Solva Saal

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Solva Saal
Directed byRaj Khosla
Produced byChandrakant C Desai
Written byOmkar Dogra
Raj Khosla
Bhappi Sonie
StarringDev Anand
Waheeda Rehman
Tun Tun
Music byS. D. Burman assistant music director: R.D. Burman
Release date

Solva Saal (English: Sixteenth Year) is a 1958 Hindi movie. Produced by Chandrakant C. Desai, the film is directed by Raj Khosla. The film stars Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. The film's music is by Sachin Dev Burman and the lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

This film also contains the song "Hai Apna Dil To Awaara" picturized on Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman in the train, sung by Hemant Kumar, with mouth organ by Rahul Dev Burman.

Director Raj Khosla makes a cameo appearance in the movie.


Laaj (Waheeda Rehman) whose father has arranged for her to get married to a friend's son, takes a family heirloom; pearl necklaces and elopes with her beau Shyam to Bombay. On the train, a crafty journalist named Pran (Dev Anand) overhears the lovers' plans and follows them in search of a story. Then Shyam gets off the train and runs off with the necklace.

In pursuit of Shyam and to recover the necklace, it's Pran to the rescue. What follows is a song-filled caper of intrigue, adventure and romance, all set in one eventful night. Laaj is helped by Pran, first on the railway track, then when Laaj is depressed, she tries to commit suicide by jumping into the sea. a brief interlude with the taxi drivers, who put themselves on the track of Shyam, and with twists and turns the necklace is retrieved, and Laaj reaches home in time before her father wakes up and notices her absence. Young Laaj is wiser by the events of the night and realises that her Beau was only interested in her wealth. She agrees to go with her Father to send him off at the airport and also to meet up there with her Father's friend and his son, to whom her father would like her to get married.

A rather subdued Laaj is waiting at the airport with her Father, when he notices his friend and his son coming up to meet them, and he tells Laaj "there is the boy I want you to marry, I like him a lot, but I want you to see him and decide". Laaj looks up towards the person her father pointed out, and suddenly she breaks out into a smile. Life is worth living after all.


All the songs[1] were composed by Sachin Dev Burman and lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

# Title Singer(s) Duration
1 "Hai Apna Dil To Aawara" Hemant Kumar Mouth Organ: R.D. Burman 04:25
2 "Dekho Mohe Laga Solva Saal" Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Sudha Malhotra 06:28
3 "Ye Bhi Koi Ruthne" Asha Bhosle 05:33
4 "Yehi To Hai Wo Dekhiye Yehi To Hai" Mohammed Rafi 03:58
5 "Nazar Ki Katari Ye Kaisi" Asha Bhosle 04:38
6 "Hai Apna Dil To Aawara (Sad)" Hemant Kumar 04:00


  1. ^ "Solva Saal (1958): Songs and Lyrics". Retrieved March 4, 2016.

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