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Director  C. V. Sridhar
Languages  Hindi, English
Country  India
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Romance
Release date  1968 (India)
Language  Hindi

Writer  C. V. Sridhar, Abrar Alvi
Release date  1968
Songs  Mere Jeevan Saathi
Similar movies  Vyjayanthimala appears in Saathi and Nazrana

Saathi (Hindi: साथी ) is a 1968 Hindi Romantic drama film written and directed by C. V. Sridhar. The film starred Vyjayanthimala and Rajendra Kumar in the lead with Simi Garewal, Pahari Sanyal, David Abraham Cheulkar, Veena and Ram Mohan as the ensemble cast while prominent actors such as Shashi Kapoor, Nanda, Sanjeev Kumar, Shabnam, D.K. Sapru and Pratima Devi made guest appearances. The film was produced by S. Krishnamurthy and T. Govindarajan of Venus Pictures. The film's score was composed by Naushad with lyrics provided by Majrooh Sultanpuri. It was edited by N. M. Shankar and filmed by Marcus Bartley.


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Saathi is a triangular love story among Ravi, Shanti and Rajni. The film was a remake of the 1961 Tamil film Palum Pazhamum, which was directed by A. Bhimsingh and starred Sivaji Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi and Sowcar Janaki.

Saathi 1968


Dr. Ravi returns from abroad and takes up a position as chief surgeon in a hospital. He meets with Nurse Shanti, who lives an impoverished lifestyle with her ailing mother, on whom he decides to perform surgery, but she passes away. A guilt-ridden Ravi marries Shanti much to the chagrin of his mentor, Kaka, who had hoped that he would marry his daughter, Rajni.

The couple travel to Kashmir for their honeymoon, and settle down to a harmonious relationship. Hoping to travel more, their plans are interrupted by the hospital's head doctor, who wants Ravi to focus on cancer research. The couple drop their travel plans and immerse themselves in research so much so that Shanti becomes ill, and not wanting to become a burden, leaves. A frantic Ravi searches high and low in vain, and is subsequently devastated to learn that she has perished in a train accident. Kaka then becomes very ill and Kaki tells Ravi that the cause of his illness is Rajni's insistence that she not marry anyone except Ravi. As a result, Ravi marries her but is unable to get Shanti out of his mind. An embittered Rajni feels neglected and decides to confront him, resulting in his losing his vision, perhaps never to see again, and unable to do any further cancer research.


  • Vyjayanthimala as Shanti
  • Rajendra Kumar as Ravi
  • Simi Garewal as Rajni
  • Pahari Sanyal as Rajni's Father
  • David Abraham Cheulkar as Head Doctor
  • Veena as Rajni's Mother
  • Ram Mohan as Ravi's Colleague
  • Guest appearances include:

  • Shashi Kapoor as actor during the filming of Raja Saab
  • Nanda as actor during the filming of Raja Saab
  • Sanjeev Kumar as Ashok
  • Shabnam
  • D.K. Sapru as Mr. Philips
  • Radhakrishan as Sadhuram
  • Pratima Devi as Shanti's Mother
  • Soundtrack

    The film's soundtrack was composed by Naushad while the lyrics were provided by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

    Box office

    At the end of its theatrical run, the film had grossed around 1,76,00,000 and nett grossed of 88,00,000, thus becoming the eleventh highest grossing film of 1968 with verdict average.


  • Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Simi Garewal
  • Filmfare Award for Best Editing - N. M. Shankar
  • References

    Saathi Wikipedia
    Saathi IMDb