Sharafat is a 1970 Hindi film, directed by Asit Sen, starring Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Ashok Kumar, Sonia Sahni and Jagdeep. Hema Malini plays the role of a feisty courtesan Chanda in search of her father, in this satire about society's hypocritical moral standards. The screenplay was written by Nabendu Ghosh, while the dialogues were by Hindi satirist Krishan Chander (author of such dark classics of Black Humor & Satire as Ek Gadhe Ki Aatmkatha (An Autobiography Of A Donkey).
The film with music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and lyrics by Anand Bakshi, was also noted for its mujra dance song, Sharafat Chhor Di sung by Lata Mangeshkar, which reached 9th position on the Binaca Geetmala annual list 1970
Ashok Kumar as JagatramDharmendra as RajeshHema Malini as ChandniSonia Sahni as RekhaJagdeep as BholaAbhi BhattacharyaKanhaiyalal as PratapchandD.K. Sapru as JamnaprasadJankidas as JewellerTun Tun as ChampakaliMohan Choti as StudentIndrani Mukherjee
The film had music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and lyrics by Anand Bakshi. The mujra (Courtesan dance) number, Sharifon Ka Zamane Men, Aji Woh Haal Dekha, Ke Sharaafat Chodd Di Maine... (trans.: "When I saw the way the righteous conduct themselves in this world, I gave up righteousness...") was a block-buster hit across the country and catapulted the film's box-office earnings.
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