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Aarti (Hindi: आरती) is a 1962 Indian Bollywood film directed by Phani Majumdar and produced by Tarachand Barjatya. The film stars Meena Kumari in the title role of Aarti, with Ashok Kumar, Pradeep Kumar and Shashikala appearing in pivotal roles. The film is based on Sanskar Lakshmi, a play written by Prafulla Desai.[2]

Directed byPhani Majumdar
Produced byTarachand Barjatya
Written byVishwamitter Adil
Prafulla Desai
S. Kumar
StarringAshok Kumar
Meena Kumari
Pradeep Kumar
Music byRoshan
Majrooh Sultanpuri (lyrics)
CinematographyPandurang Naik
Edited byG.G. Mayekar
Distributed byRajshri Productions
Release date
  • 10 August 1962 (1962-08-10)
Running time
156 mins
Box office75 lakh (equivalent to 48 crore or US$6.9 million in 2018) [1]



An unemployed young man named Deepak (Pradeep Kumar) saves Aarti Gupta (Meena Kumari), a hardworking and dedicated doctor, from drowning, and the two eventually fall in love with each other, although she is already engaged to Dr. Prakash (Ashok Kumar). Although Aarti's father firmly disapproves of this relationship, Deepak and Aarti marry. She moves in with him and his family, which includes his brother, Niranjan (Ramesh Deo), his sister-in-law, Jaswanti (Shashikala), their three children and Deepak's father (Jagirdar). That leaves the humiliated Prakash determined to get Aarti back, whatever he may have to do. He manages to bring a discord in their marital life, so much so that Deepak asks Aarti to leave, and she returns home to her father. This is followed by Deepak having a serious accident, when Prakash is the only surgeon who can operate on him. He agrees to operate on him only if Aarti promises to come back to him and forget her husband.



Aarti received two nominations at the 1963 annual Filmfare Awards, and won one award. Shashikala won her first Filmfare Award. It was the year when Meena Kumari made a record by having all the three nominations for Best Actress to her credit. She eventually won for Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. The Bengal Film Journalists' Association acknowledged Aarti as the ninth-best Indian film of the year, and gave it three additional competitive awards.[3] Nominations are listed below.


Studio album by
1962 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Roshan chronology
Soorat Aur Seerat
Dil Hi To Hai

The soundtrack of the film contains 8 songs. The music is composed by Roshan, with lyrics authored by Majrooh Sultanpuri

# Song Singer(s)
1. "Aapne Yaad Dilaya" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
2. "Ab Kya Misal Doon" Mohammed Rafi
3. "Baar Baar Tohe Kya" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
4. "Bane Ho Ek Khak Se" Lata Mangeshkar
5. "Kabhi To Milegi" Lata Mangeshkar
6. "Na Bhanwara Na Koi Gul" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
7. "Tere Bin Lage Na Jiya" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
8. "Woh Teer Dil Pe Chala" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle


  1. ^ "Box Office 1962". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012.
  2. ^ Vijayakumar, B. (12 April 2015). "Manaswini - 1968". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  3. ^ "1963 awards". BFJA. Archived from the original on 8 January 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2009.

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