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Directed by S. S. Vasan
Produced by S. S. Vasan
Written by Ramanand Sagar
Starring Dilip Kumar
Raaj Kumar
Saroja Devi
Music by C. Ramchandra
Cinematography P. Elappa
Release dates
Country India
Language Hindi

Paigham is a 1959 Hindi movie produced and directed by S. S. Vasan. The film stars Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Raaj Kumar, Saroja Devi, Motilal, and Johnny Walker. The film's music is by C. Ramachandra. This was the first time Dilip and Raaj Kumar appeared in a film together. (They later appeared together once again over three decades later for the 1991 film Saudagar).

The film later remade in Tamil as Irumbu Thirai by S. S. Vasan with Sivaji Ganesan in Dilip Kumar's role, while Vyjayanthimala and Saroja Devi reprise their roles respectively.


The movie traces the lives of the family of a widowed lady, her two sons and daughter.

Mrs. Lal, a widowed lady lives with her two sons, Ram and Ratan, her unmarried daughter, Sheela; Ram's wife, Parvati and her children. Ram works in a mill and Ratan is studying engineering in Calcutta. When Ratan returns, he is offered a job at the same mill, falls in love with a Typist named Manju, much to chagrin of Malti, the daughter of the mill-owner, Sewakram.

When Ratan finds out that Sewakram has been defrauding the mill employees, he decides to form a union, a move that is opposed by his brother Ram, who is devoted and loyal to Sewakram. Things go from bad to worse when the workers decide to go on strike on one hand, while Ram decides to thrown Ratan out of the house. Word gets around that Ratan is against Sewakram, and soon he gets blacklisted.

Sheela who was supposed to marry Kundan, the son of Sitaram, has her marriage canceled, and the family lose their prestige and credit in the community.

The question remains, will the workers continue to be at the mercy of Sewakram, and will the Lal family be re-united again and is answered during the latter half of the movie.[1]



All lyrics written by Pradeep, all music composed by C. Ramchandra.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Yehi Paigham Humara"   Manna Dey  
2. "Badla Sara Zamana"   Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi  
3. "Daulat Ne Paseene Ko"   Chitalkar  
4. "Hum Rang Rangilee"   Asha Bhosle, Suman Kalyanpur  
5. "Jawani Mein Akelepan Ki Ghadiyan"   Asha Bhosle , Mohammed Rafi  
6. "Kaise Diwali Manaen"   Mohammed Rafi  
7. "Main Kyon Na Nachoon"   Asha Bhosle  
8. "O Ameeron Ke Parmeshwar"   Asha Bhosle  
9. "Suno Suno Re Bhaiya"   Mohammed Rafi  


In December 2013, the title song of the film, (Insaan ka insaan se ho bhai chara) / Yehi Paigham Humara ("Let there be a brotherhood of humans / This is our message"), came into limelight, after it was sung by Arvind Kejriwal during his first speech as the Chief Minister of Delhi.[2] The crowd at the Ramlila Maidan joined him in singing the song.[3]

On February 14, 2015, Arvind Kejriwal sung this song (bhajan) again while taking his oath as Chief Minister of Delhi as he was voted into power a second time, with the crowd joining him in singing the song. [4]


Filmfare Best Dialogue Award for Ramanand Sagar


  1. ^ "Paigham - movie (1959)". IMDB. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Avijit Ghosh (2013-12-29). "Thanks to Kejriwal, Manna Dey song gets afterlife". The Times of India. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Arvind Kejriwal sings song of brotherhood, crowd joins". DNA. 2013-12-28. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  4. ^ "Arvind Kejriwal again sings Manna Dey song". The Times of India. 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 

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