Majhli Didi

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Majhli Didi
Majhli Didi (1967).jpg
Directed byHrishikesh Mukherjee
Screenplay byNabendu Ghosh
Based onNovel: Mejh Didi
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
StarringMeena Kumari
Dharmendra
Music byHemanta Mukherjee
Lyrics: Gopaldas Neeraj
CinematographyJaywant Pathare
Release date
1967
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Majhli Didi is a 1967 Bollywood film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, based on the Bengali language story, Mejdidi (Middle Sister) by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, which was earlier filmed in Bengali in 1950 as Mejdidi. Majhli Didi stars Meena Kumari and Dharmendra.[1]

Though the film didn't perform well at the Indian box office,[2] it remains one of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's highly rated films.[3] At the 16th Filmfare Awards, it won Best Screenplay Awards for Nabendu Ghosh[4] and Best Art Direction, B&W for Ajit Banerjee.[5] It was India's entry to the 41st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.[6]

Plot[edit]

Bipinchandra (Dharmendra) breaks family tradition by marrying a city girl, Hemangini (Meena Kumari), much to the chagrin of his sister-in-law, Kadambini (Lalita Pawar), and her husband, Navinchandra (Bipin Gupta). Things are delicate even after both women give birth to two children each. Then Hemangini testifies against Navinchandra in Court, leading to the division of the property. Things get worse by the arrival of Kadambini's orphaned school-going step-brother, Kishan (Sachin), who is beaten and abused not only by Kadambini and Navinchandra, but also by their overweight son. When Hemangini objects to Kishan's ill-treatment, Bipin takes the side of the rest of the family, and may probably force her to abandon Kishan to his fate or divorce her.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

  1. "Ma Hi Ganga Ma Hi Jamuna Ma Hi Teerth Dhaam" - Lata Mangeshkar
  2. "Ma Hi Ganga Ma Hi Jamuna Ma Hi Teerth Dhaam v2" - Lata Mangeshkar, Kamal Barot
  3. "Ma Hi Ganga Ma Hi Jamuna Ma Hi Teerth Dhaam v3" - Lata Mangeshkar
  4. "Main Laal Laal Guchkoon" - Lata Mangeshkar, Kamal Barot and Neelima Chatterjee
  5. "Nadiyon Ki Bhari Bhari God Jahaan" - Hemant Kumar
  6. "Umariya Bin Khewat Ki Naiya" - Hemant Kumar

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Majhli Didi Archived 9 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine at Upperstall.com
  2. ^ "Meena Kumar: The Queen of Sorrow". Rediff.com.
  3. ^ "Remembering The Master". The Times of India. 11 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Best Screenplay Award". Filmfare Award Official Listings, Indiatimes. Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  5. ^ Filmfare Award: Awards for 1969 IMDB
  6. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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