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Balika Badhu (1976 film)

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Director  Tarun Majumdar
Country  India
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language  Hindi
Sachin smiling with Rajni Sharma in the movie poster of Balika Badhu (1976 film)

Release date  1977 (1977)
Writer  Bimal Kar (story), Shabd Kumar (dialogue), Tarun Majumdar (screenplay)
Music director  Rahul Dev Burman, Anand Bakshi
Songs  Aao Re Aao Khelo Holi Brij Mein
Cast  Sachin (Amal), Rajni Sharma (Rajni), Asrani (Sharat), A.K. Hangal (Master ji), Prema Narayan (Radhiya), Urmila Bhatt (Amal's mom)

Balika Badhu (Hindi: बालिका बधू; translation: The Young Wife) is a 1976 Hindi film produced by Shakti Samanta and directed by Tarun Majumdar. The film is based on the Bengali novel by the same name by Bimal Kar, about a young girl who is married before she is old enough to understand what marriage is all about, against the backdrop of Indian freedom struggle. Gradually she and her school-going husband grow as a couple and begin to love one another. The film was previously made into a Bengali film, Balika Badhu (1967), starring Moushumi Chatterjee, by Tarun Majumdar himself.

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This romantic comedy drama stars Sachin with Rajni Sharma, Asrani, A. K. Hangal, Asit Sen, Paintal and Om Shivpuri. The music is by R. D. Burman and lyrics by Anand Bakshi, who penned several hits in the film including "Bade Achchhe Lagte Hain...", which was singer Amit Kumar's first hit, and featured on the Binaca Geetmala annual list 1977 at # 26. It was the second film of Mrityunjay Sil.

Sachin smiling with Rajni Sharma while looking afar in a scene from Balika Badhu (1976 film)

Cast

Sachin wearing white long sleeves while Rajni Sharma wearing a crown and red dress in a scene from Balika Badhu (1976 film)

  • Sachin as Amal
  • Mrityunjay Sil as Rahul
  • Rajni Sharma as Rajni
  • Asrani as Sharat
  • A. K. Hangal as Masterji
  • Prema Narayan as Radhiya
  • Om Shivpuri as Amal's father
  • Urmila Bhatt as Amal's mother
  • Kajri as Chandra, Amal's sister
  • Paintal as Shambhu
  • Asit Sen as Udasu
  • Preeti Ganguli as Nandini
  • S. N. Banerjee as Pandit
  • Birbal as Imported bangle seller
  • Polson as School teacher
  • Ashok Kumar as Aged Amal's voice
  • Amitabh Bachchan as Adult Amal's voice
  • Zeenat Aman as Adult Rajni's voice
  • Leela Mishra as grannie
  • Crew

    Rajni Sharma smiling while wearing a gold headdress and red dress

  • Director - Tarun Majumdar
  • Story - Bimal Kar
  • Screenplay - Tarun Majumdar
  • Dialogue - Shabd Kumar
  • Producer - Shakti Samanta
  • Editor - Bijoy Chowdhary
  • Cinematographer - Nandu Bhattacharya
  • Music

  • Song "Bade Achhe Lagte Hain" was Amit Kumar's first hit song and listed at #26 on the Binaca Geetmala annual list 1977.
  • All lyrics written by Anand Bakshi; all music composed by Rahul Dev Burman.

    References

    Balika Badhu (1976 film) Wikipedia
    Balika Badhu (1976 film) IMDb Balika Badhu (1976 film) themoviedb.org