Balika Badhu (1976 film)

Balika Badhu (Hindi: बालिका बधू; translation: Child Bride) is a 1976 Hindi film produced by Shakti Samanta and directed by Tarun Majumdar.[1] The film is based on the Bengali novel by the same name by Bimal Kar, about a young girl who is married before she is old enough to understand what marriage is all about, against the backdrop of Indian freedom struggle. Gradually she and her school-going husband grow as a couple and begin to love one another. The film was previously made into a Bengali film, Balika Badhu (1967), starring Moushumi Chatterjee, by Tarun Majumdar himself.[2]

Balika Badhu
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Directed byTarun Majumdar
Produced byShakti Samanta
Written byShabd Kumar (dialogue)
Screenplay byTarun Majumdar
Story byBimal Kar
Rajni Sharma
A. K. Hangal
Music byR. D. Burman
Anand Bakshi (lyrics)
CinematographyNando Bhattacharya
Edited byBijoy Chowdhary
Release date
August 20, 1976

This romantic comedy drama stars Sachin with Rajni Sharma, Asrani, A. K. Hangal, Asit Sen, Paintal and Om Shivpuri. Initially Debashree Roy was offered to play the titular role but Majumdar later considered her to be imperfect to play the role and she got replaced by Rajni Sharma.[1] The music is by R. D. Burman and lyrics by Anand Bakshi, who penned several hits in the film including "Bade Achchhe Lagte Hain...", which was singer Amit Kumar's first hit, and featured on the Binaca Geetmala annual list 1977 at # 26. It was the second film of Mrityunjay Sil.[3]




All lyrics are written by Anand Bakshi; all music is composed by Rahul Dev Burman.

1."Aao Re Aao Khelo Holi Brij Mein"Sapan Chakraborty4:10
2."Bade Achhe Lagte Hain"Amit Kumar5:09
3."Doli Mein Sawaar Sajnee Ka Pyaar"Rahul Dev Burman4:27
4."Jagat Musafir Khana"Bhupinder4:36
5."O Jhumke Wale"Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle4:29
6."Yeh Choodiyan Nahin"Mohammad Rafi5:00


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1977 Kajri Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award Won
Asrani Filmfare Best Comedian Award Won


  1. ^ a b "Balika Badhu (1976) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
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  3. ^ a b c "Balika Badhu (1976) on". Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2010.

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