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Madhu Malti

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Madhu Malti
File:Madhu Malti.jpg
Directed byBasu Bhattacharya
Produced byChitra Katha
Written byGyandev Agnihotri
Music byRavindra Jain
Edited byTanvir Ahmed
Release date
25 August 1978

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Madhu Malti (

  1. REDIRECT Template:Translation sidebar) is a coming-of-age 1978 Hindi film directed by Basu Bhattacharya.[1][2][3] Produced by Chitra Katha, the film stars Sachin and Sarika in the title roles.[4] This was Gulshan Grover's film debut.[5][6] It also marked the singing debut of composer Ravindra Jain, who composed the soundtrack.[7] The film tells the love story of Madhu and Malti, two college students.[8] The film was released on 25 August 1978 and was certified U by the Central Board of Film Certification.[9]


Madhu (Sachin) and Malti (Sarika) are college students, who are assigned by their professor, Anil Sharma, to play the title parts in a college play based on Romeo and Juliet. The two fall in love along the way but are forced to move to a big city to realise their love, as their traditional families oppose to their relationship. The later move to Goa, where a Goan couple looks after them, but soon decide to go back home and confront the situation.


The film's cast included:[8]

  • Sachin as Madhu
  • Sarika as Malti
  • Nadira
  • Gulshan Grover
  • Dinesh Thakur
  • Arvind Deshpande
  • Manik Dutt
  • Bharat Bhushan
  • Sulabha Deshpande
  • Parveen Paul
  • Abha Dhulia
  • Benjamin Gilani
  • Prema Narayan
  • Jayadev Hattangadi[10]


The film's soundtrack was composed by Ravindra Jain, and the playback singers included Mukesh, Hemlata, Suresh Wadkar.[8] Jain also sang one of the songs, for the first time in his career.[7]

Song Singer(s)
"Duniya Se Door Ek Nai Duniya " Hemlata, Suresh Wadkar
"Sagar O More Sagar" Ravindra Jain
"Bachpan Mohe Peechhe Bulaye " Hemlata
"Jo Sirf Khushi Ka Mol Kare " Mukesh



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  2. Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (1999). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Routledge. p. 64. ISBN 978-1-135-94325-7. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. Ray, Bibekananda (2005). Conscience of The Race. Publications Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. p. 63. ISBN 978-81-230-2661-9. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  4. Screen World Publication's 75 Glorious Years of Indian Cinema: Complete Filmography of All Films (silent & Hindi) Produced Between 1913-1988. Screen World Publication. 1988. p. 302. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  5. Mukherjee, Shreya (17 May 2017). "Actors nowadays are kaamchors, they avoid experimenting: Gulshan Grover". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  6. Arunachalam, Param. BollySwar: 1981 - 1990. Mavrix Infotech Private Limited. p. 84. ISBN 978-81-938482-2-7. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  7. 7.0 7.1 Menon, Sriprakash (28 February 2015). "India's nightingales to ring in leading music director Dr Ravindra Jain's 72nd birthday". DNA India. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Indian Films. 1978. p. 231. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  9. "Madhu Malti". The Gazette of India. Government of India Press. 467: 4180–4181. 15 November 1980.
  10. Kallapur, Malati (20 September 2001). "Drama personified". The Times of India. The Times Group. Retrieved 10 September 2020.

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