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. The film is a moslem period drama set in the erstwhile Era of Lucknow woven around a mythical story of Bahut Begum's manor.
|Directed by||M. Sadiq|
|Produced by||Jan Nissar Akhtar|
|Screenplay by||M. Sadiq|
Tabish Sultanpuri (dialogue)
|Story by||Jan Nissar Akhtar|
Sahir Ludhianvi (lyrics)
|Cinematography||Nariman A. Irani|
|Edited by||Moosa Mansoor|
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.
- Ashok Kumar as Nawab Sikander Mirza
- Pradeep Kumar as Yusuf
- Meena Kumari as Zeenat Jahan Begum
- Lalita Pawar as Naziran Bai
- [[[Leela Mishra]]] as Kariban bua
- Johnny Walker as Achchan
- Naaz as Suraiya
- Zeb Rehman as Bilqees
- D.K. Sapru as Nawab Mirza Sultan
- Indira Bansal as Shagufta Begum
- Rajan Haksar as Nawab Pyare Miya
- Shahid Bijnori
- Helen as Courtesan
|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|
- "Bahu Begum (1967)". The Hindu (newspaper). 10 July 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2019.