Bahu Begum

Bahu Begum is a 1967 Hindi film directed by M. Sadiq, and starring Pradeep Kumar, Meena Kumari and Ashok Kumar. The film has music by Roshan and lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi. This film is known for songs, "Hum Intezaar Karenge Tera Qayamat Tak", sung by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle and "Duniya Kare Sawaal" by Lata Mangeshkar.[1] The film is a moslem period drama set in the erstwhile Era of Lucknow woven around a mythical story of Bahut Begum's manor.

Bahu Begum
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Directed byM. Sadiq
Produced byJan Nissar Akhtar
Screenplay byM. Sadiq
Tabish Sultanpuri (dialogue)
Story byJan Nissar Akhtar
StarringMeena Kumari
Ashok Kumar
Pradeep Kumar
Music byRoshan
Sahir Ludhianvi (lyrics)
CinematographyNariman A. Irani
Edited byMoosa Mansoor
Release date
  • 1967┬á(1967)
Running time
167 minutes


The film is set in Lucknow, where widower, Nawab Mirza Sultan(Sapru) lives with his daughter Zeenat Jahan (Meena Kumari) in an old mansion. She falls in love with Nawab Yusuf (Pradeep Kumar), but in a twist of fate, his uncle connivingly fixes her marriage with Nawab Sikandar Mirza, though she assumes it is with Yusuf. When she finds the truth, it is the day of marriage, thus she visits a nearby dargah (Sufi shrine), hoping to meet Yusuf, not knowing that he is out of town. Thus, he never arrives and Zeenat faints. Back home, marriage commences without her, while she wakes up the following day, at the home of the courtesan, Nazeeran Bai (Lalita Pawar), who had rescued her from the dargah.

At Nawab Sikander Mirza's Haveli, the 'doli' comes empty. Unknown to him as to what happened, he and his sister Suraiya hide the fact that Bahu Begum isn't in it but instead proclaim that she is ill.



The film has music by Roshan with lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi

# Song Singer
1 "Dhundhke Laaun Kahan Se" Mohammad Rafi, Manna Dey
2 "Waqif Hoon Khoob Ishq Ke" Mohammad Rafi, Manna Dey
3 "Hum Intezaar Karenge" (Solo) Mohammad Rafi
4 "Hum Intezaar Karenge" (Duet) Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhosle
5 "Nikle The Kahan Jaane Ke Liye" Asha Bhosle
6 "Sirf Apne Khayalon Ki Parchhayi Hai" Asha Bhosle
7 "Padh Gaye Jhoole" Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle
8 "Duniya Kare Sawaal" Lata Mangeshkar


  1. ^ "Bahu Begum (1967)". The Hindu (newspaper). 10 July 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2019.

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