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Full Moon (1960)

Chaudhvin Ka Chand (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 1960 (India)
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 ... See full summary »


M. Sadiq


Tabish Sultanpuri (dialogue director), Saghir Usmani (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Waheeda Rehman ... Jameela
Guru Dutt ... Aslam
Rehman ... Pyare Miyan / Nawab Sahib
Minoo Mumtaz Minoo Mumtaz ... Rehana (as Minu Mumtaz)
Johnny Walker ... Mirza Masaraddik Shaida
Mumtaz Begum ... Pyare Miyan's Mother
Praveen Paul Praveen Paul ... Shaida's Mother (as Pravin Paul)
Naazi Naazi
Noor Jehan ... (as Noorjehan)
Razia Razia
Zebunissa Zebunissa
Tun Tun ... Naseeban (as Uma Devi)
Farida Jalal ... Shaida's little sister (as Baby Farida)
Kesarbai Kesarbai ... (as Kaiserbai)
Lata Sinha Lata Sinha


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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Drama | Musical | Romance


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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 »

Alternate Versions

Later release prints have 2 song sequences in color. See more »


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Chaudvin Ka chand Ho Ya Aaftaab Ho
Sung by Mohammad Rafi
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A classic musical tragicomedy
11 May 2007 | by SpondonmanSee all my reviews

This was a seminal Indian film from their Golden Age, with the musical poetry taking up nearly a quarter of its total running time but leaving you wishing it could have been even more.

It centres around the Islamic custom Purdah of veiled women not showing their faces to men outside of their immediate family. The trouble begins when a man catches a glimpse of a beautiful woman, sets out his plans to win her with the help of his friend but ultimately bringing tragedy on their collective heads. It's a simple quintessential Bollywood tale that unfolds on the screen, it definitely looks more complex in print! Although Waheeda Rehman and Guru Dutt never looked lovelier it was really the incomparable Rafi's film, from the mesmerisingly sung soft Technicolor Chaudvin Ka Chand to the heartbroken b&w Mili Khak Mein Mohabbat; Asha had a fine song in Dil Ke Kahaani (also in Technicolor), while Lata shone with Badle Badle in atmospheric melancholic b&w. Johnny Walker was here too providing a bit of light relief as usual – so what more could anyone want!

A sad tale but nothing heavy - for a glimpse of the beauty of another world, recommended.

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Urdu | Hindi

Release Date:

1960 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Moon of the Fourteenth See more »

Filming Locations:

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Magnasync)
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