Khilona (1970 film)

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Khilona 1970 film poster.JPG
Theatrical release poster
Directed byChander Vohra
Produced byL.V. Prasad
Written byAghajani Kashmeri (dialogues)
Anand Bakshi (lyrics)
Screenplay byGulshan Nanda
Story byGulshan Nanda
Based onPunarjanma (1963)
StarringSanjeev Kumar
Shatrughan Sinha
Music byLaxmikant-Pyarelal
CinematographyDwarka Divecha
Edited byShivaji Awdhut
Release date
  • 8 April 1970 (1970-04-08)
Running time
160 minutes
Box office3,50,00,000[1]

Khilona (English: Toy; Hindi: खिलौना) is a 1970 Bollywood drama film, produced by L.V. Prasad under the Prasad Productions Pvt. Ltd. banner and directed by Chander Vohra. It stars Sanjeev Kumar, Mumtaz, Jeetendra in lead roles and music composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The film is recorded as a "Super Hit" at Box Office India.[1] The film was a remake of the Telugu movie Punarjanma (1963) and it was simultaneously made in Tamil movie Engirundho Vandhaal, with Sivaji Ganesan and Jayalalithaa,[2] and later on in Malayalam as Amrithavaahini.[3]

The film received six nominations at the 18th Filmfare Awards in 1971, of which it won the Filmfare Best Movie Award and Filmfare Best Actress Award for Mumtaz. Other nominations were for Best Actor (Sanjeev Kumar), Best Comic (Jagdeep), Best Story (Gulshan Nanda) and Best Male Playback Singer (Mohd. Rafi).[4]


Vijaykamal (Sanjeev Kumar) is a son of rich Thakur Suraj Singh, but has lost his mind. He sees his lover Sapna marry his neighbor Bihari (Shatrughan Sinha) and then she commit suicide on the night of the Diwali party hosted by Bihari. This incident puts Vijay in shock. Thakur believes that if Vijay gets married, his mental health would improve. He hence approaches a tawaif, Chand (Mumtaz) to pretend to be Vijay's wife and thus help him get better. But Chand receives cold treatment from Vijay's mother and his elder brother Kishore. Once, in a fit of madness, Vijay sexually assaults Chand. But later, Chand becomes very friendly with Vijay and that starts improving his condition.

Bihari who wishes to have Chand for himself also tries to persuade Vijay's young sister Radha. He promises Radha to make her an actress in Bollywood and asks her to elope with him with the family's money and gold. But Chand does not let Bihari's plan work. Vijay's younger brother Mohan (Jeetendra) also falls in love with noble Chand and is heartbroken when he finds out that she is pregnant (owing to the assault) and is carrying Vijay's child. Dejected, he leaves home without notice.

In a fight between Vijay and Bihari, Bihari falls off the terrace and this shocks Vijay, curing him of his mental ailment. But then Vijay is unable to recall Chand. She is then humiliated by the family and is thrown out of the house. Mohan steps in and accuses everyone of treating her like a toy and only using her when needed. He reveals how she saved Radha from Bihari's evil pursuits. It is also revealed that Chand was actually born in a noble family and was only raised as a tawaif as she was found alone after a train accident. The family thus accepts Chand and all ends well.



All the songs[5] were composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Sanam Tu Bewafa Ke Naam Se" Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Khush Rahe Tu Sada" Mohammed Rafi
3 "Khilona Jaankar Tum To" Mohammed Rafi
4 "Main Sharaabi Nahi" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
5 "Roz Roz Rosy" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
5 "Yeh Naatak Kavi Likh Gaye Kalidas" Manna Dey


The film won two Filmfare Awards out of the six nominations it received.

Other four nominations that it received were;


  1. ^ a b "Box office 1970". Retrieved 23 February 2012.
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  4. ^ "Filmfare Awards" (PDF). Retrieved 23 February 2012.
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