Opera House (1961 film)

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Opera House
Opera House (1961).jpg
Directed by P.L. Santoshi
Produced by A.A. Nadiadwala
Starring Ajit
B. Saroja Devi
K.N. Singh
Lalita Pawar
Music by Chitragupta
Edited by Dharamvir
Release date
Country India
Language Hindi

Opera House is a 1961 Hindi-language mystery film produced by A.A. Nadiadwala and directed by P.L. Santoshi. The film stars Ajit, B. Saroja Devi, K.N. Singh and Lalita Pawar among others.


Saroj (B. Saroja Devi) lives a poor lifestyle in Nagpur along with her widowed mother, Leela Sharma (Lalita Pawar) and a younger sister, Nanhi. She gets employed as a singer/dancer in Bombay and relocates there. Once there, she meets with Ajit Rai (Ajit), and the couple fall in love. Circumstances compel her to re-locate to Nagpur and seek employment with another dance/drama company run by Chunilal. Ajit decides to follow her to Nagpur, and visits her mother and sister. It is from here he locates the dance/drama company and does meet Saroj — only to find out that she has changed her name to Mary D'Souza. Ajit will eventually discover that Saroj had witnessed the murder of Chunilal and the killer(s) are now out to silence her — and whoever else dares to come in their way...


Character Actor
Ajit Rai Ajit
Saroj Sharma/Mary D'Souza B. Saroja Devi
Daniel K.N. Singh
Leela Sharma Lalita Pawar
Lily Bela Bose
Peter Maruti Rao
Mrs. Ranjit Rai Mumtaz Begum


Music in the film has been given by Chitragupta and Lyricist is Majrooh Sultanpuri. The song "Dekho Mausam Kya Bahar Hai" is based on the Jim Reeves song "Bimbo".[1]

# Title Singer
1 Dekho Mausam Kya Bahar Hai Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar
2 Balma Maane Na, Bairi Chup Na Rahe Lata Mangeshkar


  1. ^ Arunachalam, Param (14 November 2015). "Bollywood Retrospect: 10 memorable songs by music composer Chitragupt Shrivastava". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 15 March 2018. 

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