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Cast

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Jameela
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Aslam
Rehman ...
Pyare Mohan / Nawab Sahib
Minoo Mumtaz ...
Rehana (as Minu Mumtaz)
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Mirza Masaraddik Shaiza
Mumtaz Begum ...
Pyare Miyan's Mother
Praveen Paul ...
Shaiza's Mother (as Pravin Paul)
Naazi
Noorjahan
Raziyah ...
(as Razia)
Zebunissa
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Naseeban (as Uma Devi)
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(as Baby Farida)
Kesarbai ...
(as Kaiserbai)
Lata Sinha
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The setting is the city of Lucknow in northern India, where Islamic culture flourished. Two of the three best friends who live in this city have fallen in love with the same woman named Jameela unknowingly. Aslam and Nawab are the two friends caught in this love triangle. Written by Anonymous

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July 1961 (Soviet Union)  »

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The Moon of the Fourteenth  »

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The film was made in a time when Technicolor was just introduced in Indian film making. A trend was popular those days in which some important or dramatic scenes would be shot in colour and the rest in black and white. In this film, the title track Chaudhvin Ka Chand sequence got this chance. See more »

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Featured in East Is East (1999) See more »

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Chaudvin Ka chand Ho Ya Aaftaab Ho
Sung by Mohammad Rafi
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The original love triangle . . .
19 December 2000 | by (L.A.) – See all my reviews

This movie can be declared as the effective starter of love triangles in Hindi movies. There have been an unbelievable number of lift offs of this story since then. However it does not in any way reduce the repeat value of this movie. Guru Dutt shows us how to handle a theme of love that could have only a tragic ending. Vahida Rahman looks most beautiful and the title song by Rafi deserves all the acclaim it received.


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