Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli

Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli (lit. 'Water without Fish, Dance without Lightning') is a 1971 Bollywood romance film directed by V. Shantaram, with Sandhya and Abhijeet as leads, along with Vatsala Deshmukh and Dina Pathak.

Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli
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Directed byV. Shantaram
Produced byV. Shantaram Productions
Music byLaxmikant-Pyarelal
Release date
27 January 1971[1]

This was the first Indian film for which all songs were recorded in stereophonic sound. The film, however, had mono soundtrack. All songs were recorded and mixed by Mangesh Desai at V. Shantaram's Rajkamal Kalamandir studios.


Alaknanda lives a wealthy lifestyle with her widowed dad, Dr. Verma. She is fond of dancing and singing to such an extent that she refuses to marry the groom her dad has chosen for, runs away to Laitpur, enlists in the song and dance troupe that Rajkumar Kailash runs in his palatial house called "Lalit Mahal". Both Kailash and Alaknanda meet and fall in love, but Kailash's mom wants him to marry Rajkumari Rupmati. Then, when Alaknanda is performing, she meets with an accident and is hospitalized with a fractured leg that may never heal. Afraid to show her face to Kailash, who still insists on marrying her, she uses her crutches to escape from the hospital, ends up with a gang of bandits, is rescued by Kailash and brought home - where circumstances will again put her on the stage to perform a dance. The question remains how can a cripple perform a dance?



The music of this movie was composed by Laxmikant–Pyarelal.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Taron Mein Sajke Apne Suraj Se" Mukesh
2 "Baat Hai Ek Boond Si" Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh
3 "Kajra Laga Ke" Lata Mangeshkar
4 "Jal Bin Machhli" Lata Mangeshkar
5 "Jo Main Chali, Phir Na Miloongi" Lata Mangeshkar
6 "O Mitwa" Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh


  1. ^ Madhura Pandit Jasraj (2015). V. Shantaram: The Man Who Changed Indian Cinema. Hay House.

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