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Directed bySamir Ganguly
Produced bySubodh Mukherjee
Written byGulshan Nanda (story)
StarringShashi Kapoor
Nazir Hussain
Music byS. D. Burman
CinematographyN. V. Srinivas
Edited byV. K. Naik
Release date
Box officeRs. 2,60,00,000

Sharmeelee is a hit 1971 Hindi movie produced by Subodh Mukherjee and directed by Samir Ganguly. The film stars Shashi Kapoor, Raakhee, Narendra Nath, Nazir Hussain, Iftekhar, S N Banerjee, Anita Guha and Asit Sen. Raakhee played a double role in this film, and its success helped make her one of the decade's top leading ladies in Hindi films. The film also marked the debut of Ranjeet


While returning from the Army Base, Captain Ajit Kapoor stops over at a rest-house, where there is a party on, and he meets a charming, vivacious young lady. When he reaches home, his guardian, Father Joseph, wants him to get married. When Joseph (Nazir Hussain) accompanies Ajit to see the girl, whose name is Kanchan, Ajit is thrilled to find out that it is the very same girl he met at the rest-house. Ajit indicates his approval, and the stage is set for them to get married. It is then that Ajit finds out that Kanchan is not the girl he had met, but her twin-sister. Kanchan is heart-broken at this, but wants her sister to be happy. Ajit is even more happy when he finally meets Kamini, who also recognizes him. She tries to put a spanner in the works by emotionally attacking Ajit.

Then Ajit's Army Colonel summons him for assistance in locating a female spy, who closely resembles Kanchan.



The soundtrack of Sharmeelee was an instant hit with the Indian audience, with songs composed by S. D. Burman, and sung by Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, and Asha Bhosle. The songs had featured on the Binaca Geetmala top 100 songs of 1971.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Megha Chhaye Aadhi Raat" Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Reshmi Ujala Hai Makhmali Andhera" Asha Bhosle
3 "Aaj Madhosh Hua Jaye Re" Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
4 "Kaise Kahen Ham" Kishore Kumar
5 "Khilte Hain Gul Yahan" (Male) Kishore Kumar
6 "O Meri Sharmilee" Kishore Kumar
7 "Khilte Hain Gul Yahan" (Female) Lata Mangeshkar

Box office[edit]

Sharmeelee was declared a hit by Box Office India. Sharmeelee had powerful and promising performances by the lead actors, Shashi Kapoor and Raakhee, and had received both critical as well as commercial success. It had netted approximately Rs. 2,60,00,000. "". Retrieved 27 February 2012.

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