|Directed by||Chetan Anand|
|Produced by||Himalaya Films|
|Screenplay by||Chetan Anand|
|Story by||Waris Shah|
|Based on|| Heer |
by Waris Shah
|Starring|| Raaj Kumar |
|Narrated by||Chetan Anand|
|Music by|| Madan Mohan |
Kaifi Azmi (Lyrics)
|Edited by||Jadav Rao|
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.
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.
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|Madan Mohan chronology|
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.
|"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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