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Bazaar (1949 film)

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Country  India
Director  K. Amarnath
Language  Hindi

Release date  1949 (1949)

Bazaar 1949

Bazaar is an Indian Hindi language family-drama film of year 1949. The film is directed by K. Amarnath and produced under the banner Madhukar Pictures. The story was written by K. Amarnath, while the dialogue and lyrics were by Qamar Jalalabadi with music by Shyam Sunder.



An impecunious poet, Parwana, runs away from home in company with his pal Jagu to join a theatrical company. On the way they come across a gypsy camp and Jagu succeeds in picking up Koel, a gypsy dancer, as his sweetheart. Parwana and Jagu soon cross swords with Khanna of Khanna Theatres whose main attraction is Bijli, a beautiful and temperamental dancer. Bijli is attracted by Parwana's poetry and physique and we soon see Parwana. Jagu and Koel working in Khanna Theatres.

Parwana and Bijli begin to love each other and Khanna doesn't like the look of things being himself in love with Bijli. Things soon reach a show-down stage and Bijli walks out of Khanna Theatres arm-in-arm with Parwana and his stooges. The new team tries to start its own theatre business but the love-stricken Khanna becomes vindictive and with his influence and money hounds them out from place to place till Parwana and Bijli are ruined and heartbroken. In a desperate attempt to save Paiwana's poetic soul, Bijli, sacrificing her love for him, compromises matters with Khanna who helps to put Parwana on the stage once again. But, Parwana needs more than mere success to feel happy and very soon he returns heartbroken to his parental home, a sadder but wiser man.

Now Parwana dedicates himself to national service and we soon come to the climax in which Khanna realizing the intensity of Bijli's love for Parwana gracefully gives her up and all rush to a public meeting for their individual professions and confessions. Evidently any place seems to be good enough for the Punjabis to vomit their love and a large crowd does not deter Bijli from vomiting her love for Parwana on a public platform. It ends well.


  • Shyam
  • Nigar Sultana
  • Yakub
  • Gope
  • Cuckoo
  • Badri Prasad
  • Amir Banu
  • Misra
  • Music

    The music of the film was composed by Shyam Sunder and the songs were sung by Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar.

  • Ye Hai Duniya Ka Bazaar
  • Shaheedo Tumko Mera Salaam
  • Challa De Ja Nishanee
  • O Jaanewale Chaand Zara Muskurake
  • Pee Aayen Aa Kar Chal Bhi Diye
  • Saajan Ki Galiyan
  • Aye Mohobbat Unse Milne
  • References

    Bazaar (1949 film) Wikipedia
    Bazaar (1949 film) IMDb