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Dhool Ka Phool is a 1959 Indian Bollywood film. Produced by B. R. Chopra, it was directed by B.R.'s brother Yash Chopra, this being Yash's first movie as a director, having been an assistant director in B.R.'s earlier film Naya Daur. The film stars Mala Sinha, Rajendra Kumar, Nanda, Leela Chitnis, Jeevan and Ashok Kumar. The story revolves around a Muslim bringing up an "illegitimate" Hindu child and featured the classic song Too Hindu Banega Na Musalman Banega, Insaan Ki Aulaad Hai, Insaan Banega on Manmohan Krishna, who also won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Abdul Rasheed. Besides that, Mala Sinha received a nomination for Best Actress and Mukhram Sharma for Best Story.[2] The movie was remade in Telugu as Jeevana Teeralu.

Dhool Ka Phool
Dhool Ka Phool.jpg
Original poster
Directed byYash Chopra
Produced byB. R. Chopra
Written byMukhram Sharma
StarringMala Sinha
Rajendra Kumar
Ashok Kumar
Music byN. Dutta
Sahir Ludhianvi (lyrics)
CinematographyDharam Chopra
Edited byPran Mehra
Release date
  • 4 December 1959 (1959-12-04)
Running time
153 min.
Box office1 crore[1]

In the next film, Dharmputra (1961), about Hindu fundamentalism, Chopra reversed the theme, as therein a Hindu family brings up an illegitimate Muslim child.[3]



Meena (Mala Sinha) and Mahesh (Rajendra Kumar) are madly in love with each other. One day, both of them get carried away and Meena becomes pregnant. On the other hand, Mahesh gets married to Malti Rai (Nanda), who belongs to a good family. Meena gives birth to a little boy and takes the baby to his father, Mahesh Kapoor. Mahesh disowns both of them, saying that it was his mistake.

Meena leaves the 5 month old baby boy in a dark forest, where a snake guards the baby's life. On the way back from the city, Abdul Rasheed (Manmohan Krishna) sees the child and protects him. Abdul also gets disowned by society because the baby is illegitimate and nobody knows about the parents and religion. In spite of all the odds, Abdul fights with the entire society and raises the child wholeheartedly. He names him Roshan.

On the other hand, Meena starts working as assistant to a lawyer, Ashok Kumar (Ashok Kumar). Ashok Kumar starts developing a soft spot for her. They both get married without Meena revealing her past. Mahesh is now a judge and is blessed with a baby boy. One fine day, both Meena's son Roshan (raised by Abdul) and Mahesh's son meet each other in school with their respective parents. In the presence of Mahesh, Abdul tells the principal of the school that he found Roshan in a forest 8 years ago.

In school, Roshan and judge's son become close to each other. They become the best of friends. When other kids make fun of Roshan, the judge's son supports him. One day, he takes Roshan to his home, where his mother Malti welcomes him with love and affection, but Mahesh throws the boy out of his house, saying that he is not worth our respect and love, as he is illegitimate.

After all this, Roshan gets depressed and falls into bad company. Mahesh's son tries to stop him and dies in a car accident. This leaves Roshan under more depression. He gets involved in a theft, but he is innocent. The case comes into the court of Mahesh Kapoor. Abdul goes to Ashok Kumar to fight this case, as he is a lawyer. He tells Ashok, in front of his wife Meena, as to who actually is the mother of Roshan, and that when and under what circumstances he found Roshan. She immediately recognizes Roshan as her son. She testifies in his favour, in the court. Mahesh, recognizing Meena and the son, admits his fault.

Next day, Malti tells Mahesh to go to Abdul's house and bring Roshan, since he is his son. On the other hand, Meena is ready to leave the house sneakingly, but Ashok stops her, saying that he respects her even more now. She can bring the child home. Both Meena and Mahesh go to Abdul's house to ask for Roshan. He first says no, but after that, he gives Roshan to Meena and Ashok Kumar.


All lyrics are written by Sahir Ludhianvi; all music is composed by N. Dutta.

1."Apni Khatir Jeena Hai"Mahendra Kapoor, Sudha Malhotra, Chorus 
2."Daman Mein Daag Laga Baithe"Mohammed Rafi 
3."Jhukti Ghata Gaati Hawa"Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor 
4."Jo Tum Muskura Do"Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor 
5."Kase Kahoon Man Ki Baat"Sudha Malhotra 
6."Tere Pyaar Ka Aasra Chaahta Hoon"Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor 
7."Tu Hindu Banega Na Musalman Banega"Mohammed Rafi 
8."Tu Mere Pyar Ka Phool Hai"Lata Mangeshkar 
9."Title Music" (Instrumental) –  

Box officeEdit

The film grossed 1 crore and was declared as a "Hit" by the box office.[4]

Awards and nominationsEdit


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  2. ^ Awards IMDb.
  3. ^ "Nehru's vision shaped many Bollywood golden oldies". The Times of India. 16 November 2009.
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