Kora Kagaz

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For the television show of same name, see Kora Kagaz (TV series).
Kora Kagaz
Film poster
Directed by Anil Ganguly
Produced by Sanat Kothari
Written by M.G. Hashmat (dialogue)
Screenplay by Surendra Sailaj
Story by Saat Paake Bandha
by Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay
Starring Vijay Anand
Jaya Bachchan
Music by Kalyanji-Anandji
Cinematography Bipin Gajjar
Mehboob Studios
Satraj Studios
Rajkamal Studios
Ranjit Studios
Shree Sound Studio
Distributed by Shreeji Films
Eros Entertainment
Release date
May 10, 1974
Country India
Language Hindi

Kora Kagaz (Hindi: कोरा कागज़; translation: Blank Paper) is a 1974 Hindi drama film produced by Sanath Kothari and directed by Anil Ganguly. The film stars Vijay Anand, Jaya Bhaduri, A.K. Hangal, Achala Sachdev and Deven Verma. The films music is by Kalyanji Anandji. The famous title song "Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz" was by Kishore Kumar.

At the 22nd National Film Awards, it won the award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, while Lata Mangeshkar won the award for Best Female Playback Singer.

The film is a remake of 1963 Bengali film Saat Pake Bandha directed by Ajoy Kar, and starring Suchitra Sen [1]which itself was based on the story Saat Paake Bandha by Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay [2]


Professor Sukesh Dutt (Vijay Anand) and Archana Gupta (Jaya Bhaduri) meet each other in a chance encounter while traveling by BEST bus service in Mumbai. Their meeting again results in formal introduction to each other. Both get attracted to each other and get married. Archana's mother does not like Sukesh due to his modest income. She makes up stories about their affluence, which offends Sukesh. This results in acrimony between Archana and Sukesh, and they decide to separate. Archana goes to live with her parents, while Sukesh relocates. Archana's family asks her to forget Sukesh, and remarry, which Archana finds difficult since she still has feelings for Sukesh.




Song Title Singers Length
"Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz" Kishore Kumar 3:35
"Mera Padhne Mein Nahin Lage Dil" Lata Mangeshkar 3:01
"Roothe Roothe Piya" Lata Mangeshkar 3:22

Awards and nominations[edit]

National Film Award[edit]

Filmfare Awards[edit]



  • Best Film
  • Best Director - Anil Ganguly
  • Best Story - Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay
  • Best Lyricist - M.G.Hashmat for the song "Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz"
  • Best Male Playback Singer - Kishore Kumar for the song "Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz"[5]

BFJA Awards[edit]

  • Lata Mangeshkar - Best Female Playback Singer in Hindi film section
  • Kishore Kumar - Best Male Playback Singer in Hindi film section
  • Kalyanji Anandji - Best Music Directors in Hindi film section
  • M.G.Hashmat - Best Lyricist in Hindi film section[6]


  1. ^ http://noisebreak.com/10-old-gold-bengali-movies-inspired-bollywood-remake-part/
  2. ^ Gulazar; Nihalani, Govind; Chatterjee, Saibal (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 431. ISBN 978-81-7991-066-5. 
  3. ^ a b "22nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  4. ^ DownMelodyLane..::..National Awards - Year 1971-1980
  5. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953
  6. ^ 69th & 70th Annual Hero Honda BFJA Awards 2007 Archived 1 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine.

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