Heer Raanjha

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Heer Ranjha
Film Poster
Directed by Chetan Anand
Produced byHimalaya Films
Screenplay byChetan Anand
Story by Waris Shah
Based on Heer
by Waris Shah
Starring Raaj Kumar
Priya Rajvansh
Narrated byChetan Anand
Music by Madan Mohan
Kaifi Azmi (Lyrics)
Cinematography Jal Mistry
Edited byJadav Rao
Release date
  • 1970 (1970)
Running time
142 min

Heer Raanjha is a 1970 Indian Hindi-language romantic musical film directed by Chetan Anand and produced by his son Ketan Anand. The film stars Raaj Kumar, Priya Rajvansh, Pran, Prithviraj Kapoor, Ajit, Jayant, Sonia Sahni, Kamini Kaushal, Indrani Mukherjee, Achla Sachdev and Tun Tun. The film's music is by Madan Mohan. The film is based on the legend of Heer Ranjha, the epic poem Heer by Punjabi poet, Waris Shah, written in 1766. The film is unique in the fact that the entire film and its dialogue is in verse, Kaifi Azmi writing the verse dialogue. [1]


The film's songs and music are notable as is the photography by Jal Mistry, who shot most of Chetan Anand's films and won the Filmfare Award for the film. The film also showcases some of the best dialogues from the legendary actor Raaj Kumar. It was a box-office hit.




Heer Raanjha
Soundtrack album by
Released1970 (India)
Genre Film soundtrack
Label EMI
Producer Madan Mohan
Madan Mohan chronology
Maa Ka Aanchal
Heer Raanjha

The soundtrack includes the following tracks, composed by Madan Mohan, with lyrics by Kaifi Azmi, and is especially remembered for the poignant "Yeh Duniya, Yeh Mehfil Mere Kaam Ki Nahin", sung by Mohammed Rafi. [2]

"Milo Na Tum To Hum Ghabraaye" Lata Mangeshkar
"Do Dil Toote, Do Dil Haare" Lata Mangeshkar
"Doli Chadhte Heer" Lata Mangeshkar
"Meri Duniya Mein Tum Aayi" Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi
"Tere Kooche Mein Tera Deewana" Mohammed Rafi
"Yeh Duniya, Yeh Mehfil Mere Kaam Ki Nahin" Mohammed Rafi
"Nache Ang Ve" Shamshad Begum, Jagjit Kaur


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  1. Heer Raanjha (1970) – Unique film in Verse ! Archived 14 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine Passion for Cinema, 18 January 2007.
  2. Heer Raanjha songs