Director Ram Maheshwari
Genre Family, Musical, Romance
Running time 2h 51m
|Writer Gulshan Nanda, Phani Majumdar, Kidar Sharma|
Release date 1965 (1965)
Based on Maadhavi by Gulshan Nanda
Songs Tora Mann Darpan Kehlaye
Cast Dharmendra (Rajesh), Meena Kumari (Madhavi), Raaj Kumar (Moti), Mumtaz (Jharna), Padmini (Bhanu)
Kaajal is a 1965 Bollywood film produced by Pannalal Maheshwari and directed by Ram Maheshwari. The film stars Meena Kumari, Dharmendra, Raaj Kumar, Padmini, Helen, Durga Khote, Tun Tun, Mehmood and Mumtaz. The films music is by Ravi.
The film is adapted from Gulshan Nanda's novel "Maadhavi" by Phani Majumdar with Kidar Sharma writing the dialogues. The film was declared as "Hit" on the Box office and was enlisted in Top 20 film of 1965.
The Munim (Clerk) in Ranimaa's family lives with his son, Kaushal and daughter, Madhavi. After he passes away, Ranimaa brings up both children as her own, along with her only son, Rajesh. Years later, Rajesh has grown up and is of marriageable age. He meets with beautiful Bhanu Saxena and both fall in love with each other. Shortly thereafter, in a boating accident, Kaushal passes away, leaving behind a devastated Madhavi. Rajesh blames himself and Ranimaa for his death. A few months later, Rajesh gets married to Bhanu and she moves in with them. Bhanu dislikes Madhavi and would like her out of the way, she goes to the extent of accusing her of having an affair with her husband. Under pressure, Madhavi goes to kill herself, and is rescued by a young man named Moti. Rajesh likes Moti and would like him to marry Madhavi, to which he agrees. After the marriage, Madhavi bids adieu to Ranimaa, and Rajesh, and moves in with Moti. What Madhavi does not know that Moti had an agenda and an ulterior motive for marrying her, and it looks like she has been dumped from the frying pan into the fire.
The songs of the film are penned by Sahir Ludhianvi and are composed by Ravi. Asha Bhosle, M. Rafi and Mahendra Kapoor have voiced these popular songs.
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