Arzoo (1965 film)

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Directed by Ramanand Sagar
Produced byRamanand Sagar
Starring Sadhana
Rajendra Kumar
Feroz Khan
Nazir Hussain
CinematographyG. Singh
Edited byLachhmandass
Music by Shankar Jaikishan
Distributed bySagar Art Cooperation
Release date
15 January 1965

Arzoo (transl.Wish) is a 1965 Bollywood film directed by Ramanand Sagar. It stars Sadhana, Rajendra Kumar and Feroz Khan in the lead roles. The movie was one of the blockbuster movie of 1965 and it was 4th grossing movie of that year . [1] Arzoo is the story of a love that triumphed over life and fate. The theme of "hating the disabled" was also tried in Rajshri films' Ek Baar Kaho, starring Navin Nischol and Shabana Azmi.



Gopal (Rajendra Kumar) is a skiing champion. He meets Usha (Sadhana) on his holidays at Jammu and Kashmir with the fake name Sarju. Then they both fall in love. One day, Usha tells Gopal that she does not like the disabled. According to her instead of living a life of disabled, it is better to die. After spending his holidays in Kashmir and promising Usha that he will marry her, he heads back to Delhi, where his parents and a sister, Sarla, live. Along the way, he loses his a leg in a car accident. Gopal becomes worried. Since he remembers the words of Usha, he tries to avoid her to go away from her life. He thinks Usha will not accept him as he is now disabled. Then he goes back to Delhi and he does not tell anything about Usha. In the meantime, Usha tries a lot to find him, but after having no sign of him, she begins to think that Gopal is in some trouble and hence unable to contact her.

Gopal's best friend, Ramesh (Feroz Khan), unknowing about his friend's love story, wants to marry Usha. After saying "no" several times, at Usha's father accepts on her behalf and Usha dutifully agrees to the marriage as well. But on the day of her wedding, one miracle happens in the form of Kashmir Houseboat owner Mamdhu (Mehmood) and initially Ramesh and then Usha finds out that Gopal and Sarju are not two persons, but one. Then this situation forms the climax of the movie.


Gopal / Sarju Rajendra Kumar
Usha Sadhana
Ramesh Feroz Khan
Mamdhu Mumtazali Mehmood Ali
Sarla Nazima
Diwan Kishan Kishore Nazir Hussain
Gopal's Mom Achala Sachdev
Doctor Nana Palsikar
Ramesh's DadBrahm Bhardwaj
Munshi Ashadaulal Dhumal
Major Kapoor Hari Shivdasani
Sabhi Malika
Ramesh's Servant Jankidas Mehra


The music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan and lyrics penned by Hasrat Jaipuri.

"Jab Ishq Kahin Ho Jaata Hai" Asha Bhosle, Mubarak Begum
"Bedardi Baalma Tujhko" Lata Mangeshkar
"Aji Rooth Kar Ab Kahan Jaaiyega"Lata Mangeshkar
"Aji Humse Bachkar Kahan Jaaiyega" Mohammed Rafi
"Ae Phoolon Ki Rani"Mohammed Rafi
"Ae Nargis-e-Mastana"Mohammed Rafi
"Chhalke Teri Ankhon Se"Mohammed Rafi

Filmfare nominations

This movie has a similar theme as the French film Cyrano de Bergerac (play)

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  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 September 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. 1st Filmfare Awards 1953