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Directed by Chetan Anand
Produced by Dev Anand
Starring Dev Anand
Sheila Ramani
K. N. Singh
Music by S. D. Burman
CinematographyShyam Sunder Mallik
Edited byMohammed Kasim
Distributed by Navketan Films
Release date
  • 1956 (1956)
Running time
118 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Box officeINR 90,000

Funtoosh is a 1956 Hindi film directed by Chetan Anand. The film stars Dev Anand, Sheila Ramani and K. N. Singh. It was the ninth highest-grossing film of 1956, and was declared a "Hit". The music of the movie was an instant hit and songs such as "Dukhi Man Mere" were topping Binaca Geet Mala. Other hits were "Woh Dekhe To Unki Inayat", "Hamen Aaj Koi Na Chhediyo", "Ae Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa" and "Denewala Jab bhi Deta". The Songs cemented the bond of S. D. Burman, Dev Anand and Kishore Kumar. [1]



Ram goes crazy after the death of his mother and sister, and once released from mental hospital he comes across Mr Kirorilal, who insures him and wants him dead for the money. However, Ram ends up marrying his daughter.



The film music was composed by Sachin Dev Burman, assisted by his son R. D. Burman when he was 17 years old he composed the tune of "Ae Mere Topi Palat Ke Aa".

Soundtrack album by
Label EMI Records
Producer Dev Anand
"Dukhi Man Mere" Kishore Kumar
"Denewala Jab Bhi Deta" Kishore Kumar
"Ae Meri Topi Palatke Aa" Kishore Kumar
"Woh Dekhe To Unki Inayat, Na Dekhe To Rona Kya" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
"Hamen Aaj Koi Na Chhediyo, Hamen Kisi Pe Dore Daalne Hai" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
"Ae Jaani, Jeene Mein Kya Hai" Asha Bhosle
"Phool Gendwa Na Maaro" Asha Bhosle

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