The Info List - Chhoti Bahen

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Chhoti Bahen
Chhoti Bahen
is a 1959 Hindi
film that stars Nanda in the title role, Balraj Sahni
Balraj Sahni
and Rehman. The movie was a remake of the 1952 Tamil movie En Thangai. The film was remade in Telugu as Aada Paduchu
Aada Paduchu
with Shoban Babu
Shoban Babu
and in Kannada as Onde Balliya Hoogalu.


1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Soundtrack 4 Awards and nominations 5 References

Plot[edit] Rajendra lives a poor lifestyle along with his younger collegian brother Shekhar, as well a younger sister Meena. He is in love with a school-teacher, and both hope to get married after Meena and Shekhar's marriages. Luck shines upon them and Meena's marriage is arranged with Dr. Ramesh, while Shekhar decides to wed Shobha, the only daughter of a wealthy man obsessed with horse-racing. Rajendra mortgages his house with his paternal uncle. Then things turn sour after Meena loses her vision; the wedding gets canceled, and Rajendra is humiliated by Ramesh's dad. Rajendra decides to remain single to look after Meena, and permits Shekhar and Shobha to get married. The marriage takes place, and Shobha moves in. Shortly thereafter misunderstandings crop up, and lead to arguments, with Shekhar and Shobha moving out to live with Shobha's dad. Then Rajendra is fired from his job, his paternal uncle takes over the house, and asks him to leave. Homeless, they turn to Shekhar for help, but he refuses to assist them in any way. Then Rajendra falls ill and gets separated from his sister, while Shekhar takes to horse-racing and alcohol, and a path that will only lead to self-destruction.[1] Cast[edit]

Balraj Sahni
Balraj Sahni
as Rajendra Nanda as Meena Dhumal as Sukhiya Mehmood as Mahesh Shubha Khote
Shubha Khote
as Sheela Shyama
as Shobha Rehman as Shekhar Kanchanamala
as Chanchal Hari Shivdasani as Ramesh's father Badri Prasad as Shobha's father Kunwar Keshav as Doctor Radhakrishan as Mahesh's father Sudesh Kumar as Dr. Ramesh Veena as Yashoda


Chhoti Bahen

Soundtrack album by Shankar-Jaikishan

Released 31 December 1959

Genre Feature film soundtrack

Label EMI

Music composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and lyrics by Shailendra & Hasrat Jaipuri.

Track list

Track Song Singer(s) Lyric

1 Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil Mukesh Hasrat Jaipuri

2 Main Rangeela Pyar Ka Rahi Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar
& Subir Sen Hasrat Jaipuri

3 Kali Anar Ki Na Itna Satao Asha Bhosle
Asha Bhosle
& Manna Dey Hasrat Jaipuri

4 Main Rickshwala Mohd. Rafi Shailendra

5 Yeh Kaisa Nyay Tera Lata Mangeshkar Shailendra

6 Bagon Mein Baharon Mein Lata Mangeshkar Shailendra

7 Badi Door Se Aai Hoon Main Lata Mangeshkar Shailendra

8 Bhaiya Mere Rakhi Ke Bandhan Ko Lata Mangeshkar Shailendra

Song "Bhaiya Mere Rakhi Ke Bandhan Ko" was listed at #21 on Binaca Geetmala annual list 1959. Song "Main Rickshwala" was listed at #13 on Binaca Geetmala annual list 1959. Song "Kali Anar Ki Na Itna Satao" was listed at #9 on Binaca Geetmala annual list 1959. Song "Main Rangeela Pyar Ka Rahi" was listed at #8 on Binaca Geetmala annual list 1959.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Nomination Filmfare Award for Best Film Nomination Filmfare Award for Best Director
Filmfare Award for Best Director
- Prasad Nomination Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor - Mehmood as Mahesh Nomination Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
- Shankar-Jaikishan Nomination Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer - Lata Mangeshkar for the song "Bhaiya Mere Rakhi Ke Bandhan Ko"


^ " Chhoti Bahen
Chhoti Bahen
(1959)". Internet Movie Database. 

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Films directed by L. V. Prasad

Griha Pravesham (1946) Palnati Yuddham (1947) Drohi (1948) Mana Desam
Mana Desam
(1949) Shavukaru
(1950) Samsaram (1950) Pelli Chesi Choodu
Pelli Chesi Choodu
/ Kalyanam Panni Paar (1952) Rani (1952) Pempudu Koduku (1953) Paradesi / Poongothai (1953) Manohara (1954) Missamma
(1955) Missiamma
(1955) Mangaiyar Thilakam
Mangaiyar Thilakam
(1955) Baagyavathi
(1957) Sharada (1957) Miss Mary (1957) Kadan Vaangi Kalyaanam
Kadan Vaangi Kalyaanam
(1958) Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu
Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu
(1959) Chhoti Bahen
Chhoti Bahen
(1959) Thayilla Pillai
Thayilla Pillai
(1961) Iruvar Ullam (1963) Bete Bete (1964) Daadi Maa (1966) Jeene Ki Raah
Jeene Ki Raah
(1969) Shaadi Ke Baad
Shaadi Ke Baad
(1972) Bidaai (1974