Release date26 October 1951 (1951-10-26) SongsSaiyan Dil Mein Aana Re CastVyjayanthimala (Lata), Pran, Om Prakash, Pandari Bai
Bahar vyjayanthimala karan dewan pran om prakash
Bahar (Hindi: बहार; English: The spring season or happiness) is a 1951 Hindi Black-and-white social guidance film written and directed by M. V. Raman. It was a remake of the 1949 South Indian blockbuster film Vazhkai. The film starred by Vyjayanthimala in her Bollywood debut, Karan Dewan, Pandari Bai in the lead with Pran, Om Prakash, Leela Mishra, Sunder, Tabassum, Indira Acharya and Chaman Puri forms an ensemble cast. The film was produced by A. V. Meiyappan with his production company, AVM. The music was composed by S. D. Burman with lyrics provided by Rajendra Krishan, while the editing was done by K. Shankarand and M. V. Raman and the camera was handled by T. Muthuswamy. The story revolves around Lata, Vasant and Malti.
The story revolves around Lata who lives a wealthy lifestyle with her parents and they would like her to get married to wealthy Shekhar she initially approves it. Shortly thereafter she meets with Vasant Kumar and both fall in love with each other and get married. Heart broken and angry Shekhar starts to investigate Vasant's background. Finds out that Vasant's real name is Ashok, an editor for a magazine. What happens in Ashok or Vasant Kumar life?
Vyjayanthimala as Lata
Karan Dewan as Ashok / Vasant Kumar
Pandari Bai as Malti
Pran as Shekhar
Om Prakash as Choudhry Goverdhanlal Patwardhanlal
Leela Mishra as Malti's mother
Sunder as Lattu
Tabassum as Shashi
H. Shantaram as the Art director
K. A. Rehman as the Costume designer
E. I. Jeeva as the Audiographer
Hiralal and K. N. Dandayuthapani as the Choreographers
K. Kumar and R. N. Nagaraja Rao as the Still photographer
P. N. Nambiar, Panchapagesan, T. Ramaswamy and Sudhir Kumar Dey as the Colour Consultants
R. Rangaswamy as the Line producer
S. P. Chellappa and T. K. Srinivasan as the Production controllers
K. N. Kini as the make-up person
S. L Narayan as the Assistant director
P. L. Valliappan and V. R. Ratan as the Assistant cinematographers
M. Alagappan as the Assistant art director
C. D. Viswanathan, M. K. Balu and S. P. Ramanathan as the Assistant audiographers
Somu as the Assistant make-up person
After his film Vazhkai was a runaway success at box office where it completed 25 weeks of its theatrical run, A. V. Meiyappan plan to remade the film in Hindi with his company AVM Productions. For the lead female role, actress Vyjayanthimala was roped in, Vyjayanthimala who has done the same role previously in the Tamil and Telugu version about to make her Bollywood debut through this film. She was also learned Hindi at the Hindi Prachar Sabha to dub her own voice for her character. For second female lead, popular South Indian actress Pandari Bai was approached, though earlier she was considered to enact the same role in the Tamil version but only to be rejected by A. V. Meiyappan because of her Kannada-tinged Tamil accent who replace her with actress M. S. Draupadi in that role. Pandari Bai was credited as Padmini through this film as her name is too old fashioned for Bollywood.
The film's soundtrack was composed by S. D. Burman while the lyrics was penned by Rajendra Krishan. Almost all the songs was a chartbusters and the album proved to be successful for music director S. D. Burman who previously taste success through Shabnam. Bahar also one of the rare soundtrack where Burman uses Shamshad Begum as his main singer. Her voice for the song "Saiyan Dil Mein Aana Re" becomes a hit. The album also features Kishore Kumar's early hit song, "Qasoor Aapka" who later becomes as one of the leading male playback singer in Bollywood.
At the end of its theatrical run, the film grossed around ₹12,500,000 with nett gross of ₹7,000,000 while becomes the sixth highest grossing film of 1951 with verdict hit at box office.