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Tapasya (Hindi: तपस्या, English: Penance) is a 1976 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film produced by Tarachand Barjatya for Rajshree Productions. The film is directed by Anil Ganguly, based on story by veteran Bengali novelist Ashapurna Devi. The film stars Raakhee, Parikshat Sahni, Lalita Pawar, Nazir Hussain, A. K. Hangal, and Asrani. The film's music is by Ravindra Jain. It won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for the year. It was remade in Telugu as Sandhya in 1980 starring Sujatha in the title role.[1]

Directed by Anil Ganguly
Produced by Tarachand Barjatya
Rajshree Productions
Written by M. G. Hashmat (dialogues)
Screenplay by Anil Ganguly
Story by Ashapurna Devi
Starring Parikshat Sahni
A. K. Hangal
Nazir Hussain
Music by Ravindra Jain
Cinematography Dilip Ranjan Mukhopadhyay
Edited by Mukhtar Ahmed
Distributed by Rajshri Pictures
Release date
  • 1976 (1976)
Country India
Language Hindi




  • Director - Anil Ganguly
  • Producer - Tarachand Barjatya, Ajit Kumar Barjatya, Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Rajkumar Barjatya
  • Production Company - Rajshri Productions
  • Story - Ashapurna Devi
  • Screenplay - Anil Ganguly
  • Dialogue - M. G. Hashmat
  • Editor - Mukhtar Ahmed
  • Cinematographer - Dilip Ranjan Mukhopadhyay
  • Art Director - Kartick Bose
  • Costume Designer - G. S. Bhosle
  • Choreographer - Madhav Kishan
  • Distributors - Rajshri Pictures


All lyrics written by M. G. Hashmat; all music composed by Ravindra Jain.

1."Bachcho Tum Ho Khel Khilone"Aarti Mukherjee3:58
2."Bhabhi Ki Unglee Mein"Hemlata, Chandrani Mukherjee5:01
3."Do Panchhi Do Tinke"Kishore Kumar, Aarti Mukherjee3:44
4."Jo Raah Chuni Tune"Kishore Kumar6:13



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  2. ^ "23rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011.

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