movie for Ghulam Haider and Noor Jehan as well as the film director Shaukat Hussain Rizvi. All 3 ended up becoming well-sought-after persons, when this film became a mega-hit musical movie.[5][6]

1. "Mere Liye Jahan Mein Chaen Hai Naa Qaraar Hai" - Noor Jehan

2. "Too Kaunsi Badli Mein Mere Chand Hai Aaja" - Noor Jehan

3. "Khelenge Hum Aankh Macholi" - Noor Jehan

4. "Mere Baagh Ka Mali Phir Aagaya" - Shamshad Begum

5. "Maar Gayi Re Hamein Teri Nazaria" - Noor Jehan

6. "Udja Udja Panchhi Udja" - Noor Jehan & Ghulam Haider

7. "Chalo Paniya Bharan Ko Chalein" – Shamshad Begum & Nasim Akhtar

8. "Mere Mann Ka Panchhi Kyun Bole" – Noor Jehan

9. "Meri Ammi Ka Raj Bhala" - Shamshad Begum


  1. ^ a b "Ghulam Haider". Retrieved 31 March 2012., Retrieved 26 Dec 2015
  2. ^ a b "Khandan (1942 film)". Retrieved 31 March 2012., Retrieved 26 Dec 2015
  3. ^, Retrieved 26 Dec 2015
  4. ^ "Ghulam Haider". Retrieved 31 March 2012., Retrieved 26 Dec 2015
  5. ^, Biography of Ghulam Haider (composer) on website, Retrieved 26 Dec 2015
  6. ^, Khandan (1942 film) on website, Retrieved 26 Dec 2015

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