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Kalpana is a romantic 1960 Bollywood film starring Ashok Kumar, Padmini, Ragini, Iftekhar, Achala Sachdev and Sunder.

Directed byR.K. Rakhan
Produced byT.S. Ganesh
Ashok Kumar
Written byAkhtar-Ul-Iman, Jalal Malihabadi, R.K. Rakhan
StarringAshok Kumar
Music byO.P. Nayyar
CinematographyRatan L. Nagar
Edited byBimal Roy
Ashok Pictures Pvt. Ltd.
Release date


Widower Amar leads a middle-class lifestyle in Bombay along with his widowed mom, and a daughter, Munni, whose mom passed away just 3 days after giving birth and makes a living working as the Principal of Bharti Kala Kendra. When he goes for a vacation to Kashmir with his Butler, D'Souza, he meets with and falls in love with a woman named Kalpana and includes her in his painting. They meet several times and are drawn to each other. One day when Amar goes to propose, he finds out they have left for an unknown destination. When he returns home by train he meets with another young woman, Asha, who he subsequently hires as the Kendra's Dance Instructress. He takes her home to meet his mom, and Munni and both approve of her hoping that she will marry Amar. Then Amar watches Kalpana performing a dance item in the theater, meets with her and both rekindle their romance. Asha notices this and steps away, albeit heartbroken. Amar asks Kalpana to go and meet his mother and Munni, which she does. It is during this meeting that they will get an unexpected visitor, none other than Johar, who is Kalpana's brother, and this is when the truth about Kalpana, her mom, and their background will surface - changing everyone's lives forever.


  • Ashok Kumar as Amar
  • Padmini as Kalpana
  • Ragini as Asha Devi
  • S. Nazir
  • Sunder as D'Souza
  • Achala Sachdev as Kishoribai
  • Balam
  • Pachhi
  • Sarita Devi
  • Baby Farida as Munni
  • Rani Kumari
  • Harbans
  • Amrit
  • Khatana
  • Iftekhar as Johar
  • Shakil Nomani
  • Bharadwaj as Chairman of Bharti Kala Kendra
  • Ibne Hasan
  • Keshav
  • Lalitha as Woman (uncredited)


The music of the film was composed by O.P. Nayyar and Lyrics by Jan Nissar Akhtar, Hasrat Jaipuri, Qamar Jalalabadi and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan.

# Song Title Singer(s)
1 "Beqasi Had Se Jab Guzar Jaae" Asha Bhosle
2 "Tu Hai Mera Prem Devta" Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey
3 "O Ji Saawan Mein Hoon Bekarar" Asha Bhosle
4 "Mai Khidki Pe Aaungi" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
5 "Jaaye Jahan Meri Nazar" Asha Bhosle
6 "Hamein Maaro Na Nainon Ke Baan" Asha Bhosle
7 "Pyara Pyara Hai Sama" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
8 "Aa Assalaam Aalekum Babu Kaho Kaisa Haal Hai" Sudha Malhotra, Asha Bhosle
9 "Aana Aana Atariya Pe Aana" Asha Bhosle
10 "Hamko Samajh Na Lijiye" Asha Bhosle

External linksEdit

Kalpana on IMDb