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Directed byRamesh Saigal
Produced byRamesh Saigal
Written byWajahad Mirza
StarringDilip Kumar
Nalini Jaywant
Music byShankar Jaikishan
CinematographyK H Kapadia
Krishan Saigal
Edited byPratap Dave
Release date
18 September 1953

Shikast (lit. Defeat) is a 1953 Hindi film produced and directed by Ramesh Saigal. The film stars Dilip Kumar, Nalini Jaywant, Durga Khote, Om Prakash and K. N. Singh. The film's music is by Shankar Jaikishan. Wajahat Mirza wrote the story and dialogues for this film. The movie is loosely based on the Bengali movie Palli Samaj.


After a seven year absence, Dr. Ram Singh returns to his village intending to sell his land and go back to the city. He finds that the peasants are being mistreated by the local landlord and the landlord's sister, Sushma. The doctor and Sushma were once in love, but in his absence she has become an embittered widow. Unwilling to see the peasants suffer further, Ram decides not to sell and opens a school and a hospital instead. When the plague breaks out, the doctor saves Sushma's son and the flames of love are rekindled. However, social mores prevent any opening of hearts and (unable to express her feelings in any other way) Sushma resorts to further acts of cruelty in order to prevent Ram from leaving. Meanwhile, her brother stirs up hostility against the pair by spreading malicious rumours which excite the superstitious villagers, leading to a trial and a watery climax.


List of actors and roles:[1]

  • Dilip Kumar … Ram Sigh
  • Nalini Jaywant … Sushma
  • Durga Khote
  • K.N. Singh … Madho
  • Shyamlal (as Sham Lal)
  • Hemavati
  • Baby Laxmi … Sundariya
  • Om Prakash … Dheeru


# Title Singer(s)
1 "Jab Jab Phool Khile" Talat Mahmood, Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Toofan Mein Giri Hain Meri Taqdeer" Talat Mahmood
3 "Sapnon Ki Suhani Duniya Ko" Talat Mahmood
4 "Badle Rang Jahan Ke" Lata Mangeshkar
5 "Hum To Hain Khel Khilone" Hemant Kumar
6 "Kare Badra Tu Na Ja" Lata Mangeshkar
7 "Chamke Bijuria" Asha Bhosle
8 "Nai Zindagi Se Pyar Kar Ke Dekh" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
9 "Raat Jaag Ke Nikaloon" Lata Mangeshkar
10 "Nai Zindagi Se Pyar Karke (Part II)" Lata Mangeshkar


  1. ^ "Shikast (1953) Cast". Cinestaan. Retrieved 14 September 2018.

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