Anuradha (1960 film)

Anuradha (1960 film)

Infobox Film
name =Anuradha

| Anuradha Album Cover featuring Leela Naidu
image_size = 180 px
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director =Hrishikesh Mukherjee
producer =Hrishikesh Mukherjee
L. B. Thakur
writer =Sachin Bhowmick (story & screenplay)
Rajinder Singh Bedi (dialogue)
D. N. Mukherjee (screenplay)
Samir Chowdhary (screenplay)
narrator =
starring = Balraj Sahni
Leela Naidu
music = Pandit Ravi Shankar
cinematography = Jaywant Pathare
editing = Das Dhaimade
distributor =
released = 1960
runtime = 141 min
country = India
language = Hindi
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0137362

"Anuradha" (अनुराधा) (Love of Anuradha English) is a 1960 Hindi movie produced and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The film stars Balraj Sahni, Leela Naidu, Asit Sen and Mukri.

The film's music was composed by Pandit Ravi Shankar, in one of his rare forays into Hindi Cinema [ [ Ravi Shankar Filmography] ] , [ [ Hrishikesh Mukherjee Biography] on winning, the 31st Dada Saheb Phalke Award.] . The film was based on a short story written by Sachin Bhowmick, first published in the Bengali monthly magazine 'Desh' and according his autobiography, it was inspired by "Madame Bovary", a novel by Gustave Flaubert [ [ Trivia] Internet Movie Database".] .

The film went on win the National Film Award for Best Film and a nomination for Golden Bear, at Berlin International Film Festival in 1961.


Anuradha Roy (Leela Naidu), a noted radio singer and daughter a rich man, falls in love with an idealistic doctor, Dr. Nirmal Chowdhary (Balraj Sahni), who serves the poor in the distant villagge Nanda gaon. After the marriage and a daughter, she realises the gravity of the choice of living in a village, it is then she has to decide between her love and her love for city life.


* Balraj Sahni - "Dr. Nirmal Chaudhary"
* Leela Naidu - "Anuradha Roy"
* Ranu
* Abhi Bhattacharya - "Deepak"
* Nasir Hussain
* David
* Hari Shivdasani - "Brijeshwar Prasad Roy"
* Asit Sen - "Zamindar"
* Mukri - "Atmaram"


* 1961: National Film Award for Best Film
* 1961: Berlin International Film Festival: Golden Bear: Nomination [ [ Awards] "Internet Movie Database".]


The film music department had a rare combination, sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar, with lyricist, Shailendra.

* "Jaane Kaise Sapno Main" - Lata Mangeshkar
* "Sanware Sanware Kahe Mose" - Lata Mangeshkar
* "Kaise Din Beete, Kaise Beeti Ratiyan" - Lata Mangeshkar [ [ "Kaise Din Beete"] ]
* "Savre Savre Kahe Mose" - Lata Mangeshkar
* "Bahut Din Huye" - Mahendra Kapoor
* "Hai Re Woh Din Kyon Na Aaye" - Lata Mangeshkar [ [ Songs of Anuradha 1960] ]


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