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Daag (lit. The Stain) is a 1952 Indian Hindi film produced and directed by Amiya Chakravarty. The film stars Dilip Kumar, Nimmi and Lalita Pawar in lead roles. The film's music is composed by the duo Shankar Jaikishan.

Theatrical poster
Directed byAmiya Chakravarty
Produced byAmiya Chakrabarty
Written byRajinder Singh Bedi (dialogue)
Story byAmiya Chakrabarty
Rajendra Shankar
StarringDilip Kumar
Usha Kiran
Music byShankar Jaikishan
CinematographyV Babasaheb
Edited byD B Joshi
Distributed byMars & Movies Productions
Release date
July 4, 1952
Running time
149 mins
Box office 1,50,00,000[1]

Dilip Kumar won the first ever Filmfare Award in the Best Actor category for his performance in this film. The Awards were instituted from 1954. The film fared well at the box office and was declared a hit.[1]


Shankar (played by Dilip Kumar) and his mother live a life of poverty. To earn money he makes and sells mud toys. Being the lone bread winner of the family, he is unable to meet the needs. His debt starts rising higher and higher when he gets addicted to alcohol. He is attracted to Parvati (Nimmi), who also lives a poor lifestyle along with her step-brother, Jagat Narayan, his wife and their daughter, Pushpa. After an argument with his mother, Shankar departs to the city, gives up drinking and earns a lot of money. He then returns home and pays off his mortgage. With new confidence he proposes to marry Parvati. But he is then told that Parvati's marriage has been arranged elsewhere. Broken, he starts drinking again and his mother also dies at this stage. Now he again starts drinking heavily and starts walking on the path of self-destruction. The only thing which can save his life is Parvati's love. But her parents are the only obstacle who are in the view that drunken Shankar can never become a good man in life. In a dramatic turns of events, Jagat Narayan agrees to marry Parvati with Shankar, Shankar quits alcohol and the film finally finishes with a happy ending.


  • Dilip Kumar as Shankar
  • Nimmi as Parvati "Paro"
  • Usha Kiran as Pushpa "Pushpi"
  • Lalita Pawar as Shankar's Mother
  • Kanhaiyalal as Lala Jagat Narayan
  • Jawahar Kaul as Shyam Sunder
  • Leela Mishra as Jagat's wife
  • C. S. Dubey as Hira
  • Krishnakant as Money Lender
  • Laxman Rao as Raghunath


Composed by Shankar Jaikishan, the songs of the film are written by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri.

1."Ae Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal I"ShailendraTalat Mahmood02:59
2."Ae Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal II"ShailendraTalat Mahmood 
3."Hum Dard Ke Marhon Ka Itna Hi Fasana Hai"Hasrat JaipuriTalat Mahmood 
4."Ae Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal III"ShailendraLata Mangeshkar 
5."Kahey Ko Der Lagai Re, Aaye Na Ab Tak Balma"Hasrat JaipuriLata Mangeshkar04:32
6."Dekho Aaya Ye Kaisa Zamaana"ShailendraLata Mangeshkar04:15
7."Lage Jabse Nain Lage"ShailendraLata Mangeshkar03:52
8."Koi Nahin Mera is Duniya Mein"Hasrat JaipuriTalat Mahmood03:26
9."Preet Yeh Kaisi, Bol Ri Duniya"ShailendraLata Mangeshkar 



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