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Bahen (film)

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Directed byMehboob Khan
Produced byNational Studios
Written byBabubhai Mehta
Zia Sarhadi
StarringSheikh Mukhtar
Nalini Jaywant
Music byAnil Biswas
CinematographyFaredoon Irani
Edited byShamsuddin Qadri
National Studios
Release date
Running time
156 min

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Bahen, 1941

Bahen (Hindi बहन, Sister) is a 1941 Hindi film directed by Mehboob Khan.[1] Sagar Movietone had closed down during the start of WW II and reformed as National Studios. It was under the new banner that Mehboob Khan produced his three important films of that time, Aurat (1940), Bahen (1941) and Roti (1942).[2] Written by Babubhai Mehta and Zia Sarhadi, it had dialogues and screenplay by Wajahat Mirza. The cinematography was by Faredoon Irani. Anil Biswas was the music director with lyrics by Safdar Aah.[3] The cast included Sheikh Mukhtar, Nalini Jaywant, Harish, Kanhaiyalal, Husn Bano, Swaroop Rani, Baby Meena (Meena Kumari) and Bhudo Advani.[4]

It was the first film of Nalini Jaywant; she played the younger sister to Sheikh Mukhtar, who takes her responsibility after their parents perish in an earthquake. He lives for her and does everything required to keep her safe and happy even to the extent of moving and changing his job many times. So much so that he doesn't realize that she has grown up and needs to live her own life. The film brought Jaywant into prominence.[5]


Having saved his little sister Bina (Baby Meena Kumari) from the floods, Amar (Sheikh Mukhtar) becomes increasingly possessive about her over the years. Amar falls in love twice but forgoes marriage so he can look after the growing Bina. Bina (Nalini Jaywant), now a grown up young girl falls in love with the social activist Rajendra (Harish). However, Amar can not bear to lose Bina and so he plans her marriage to the thief Moti Kanhaiyalal, with the idea that he'll get her divorced after some time and then Bina would stay with him always. After several incidents that end up uniting Rajendra and Bina, Amar gets some happiness when a daughter is born to Bina.


  • Sheikh Mukhtar as Amar
  • Nalini Jaywant as Bina
  • Harish as Rajendra
  • Kanhaiyalal as Moti
  • Husn Bano
  • Swaroop Rani
  • Shahzadi
  • R. Choube
  • Baby Meena (Meena Kumari) as the child Bina
  • Bhudo Advani
  • Agashe
  • Iqbal Begum
  • Beena Kumari


Song list[3]

# Title Singer
1 "Piya Ghar Jaana, Sajan Ghar Jaana" Nalini Jaywant
2 "Aayi Jawani,Jiya Laharay" Sheikh Mukhtar, Nalini Jaywant
3 "Nahi Khatey Hai Bhaiya Mere Paan" Sheikh Mukhtar, Nalini Jaywant
4 "Tore Kajra Lagaoon Mori" Beena Kumari, Baby Meena
5 "Mora Pihu Pihu Mann Bole" Husn Bano
6 "Ratoo Nish Din Tera Naam Re" Husn Bano
7 "Preet Nahi Jaane Balam More Bhole" Iqbal
8 "Mohe Le Chal Apni Nagariya" Husn Bano, Nalini Jaywant
9 "Koyal Gaa Re Papihe" Husn Bano
10 "Kiye Ja Sabka Bhala" Anil Biswa
11 "Aaj Chali Sasural Sakhi Ri" Anil Biswas
12 "Kyun Karta Hai Murakh Asha" Anil Biswas


  1. Crow, Jonathan. "Bahen 1941". Movies. The New York Times Company. New York Times. Retrieved 9 Sep 2014.
  2. Ahmed, Rauf (2008). Mehboob Khan The Legends of Indian Cinema Series. Delhi, India: Wisdom Tree. p. 37. ISBN 9788183281065. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Bahen 1941". lyricsbogie.com. Latest Hindi Songs Lyrics. Retrieved 9 Sep 2014.
  4. "Bahen". citwf. Alan Goble. Archived from the original on 30 September 2015. Retrieved 9 Sep 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "Actress Nalini Jaywant is no more". southasiatimes.com. South Asia Times. Retrieved 9 Sep 2014.

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