Jyoti (1981 film)

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Jyoti (transl. Light) is a 1981 Indian Hindi-language drama film, produced and directed by Pramod Chakravarty under the Pramod Films banner. It stars Jeetendra, Hema Malini with music composed by Bappi Lahiri. The film is based on the Bengali novel Swayamsiddha by Manilal Banerjee.[1]

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byPramod Chakravarty
Screenplay bySachin Bhaumick
Based onSwayamsiddha
by Manilal Banerjee
Produced byPramod Chakravarty
Hema Malini
CinematographyS.R.K. Murthy
Edited byNarendra Arora
Music byBappi Lahiri
Pramod Films
Release date
  • 6 May 1981 (1981-05-06)
Running time
144 minutes


The film begins with a Zamindar who has married Rani Sunanda after the death of his first wife. He has two sons the elder one Govind Pratap Singh is mentally retarded and mercilessly flogged by his step-mother. Niranjan Pratap Singh the younger is a vice who is under the clutches of vindictive Diwan Amirchand. Once, Gauri an intrepid village girl challenges the slave-driving attitude of Niranjan. Impressed by it, Zamindar fixes her alliance with Niranjan which Sunanda vetoes. Hence, to protect his honor Zamindar wedlocks Gauri with Govind. Soon after, the truth comes forward but as a woman of virtue, Gauri accepts him and lands at the palace. Thereby, she learns that Govind has been intentionally made dopey by his remorseless stepmother. Now, Gauri with her will makes an austerity, turning Govind into intelligent & gallant. Zamindar is amazed to spot a meteoritic change in Govind and decides to entrust his responsibilities which begrudge Niranjan. So, he menaces his father for his share when he writes a will in the name of Govind and dies. Then, Niranjan conspires with heinous Amirchand who betrays him when Govind & Gauri comes to his rescue. At last, Niranjan pleads for pardon and Sunanda also reforms. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the reunion of the family.



The music was composed by Bappi Lahiri.[2] The song "Chidiya Chon Chon" is based on "Marianne" by Roaring Lion.[3] The song "Thoda Resham Lagta Hai" had fallen into obscurity for over two decades,[4] but gained national attention in 2002 when it was sampled by American producer DJ Quik for the Truth Hurts song "Addictive" which led to a legal dispute that was ultimately resolved. Shortly thereafter, the original song was remixed by Indian composer Harry Anand as "Kaliyon Ka Chaman",[5] sung by Assamese singer Shaswati Phukan.[6]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Angrai Leke Prem" Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Chidiya Chon Chon" Kishore Kumar
3 "Sooni Sej Saja Doon" Lata Mangeshkar
4 "Sun Ri Yashoda Maiya" Lata Mangeshkar
5 "Thoda Resham Lagta Hai" Lata Mangeshkar


  1. ^ Arunachalam 2020, p. 40.
  2. ^ "Jyoti (1981)". Hungama. Archived from the original on 9 March 2022. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  3. ^ "JLo copies Bappi Lahiri?". The Times of India. 5 April 2011. Archived from the original on 12 May 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  4. ^ Jha, Subhash K (2 November 2002). "Lata Mangeshkar didn't remember Thoda resham". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 22 January 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  5. ^ Roberts 2016, pp. 168–169.
  6. ^ Borgohain, Ananya (7 August 2016). "Brahmaputris: daughters of Assam". The Pioneer. Archived from the original on 7 December 2021. Retrieved 7 December 2021.


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