Kora Kagaz

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Kora Kagaz
Film poster
Directed by Anil Ganguly
Produced bySanat Kothari
Written byM.G. Hashmat (dialogue)
Screenplay bySurendra Shailaj
Story bySaat Paake Bandha
by Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay
Starring Vijay Anand
Jaya Bachchan
Music by Kalyanji-Anandji
CinematographyBipin Gajjar
Shreeji Films
Distributed byShreeji Films
Eros Entertainment
Release date
10 May 1974

Kora Kagaz (Hindi: कोरा कागज़; translation: Blank Paper) is a 1974 Indian Hindi-language drama film produced by Sanath Kothari and directed by Anil Ganguly. The film stars Vijay Anand, Jaya Bhaduri, A.K. Hangal, Achala Sachdev and Deven Verma. The films music is by Kalyanji Anandji. The famous title song "Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz" (loosely translated as: "My life is a blank paper") was by rendered by Kishore Kumar.


At the 22nd National Film Awards, it won the award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, while Lata Mangeshkar won the award for Best Female Playback Singer.

The film is a remake of 1963 Bengali film Saat Pake Bandha directed by Ajoy Kar, and starring Suchitra Sen [1] which itself was based on the story Saat Paake Bandha by Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay [2]


Professor Sukesh Dutt (Vijay Anand) and Archana Gupta (Jaya Bachchan) meet each other in a chance encounter while traveling by BEST bus service in Mumbai. Archana's father likes Sukesh and both Archana and Sukesh also get attracted to each other and get married. Archana's mother does not like Sukesh due to his modest income. She makes up stories about their affluence, which offends Sukesh. She interfere in their life and buys things for the home. It bruises his ego. All these things result in acrimony between Archana and Sukesh, and they decide to separate. Archana goes to live with her parents, while Sukesh relocates. Archana's family asks her to forget Sukesh, and remarry, which Archana finds difficult since she still has feelings for Sukesh. She goes to a far place to work as teacher to find solace. One day Sukesh and Archana by chance meet in a railway waiting room. There they resolve their misunderstandings and grievances. They reunite to live happily.




All lyrics written by M. G. Hashmat.

Song TitleSingersLength
"Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz"Kishore Kumar3:35
"Mera Padhne Mein Nahin Lage Dil"Lata Mangeshkar3:01
"Roothe Roothe Piya"Lata Mangeshkar3:22

Awards and nominations

National Film Award

Filmfare Awards



  • Best Film
  • Best Director - Anil Ganguly
  • Best Story - Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay
  • Best Lyricist - M.G.Hashmat for the song "Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz"
  • Best Male Playback Singer - Kishore Kumar for the song "Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz" [4]

BFJA Awards

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