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Annadata (1972 film)

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Director  Asit Sen
Music director  Salil Chowdhury
Country  India
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Family
Screenplay  Anil Ahuja
Language  Hindi
Annadata (1972 film) movie poster
Release date  1972 (1972)
Writer  Anil Ahuja (dialogue director), Shyam (story)
Featured songs  Raaton Ke Saaye Ghane Jab Bojh Dil Par Bane
Cast  Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan (Aarti), Anil Dhawan (Arun), Om Prakash (Amba Prasad Annadata), Asit Sen (Motu Bhandari), Kanhaiyalal (Landlord)
Similar movies  Related Asit Sen movies

Annadata is a 1972 Bollywood drama film directed by Asit Sen. The film stars Jaya Bachchan and Anil Dhawan and Om Prakash.


Annadata (1972 film) movie scenes



Amba Prasad, a rich man is supposed to have died in a car crash and all 'relatives' gather to find out how much they can inherit. A poor girl he literally brought up like a daughter claims to be carrying his baby under pressure from her greedy parents. However, it turns out that Amba Prasad is very much alive. His lawyer makes him see the harsh reality that none of his so-called relatives were there to pay respect to him but to get his money. Disheartened he leaves his house with his faithful dog.

He ends up in a little village and meets an artist (Anil Dhawan) who paints a portrait of Amba Prasad sleeping under a tree guarded by his dog. He assumes that Amba Prasad is a poor man and pays him. Later Amba Prasad faints as he is exhausted. The dog brings Aarti to help his master. Soon Amba Prasad becomes a part of Aartis family, the only other member of it being Aartis little brother who is disabled. Aarti makes medicines and gives it to the villagers and refuses to take money for her services. Her only income is from typing and stitching clothes for people. Arun and Aarti love each other. However, Arun realizes that he is just a poor artist and can never support Aarti and her brother and help her pay her debt when he can barely manage to look after himself and his mother. Hence, he tries to find a rich husband for Aarti. Aarti refuses to even consider this.

End of the movie they realize how rich Amba Prasad is. However neither Aarti nor Arun are interested in his wealth. Seeing their love Amba Prasad decided to stay with them till the end of his life.


  • Jaya Bhaduri ... Aarti
  • Anil Dhawan ... Arun
  • Om Prakash ... Amba Prasad 'Annadata'
  • Krishnakant ... Pestonji Vasiyatwala
  • Dulari ... Arun's Mother
  • Shamim
  • Asit Sen ... Motu Bhandari
  • Brahm Bhardwaj ... Man who bought Arun's painting
  • Bobby ... Kundan
  • Gopi Krishna ... Dancer 'O Meri Pran Sajni' (as Gopi Kishen)
  • Madhumati ... Champavathi
  • Tarun Bose ....Ratna's Father
  • Praveen Paul ... Ratna's Mother (as Praveen Pal)
  • Kanhaiyalal ... Landlord (as Kanahiyalal)
  • Leela Mishra ... Chachi (as Leela Misra)
  • Baby Guddi ... Young Ratna
  • Sound track

    01. Nain Hamaare Saanjh Sakaare, Dekhane Laakhon Sapane" Singer- 'Mukesh' Music Director- Salil Chowdhury Lyricist- Yogesh Actors- 'Anil Dhawan, Jaya Bhaduri, Om Prakash'

    02. Raaton Ke Saaye Ghane Jab Bojh Dil Par Bane" 'Lata Mangeshkar' Salil Chowdhury Yogesh 'Anil Dhawan, Jaya Bhaduri, Om Prakash'

    03. Guzar Jaaye Din Din Din" 'Kishore Kumar' Salil Chowdhury Yogesh 'Jaya Bhaduri, Anil Dhawan'

    04. Nis Din Nis Din Mera Julmi Sajan Aisi Batiya Banye Na" 'Lata Mangeshkar' Salil Chowdhury Yogesh

    05. O Meri Pran Sajni Champavati Aaja" 'Kishore Kumar' Salil Chowdhury Yogesh

    06. "Yaha Ab Kya Rehna, Kisi Se Kya Kehna" 'Manna Dey, Sabita Chowdhury' Salil Chowdhury Yogesh


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