Jwar Bhata (1944 film)

Jwar Bhata (lit.'High and low tides') is a 1944 black and white Indian drama film directed by Amiya Chakravarty. It marked the debut of Dilip Kumar, who went on to become one of the most famous actors in Bollywood.[1] The film also featured Mridula Rani, Shamim Bano, Agha, Vikram Kapoor, K. N. Singh, Khalil, and Mumtaz Ali. It was produced by Bombay Talkies. The music director was Anil Biswas.

Jwar Bhata
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Directed byAmiya Chakravarty
StarringRuma Guha Thakurta
Agha Khan
Dilip Kumar
Vikram Kapoor
Mridula Rani
Shamim Bano
Music byAnil Biswas (composer)
CinematographyRadhu Karmakar
Release date
Nov 29, 1944


An elderly man has two daughters named Rama (Shamim) and Renu (Mridula) of marriageable age. When the millionaire scion Narendra (Aga Jaan), who is slated to marry Rama, disguises himself to take a peek at his future bride, he mistakes Renu for Rama, and the two fall in love. When the mistake is discovered after the wedding, Renu curses God and is kicked out the house for heresy. She meets a wandering musician named Jagdish (Dilip Kumar), before returning home to learn that her sister is pregnant and terminally ill. They are faced with the stark choice of saving the life of the mother or the baby, until Renu makes up with God, prompting a miracle.


  • Dilip Kumar as Jagdish
  • Shamin as Rama
  • Mridula Rani as Renu
  • Aga Jaan as Narendra


1."Bhool Jana Chahti Hoon"Parul Ghosh02:48
2."Sanjh Ki Bela Panchhi Akela"Aroon Kumar03:01
3."Bhoola Bhatka Path Hara Man"Manna Dey, Parul Ghosh03:28
4."Gao Kabir Udao Abir"Anil Biswas02:54
5."More Angne Mein Chitki Chandni"Parul Ghosh03:09
6."Andhkar Jalte Jugnu Ke Sanam (Duet)"Parul Ghosh, Aroon Kumar03:08
7."Andkhar Jalte Jugnu Ke Sanam (Female)"Parul Ghosh03:12
8."Prabhu Charanon Mein Deep Jalao"Parul Ghosh, Amirbai Karnataki03:16
9."Sarson Peeli"Aroon Kumar, Renu03:27
Total length:28:23

Release and Reception

Premiered on 29 Nov 1944 in Majestic Talkies Mumbai, the film was a decent hit in Mumbai but failed at other places. In the end it was a box office disappointment.


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