Ek Chadar Maili Si

Ek Chadar Maili Si is a 1986 film, directed by Sukhwant Dhadda, and is an adaptation of Rajinder Singh Bedi's classic Urdu novella by the same name.[1] The novel won the 1965 Sahitya Akademi Award.[2]

Ek Chadar Maili Si
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Promotional Poster
Directed bySukhwant Dhadda
Produced byG.M. Singh Nindrajog
Written byPhani Majumdar (Screenplay)
Makhan Singh (Screenplay)
Rajinder Singh Bedi (Story)
Madan Joshi (Dialogue)
StarringHema Malini
Rishi Kapoor
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Poonam Dhillon
Music byAnu Malik
CinematographyShaji N. Karun
Edited bySubhash Sehgal
Release date
28 August 1986

The film stars Hema Malini, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rishi Kapoor and Poonam Dhillon in lead roles. It is known for its performances by its lead cast and cinematography by Shaji N. Karun.[by whom?]


Rajinder Singh Bedi had wanted to make this film himself in the 1960s, with Geeta Bali and Dharmendra in the lead, but with the death of Geeta Bali the project was shelved.[3]


Rano (Hema Malini), a feisty woman, lives in a village with her drunkard husband, Triloka (Kulbhushan Kharbanda), and their two children. Her mother-in-law, Zinda (Dina Pathak), constantly berates her for her inadequate dowry, even years after her marriage. Only her father-in-law, Hazur Singh (A. K. Hangal), an old blind man, is kind towards her, but can do little. The only member of the family who can save her from the wrath of Triloka is her brother-in-law, Mangal (Rishi Kapoor). One night, Triloka drops a young girl left behind at the railway station to a nearby inn. The next morning when the girl is found raped, her brother kills Triloka in rage. After her husband is murdered, Rano is forced to marry her brother-in-law, Mangal, who is a good ten years younger than her. He abuses her the same way as her husband did in his frustration once after marrying her. Raji (Poonam Dhillon) a gypsy girl, plays Mangal's love interest.



# Title Singer(s)
1 "Mata Rani De Darbaar" Dilraj Kaur
2 "Log To Mandir Masjit Jayen" Shabbir Kumar, Asha Bhosle
3 "Mar Gayee Mar Gayee" Gurcharan Kaur Bagan, Asha Bhosle
4 "Is Duniya Mein Aurat Kya Hai" Asha Bhosle
5 "Main Mafhi Mangne Aaya" Shabbir Kumar


  1. ^ "ik Chadar Adhorani, The novel". Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 17 October 2007.
  2. ^ Sahitya Akademi Awards – Urdu Archived 16 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine 1955–2007. Sahitya Akademi Official listings.
  3. ^ Punjabi Film fare, The Tribune, Sunday, 5 December 2004

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