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Gumrah (English: Astray) is a 1963 Hindi film produced and directed by B. R. Chopra. The film stars Sunil Dutt, Ashok Kumar, Mala Sinha, Nirupa Roy, Deven Verma and Shashikala. The music was composed by Ravi and the lyrics were by Sahir Ludhianvi. The film was a box office success. It was remade in Malayalam as Vivahitha (1970).[1] For her performance, Shashikala won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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Directed byB. R. Chopra
Produced byB. R. Chopra
StarringSunil Dutt
Ashok Kumar
Mala Sinha
Nirupa Roy
Music byRavi
Edited byPran Mehra
Release date



Meena (Mala Sinha) and Kamla (Nirupa Roy) are two daughters of a wealthy Nainital resident. While Kamla lives with her established attorney husband, Ashok (Ashok Kumar), in Mumbai, Meena is in love with artist-singer Rajendra (Sunil Dutt). When Kamla comes to Nainital for her delivery, she comes to know of Meena's affair and plans to get her married to Rajendra. Ashok however, is totally unaware of this fact.

Before Kamla can do this, she dies after falling off a cliff near her father's home. Afraid that her sister's children will be ill-treated by a stepmother, Meena is compelled to marry Ashok. Ashok does not know about her love affair with Rajendra. For a while things go well, until she meets Rajendra again. He follows her to Mumbai, and they begin meeting secretly.

One day, Meena is caught by Leela (Shashikala), a woman who claims to be Rajendra's wife and who begins blackmailing her. Meena's life comes to a crisis, and she is forced to make a choice between Rajendra and Ashok.

The movie examines the conflict of a married woman who is caught between her feelings for her lover and her duty to her husband and family. A bold theme for the times (1963), the same conflict is examined again in the 2005 Akshay Kumar-starrer Bewafaa.



All lyrics written by Sahir Ludhianvi; all music composed by Ravi.

1."Aa Bhi Ja"Mahendra Kapoor 
2."Aa Ja Aa Ja Re"Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhosle 
3."Aap Aaye To"Mahendra Kapoor 
4."Chalo Ek Baar Phir Se"Mahendra Kapoor 
5."Ek Pardesi Door Se Aaya"Asha Bhosle 
6."Ek Thi Ladki Meri Saheli"Asha Bhosle 
7."Tujhko Mera Pyar Pukare"Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhosle 



  1. ^ Vijayakumar, B. (17 June 2012). "Vivahitha 1970". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Lokapally, Vijay (28 October 2011). "Gumrah (1963)". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  3. ^ "11th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved 13 September 2011.

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