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Director  Devendra Goel
Running time  2h 28m
Screenplay  Devendra Goel
Language  Hindi
7.6/10 IMDb

Initial release  1959
Music director  Ravi
Country  India
Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan movie poster
Cast  Meena Kumari (Ratna), Rajendra Kumar (Dr Anand), Honey Irani (Raju), Meenu Mumtaz (Nurse Maya Verma), Madan Puri (Dr Mehta)
Similar movies  Rajendra Kumar and Madan Puri appear in Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan and Vachan

Tim tim karte taare complete song lata prem dhawan ravi chirag kahan roshni kahan 1959

Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan (Hindi: चिराग कहाँ रोशनी कहाँ ; English: Where is the lamp, where is the light is a 1959 Indian Bollywood film directed and produced by Devendra Goel. The film stars Meena Kumari as the protagonist Ratna, and Rajendra Kumar, Honey Irani and Madan Puri in pivotal roles. The film was remade in Telugu as Maa Babu.


Chirag kahan roshni kahan bada bedard jahan hai


Before giving birth to her child, Ratna (Meena Kumari) loses her husband, and eventually gives birth to a son, Raju. Four years later, Dr. Anand, who treated her while she was giving birth to Raju (Honey Irani) re-enters her life and soon becomes a frequent visitor, much to the displeasure of Ratna's mother-in-law (Mumtaz Begum) and her husband's sister Bela, both of whom start maltreating her and making her life miserable. Anand stops visiting thereafter. Anand soon marries a nurse called Maya Verma (Minu Mumtaz). Maya is a squanderer, and her relationship with Anand falters. Moreover, he later finds out that she cannot conceive. When Anand's dad passes away, he leaves considerable wealth to Anand's child, including a fair monthly allowance. Maya plots with an advocate, S. Prakash (Sunder), who happens to be Bela's husband, to fabricate a story that Anand's father was mentally unbalanced while writing the testament. This plan fails, and along with her aunt, Nurse Sarla Verma (Nilambai), make a false statement claiming that Ratna's son is actually Anand's biological son, leading to their lawyer filing a custodial case in court. What will happen next?


  • Meena Kumari ... Ratna
  • Rajendra Kumar ... Dr. Anand
  • Honey Irani ... Raju
  • Minu Mumtaz ... Nurse Maya Verma
  • Nilambai ... Nurse Sarla Verma
  • Sunder ... Advocate S. Prakash
  • Madan Puri ... Dr. Mehta
  • Asit Sen ... solicitor
  • Mumtaz Begum ... Ratna's mother-in-law
  • Music

    1. "Ajab Hai Maalik Tera Jaha" - Mohammed Rafi
    2. "Tim Tim Karte Tare Ye Kahte Hai Sare (Happy Version)" - Lata Mangeshkar
    3. "Ab To Ankh Lad Chuki" - Suman Kalyanpur
    4. "Aaye Ho Dekh Lo Duniya Zara" - Suman Kalyanpur
    5. "Chal Mere Ghode Tik Tik Tik" - Lata Mangeshkar
    6. "Bada Bedard Jahaan Hai" - Lata Mangeshkar
    7. "Tim Tim Karte Tare Ye Kahte Hai Sare (Sad Version)" - Lata Mangeshkar


    The film received two nominations at the 1960 annual Filmfare Awards:

  • Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award - Meena Kumari
  • Nominated, Filmfare Best Story Award - Dhruva Chatterjee
  • References

    Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan Wikipedia
    Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan IMDb

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