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Director  Rajinder Singh Bedi
Screenplay  Majrooh Sultanpuri
Language  Hindi
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Family, Romance
Music director  S.D. Burman
Country  India
Phagun 1973 Full Hindi Movie Dharmendra Waheeda Rehman Jaya
Release date  1973
Cast  Dharmendra (Gopal), Waheeda Rehman (Shanta Bangan), Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan (Santosh), Vijay Arora (Dr Suman), Om Prakash (Dr MK Effendi)
Similar movies  Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan appears in Phagun and Abhimaan

Phagun, also a 1958 film.


Phagun 1973 Hindi Full length Movie Dharmendra Waheeda Rehman

Phagun is a 1973 Hindi film written and directed by Rajinder Singh Bedi, and starring Dharmendra, Waheeda Rehman, Jaya Bhaduri and Vijay Arora as leads.

Phagun 1973 Full Length Hindi Movie Dharmendra Waheeda Rehman

This offbeat romantic drama has memorable songs by S.D. Burman and Majrooh Sultanpuri (Lyrics), including the perennial favourite Holi song, 'Piya sang khelo hori phagun aayo re' - Lata Mangeshkar.

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Phagun All Songs Lyrics Videos Dharmendra

The film has a Maharashtrian backdrop with many characters speaking Marathi dialogs and in Marathi costumes. Shanta Damle (Waheeda Rehman), who belongs to rich Maharashtrian business family, falls in love and marries, a not so well off writer, Gopal (Dharmendra), much to her family's dismay.

Later during the pivotal song, 'Piya sang khelo hori phagun aayo re', Gopal who has been away, surprises her by putting Holi colour over her, Shanta immediately rebukes him, for spoiling her silk saree, only to please her disapproving parents. But Dharmendra having been publicly humiliated leaves home, never to return. Phagun, the month in which festival Holi is celebrated, had changed forever, never to return for Shanta.

Shanta is now left to raise their daughter, Santosh 'Toshi' alone, who grows up to be a bright young woman (Jaya Bhaduri). Santosh goes on to fall in love with Dr. Suman (Vijay Arora) and marries him.

At some point, Shanta moves in which them for while, and soon her presence starts interfering in the marriage of the young couple, who tried hard to make adjust with her, only to create tension in their marriage. Shanta's loneliness, and her growing affection for her son-in-law, soon reminds her of the fact that how much does she miss male company, this only adds to her trouble and guilt.

In the end, she begs that she be reunited with her husband, after all these years, and Gopal returns, and they are reunited.


  • Dharmendra - Gopal
  • Waheeda Rehman - Shanta Damle
  • Jaya Bhaduri - Santosh 'Toshi'
  • Vijay Arora - Dr. Suman
  • Om Prakash - Dr. M.K. Effendi
  • V. Gopal
  • Soundtrack

    Music: Sachin Dev Burman, Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

  • Piya sang khelo hori phagun aayo re - Lata Mangeshkar
  • Sandhya jo aaye man ud jaaye jaane re kahaan - Lata Mangeshkar
  • Kab maane o dil ke mastaane - Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar
  • Doosro na koi mero to girdhar gopal doosro na - Usha Mangeshkar
  • Bedardi ban gaye koi jaao manaao more saiyyaan - Shobha Gurtu
  • Laali mere laal ki jit dekhoo tit laal - Kishore Kumar, Pankaj Mitra
  • References

    Phagun (1973 film) Wikipedia
    Phagun (1973 film) IMDb