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Sharafat 1970 film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Asit Sen
Produced by Madan Mohla
Screenplay by Nabendu Ghosh
Krishan Chander (dialogue)
Story by Mahesh Kaul
Starring Ashok Kumar
Hema Malini
Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Anand Bakshi (lyrics)
Cinematography Madan Sinha
Edited by Lachhmandass
Famous Cine Studios
Distributed by Seven Arts Films
Release date
Country India
Language Hindi

Sharafat is a 1970 Hindi film, directed by Asit Sen, starring Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Ashok Kumar, Sonia Sahni and Jagdeep. Hema Malini plays the role of a feisty courtesan Chanda in search of her father, in this satire about society's hypocritical moral standards.[1][2] The screenplay was written by Nabendu Ghosh, while the dialogues were by Hindi satirist Krishan Chander (author of such dark classics of Black Humor & Satire as Ek Gadhe Ki Aatmkatha (An Autobiography Of A Donkey).

The film with music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and lyrics by Anand Bakshi, was also noted for its mujra dance song, Sharafat Chhor Di sung by Lata Mangeshkar, which reached 9th position on the Binaca Geetmala annual list 1970



The film had music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and lyrics by Anand Bakshi. The mujra (Courtesan dance) number, Sharifon Ka Zamane Men, Aji Woh Haal Dekha, Ke Sharaafat Chodd Di Maine... (trans.: "When I saw the way the righteous conduct themselves in this world, I gave up righteousness...") was a block-buster hit[citation needed] across the country and catapulted the film's box-office earnings.[citation needed]

Serial No. Title Singer(s)
01. "Mera Raasta Rok Rahe Hain" Lata Mangeshkar
02. "Duniya Ne Sun Lee Hai Chup Ke" Lata Mangeshkar
03. "Jeevan Data Jagat Pita Tum" Lata Mangeshkar
04. "Sharifon Ka Zamane Men (Sharafat Chhod Di Maine)" Lata Mangeshkar
05. "Ek Din Aap Ko" Asha Bhosle
06. "Pehle Na Dekha Jaise Kisi Ne" Lata Mangeshkar


  1. ^ Bhaichand Patel (ed.) (2012). Bollywood's Top 20: Superstars of Indian Cinema. Penguin Books India. p. 165. ISBN 0670085723. 
  2. ^ Thought, 5 September 1970, p. 20.

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