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Directed by Raj Rishi
Produced by Devendra Goel
Written by Mukhram Sharma
Starring Geeta Bali
Rajendra Kumar
Music by Ravi
Ravi Shankar (lyrics)
Edited by R.V. Shrikhande
Distributed by Goel Cine Corporation
Release date
Country India
Language Hindi

Vachan (Hindi: वचन English: Word) is a 1955 Indian Bollywood film directed by Raj Rishi and produced by Devendra Goel. The film stars Geeta Bali, Rajendra Kumar and Balraj in lead roles. The film marked the debut of composer Ravi.[1] It was also Rajendra Kumar's first major film role.[2] It received two nominations at the annual Filmfare Awards.


Kamla (Geeta Bali) lives a poor lifestyle in a small town in Uttar Pradesh along with her widowed dad, Dinanath, who works as an accountant, and two younger brothers, Kumar and Kishore. Her father's biggest dream is to get Kamla married to her lover, a wealthy man named Prem (Balraj), and ensure that Kumar and Kishore get properly educated. As Dinanath's eyesight becomes very weak, the quality of his work deteriorates and he loses his job. However, his employer, Laxmidas (Madan Puri), promises to hire Dinanath's son Kumar once he completes his education. On the day of the results, Kumar tragically passes away in an accident. Devastated and desperate, Dinanath tries to commit suicide, but he is hospitalised. Later he recovers but loses his vision completely. Kamla's wedding is consequently cancelled, and Prem reluctantly gets married to a woman named Shyama. Kamla starts working and takes it upon herself to look after her dad and Kishore. Years pass by, Kishore (Rajendra Kumar) has grown up, graduates, gets a job and marries a young girl named Tara (Neelma), who happens ro be the niece of Kashiram, Prem's friend. The family settles down to a fairly harmonious relationship which is shattered when Kishore and Tara accuse Kamla of stealing household items; following this incident, Kamla and her dad leave the house, and Kamla soon gets a job as a nurse for a sick Shyama, while her husband Prem is absent, without knowing that she is actually her ex-lover's wife.



# Song Heading Singer(s)
2 Chandaamaamaa Dur Ke Asha Bhosle
3 Jab Liya Haath Me Haath Nibhaana Saath Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
4 Ek Paisa De De O Baabu Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
5 Koyi Jahan Mein Humaari Tarah Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
6 Iss Jahan Me Hame Aise Jina Pada Asha Bhosle
7 Wo Din Kaha Gaye Mere Asha Bhosle
8 Yuhee Chupake Chupake Bahane Bahane Asha Bhosle
9 Zara Sikh Lo Ankhiyo Sharmana Asha Bhosle


The film received two nominations at the 1956 Filmfare Awards. Geeta Bali received her first and only competitive Best Actress nomination at the Filmfare (she was a Best Supporting Actress nominee in 1956).[3] Nominations are listed below:


  1. ^ Ranade, Ashok Da. Hindi Film Song: Music Beyond Boundaries. Bibliophile South Asia. p. 294. ISBN 81-85002-64-9. 
  2. ^ Bir Kaur, Devinder (16 July 1999). "Melodrama was his forte". The Tribune. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  3. ^ Filmfare Nominees and Winners

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