Tarana (1951 film)

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Directed byRam Daryani
Produced byK. S. Daryani
Written byD. N. Madhok
Screenplay byK. S. Daryani
Story byDwarka Khosla
StarringDilip Kumar
Music byAnil Biswas
CinematographyKumar Jayant
Edited byM. D. Malekar
Krishin Movietone
Distributed byKrishin Movietone
Release date
  • 15 August 1951 (1951-08-15)

Tarana is a 1951 Hindi movie produced and written by K S Daryani and directed by Ram Daryani. The film stars Dilip Kumar and Madhubala for the first time together,[1] along with Shyama and Jeevan. Anil Biswas wrote the music for the film and one of the popular numbers was the duet "Seene Mein Sulagte Hain Arman", sung by Talat Mehmood and Lata Mangeshkar for Dilip Kumar and Madhubala.[2]


After a plane crash, Dr. Motilal (Dilip Kumar), is left stranded in a small village, where he is given shelter by a blind old man called Surdas and his playful, young daughter Tarana (Madhubala). During the course of their stay, the Motilal falls for the charms of the innocent Tarana. Moti even helps Surdas regain his eyesight by means of an operation.

Meanwhile, Moti's father has promised him in marriage to Sheela, an affluent rich girl from the city without Moti's knowledge. A rich villager, Totaram wants to marry Tarana and is unhappy about Tarana's relationship with Motilal. When they go out for sightseeing, Totaram spreads false rumours about Tarana that she has defiled herself going out with the 'pardesi' (foreigner) Motilal.

While out sightseeing, Moti falls ill and collapses to the ground, much to Tarana's horror! A heavy thunderstorm ensues as well! Tarana helps Moti, and they take refuge from the heavy rain in a small village barn. Totaram gathers the villagers, and they head to the barn along with Tarana's father Surdas. When Surdas opens the door, he finds Moti and Tarana inside, and presumes that Tarana has indeed defiled her character! Moti is beaten up by the villagers and chased away.

Totaram further maligns Tarana's reputation by claiming that she is pregnant, and bribes the village nurse Kaneshi to testify to this fact. He even requests Surdas to marry her off to him, and that he'd take the "blame". Surdas really believes that his daughter is characterless and that she has betrayed him. In rage, he burns the entire house with Tarana inside. A guilty Totaram admits that Tarana is innocent and that he spread ill rumours about her and Moti. A heartbroken Surdas realises his mistake and tries to rescue Tarana from the fire, but is killed. Moti comes back in search of his beloved Tarana, only to find her house burning down to ashes!

Thinking that she his dead, Moti returns to the city in despair. It is then that Sheela, the girl his father engaged him to, comes to his aid and helps him return to a normal life. He becomes a very successful doctor and tries to accept Sheela, but is unable to. However, his sweet memories with Tarana keep plaguing him day after day.

He still believes in heart that Tarana is alive. He feels her presence somewhere around him. But he still agrees to his father's wish of marrying Sheela, though his heart is not at peace.

On the day of his wedding with Sheela, Moti runs away from the wedding and goes back to the old barn where he last saw Tarana. He is overjoyed to find her alive! Tarana thinks that he is already married and refuses to talk to him. But on learning the truth that he isn't married, she is elated!

Moti and Tarana are happily united, thus proving that true love always wins.



Track # Song Singer(s) Lyricist
1 "Nain Miley, Nain Huwe Bawre" Lata Mangeshkar, Talat Mehmood Prem Dhawan
2 "Bol Papihe Bol" Lata Mangeshkar, Sandhya Mukherjee Prem Dhawan
3 "Mohse Rooth Gayo Mora Savariya" Lata Mangeshkar D. N. Madhok
4 "Yun Chhup Chhup Ke Mera Aana" Lata Mangeshkar D. N. Madhok
5 "Beimaan Tohre Nainwa" Lata Mangeshkar D. N. Madhok
6 "Seene Mein Sulagte Hain Armaan" Lata Mangeshkar, Talat Mehmood Prem Dhawan
7 "Wapas Le Le Yeh Jawani" Lata Mangeshkar
8 "Ek Main Hoon Ek Meri" Talat Mehmood
9 "Woh Din Kahan Gaye Bata" Lata Mangeshkar D. N. Madhok


  1. ^ Tilak Rishi (2012). Bless You Bollywood!: A Tribute to Hindi Cinema on Completing 100 Years. Trafford Publishing. pp. 101–. ISBN 978-1-4669-3963-9. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  2. ^ Ganesh Anantharaman (January 2008). Bollywood Melodies: A History of the Hindi Film Song. Penguin Books India. pp. 29–. ISBN 978-0-14-306340-7. Retrieved 28 August 2015.

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