Songs of Chanda Aur Bijli

Sanjeev Kumar and Padmini starred movie ‘Chanda Aur Bijli’ is a family drama movie which was directed by Atma Ram. The movie was released in 1969 under the banner of Guru Dutt Films Pvt. Ltd. Other starcast included Akashdeep, Jeevan, Mehmood Jr., Sachin and Ulhas who played significant roles in the movie. The music of the movie was given by famous duo Shankar-Jaikishan whereas the the lyrics of the songs were written by Neeraj. Lyricist Neeraj has won the Filmfare Award in Best Lyricist catagory in 1970. The songs were sang by Manna Dey etc. Hit songs of the movie are listed below:

1. Ram Krishna Hari

Movie starts with Bijli (Padmini) who lives a hard lifestyle. She is very beautiful and is a street dancer who is in a gang of petty thieves. Sachin who is a boy, is the heir to a heritage household but his parents pass away and therefore he is kept in an orphanage. But the condition of the orphanage is not so good as the children there, are ill-treated by the manager. Whenever he ill-treats the children, Sachin’s royal blood automatically singles him out to take cudgels for the rest of the children. One day he challanges the manager and as a result he is severely beaten and reprimanded.

In the meanwhile the servant woman, who has helped during the time of delivery of him and also stole his mother’s bangles and other proof of his royal lineage, is on the death bed. She calls the orphanage manager and shows him the proof of Chanda’s birth as the repent of her sins. But the wicked manager plays his game and decides to eliminate Chanda. Chanda runs away and joins a petty thieves gang by chance. But is unable to adjust himself.


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