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Sohni Mahiwal (Hindi: सोनी महिवाल, Russian: Легенда о любви, translit. Legenda o lyubvi) is a 1984 India-USSR film based on the story of Sohni Mahiwal, directed by Umesh Mehra and Latif Faiziyev (USSR), produced by F. C. Mehra. It stars Sunny Deol and Poonam Dhillon in pivotal roles.[1] The writers were Shanti Prakash Bakshi and Javed Siddiqui. The music was scored by Anu Malik. Choreographer P. L. Raj.

Sohni Mahiwal
Promotional Postero
Directed byUmesh Mehra
Latif Faiziyev
Produced byF. C. Mehra
Screenplay byShanti Prakash Bakshi
Javed Siddiqui
StarringSunny Deol
Poonam Dhillon
Zeenat Aman
Music byAnu Malik
Anand Bakshi (lyrics)
CinematographyS. Pappu
Edited byM. S. Shinde
Distributed byEagle Films
Release date
  • 29 June 1984 (1984-06-29) (India)
  • December 1984 (1984-12) (USSR)
Running time
142 min
CountryIndia, USSR
LanguageHindi, Russian



Shahzada Izzat Beg comes to India with his caravan and settles in a town in Punjab. Here he falls in love with Sohni, who keeps a shop in metal pots. Izzat Beg buys a pot from her with whatever money he had and they were attracted to each other. Sohni dispensed with her servant and kept Izzat Beg instead. This gave them more opportunity to meet. This was a scandal in the town and Sohni was perforce married to Rehman, who was slightly off his head. Sohni continued meeting Izzat Beg, who went out fishing. When the atmosphere became too hot for them they jointly took a watery grave for their love.


  • Sunny Deol as Mirza Izzat Beg
  • Poonam Dhillon as Sohni
  • Pran as Tulla
  • Tanuja as Tulla's wife
  • Shammi Kapoor as Peer Baba
  • Zeenat Aman as Zarina
  • Gulshan Grover as Noor
  • Rakesh Bedi as Salamat
  • Frunzik Mkrtchyan as Warrior
  • Zikir Mukhamedzhanov (as Zakir Mohed Janou) Izzat's father
  • Nabi Rakhimov as Karavan-baqi
  • Zulkhumor Muminova (as Z. Muminova) Salamati
  • Gulchekhra Dzhamilova (as G. Dzhamilova) Malkani
  • Isamat Ergashev as Djabru
  • Natalya Krachkovskaya (as N. Krachkovskaya) Woman in the caravan
  • Uchkur Rakhmanov (as U. Rakhmanov) Man in the caravan
  • Tamara Hovhannisyan (as Tamara Oganesyan) Izzat's mother
  • Mazhar Khan as Rashid
  • Sanat Divanov (as S. Divanov) Bodyguard


# Title Singer(s)
1 "Sohni Meri Sohni" Anwar, Asha Bhosle
2 "Sohni Chinab De Kinare" Anupama Deshpande
3 "Mujhe Dulhe Ka Sehra" Asha Bhosle, Shabbir Kumar
4 "Bol Do Mithe Bol Soneya" Asha Bhosle, Shabbir Kumar
5 "Chand Ruka Hai" Asha Bhosle
6 "Sohni Chinab De Kinare" (II) Anupama Deshpande
7 "Rab Bhi Bulata" (deadly part) Mohammed Aziz


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Sohni Mahiwal Movie Overview". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Filmfare Award Winners - 1984". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Awards". IMDB.
  4. ^ "The Nominations - 1984". Filmfare Awards.

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