13 user 7 critic

Waqt (1965)

Members of a family are separated in a natural disaster. Several years down the line, they aren't united but their lives are strangely interconnected.


Yash Chopra


Akhtar Mirza (story) (as F.A. Mirza), Akhtar-Ul-Iman (dialogue)

On Disc

at Amazon

5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Aradhana (1969)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Dashing pilot Arun romances Vandana Tripathi, and both in love with each other, become very intimate, and as a result Vandana gets pregnant. Arun and Vandana have a quiet temple wedding ... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta
Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar
Padosan (1968)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A simple man from a village falls in love with his new neighbor. He enlists the help of his musical-theater friends to woo the lovely girl-next-door away from her music teacher.

Director: Jyoti Swaroop
Stars: Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu, Mehmood
Ittefaq (1969)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Taking place almost entirely over the course of one stormy night, a woman is terrified when an accused murderer escapes from a mental hospital and seeks refuge in her home.

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Nanda, Sujit Kumar
Bobby (1973)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mr. Nath lives a very wealthy lifestyle in India along with his wife, Sushma, and a 6 year old son, Raj. Both he and Sushma lead a very busy life, so much so that they have no quality time ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor
Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Pran
Mera Saaya (1966)
Drama | Musical | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A lawyer's wife dies in his arms. Yet, another woman - identical in appearance and accused of aiding a gang of bandits - claims to be the lawyer's wife. A courtroom drama ensues.

Director: Raj Khosla
Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sadhana, Jagdish Sethi
Shree 420 (1955)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Wearing torn Japanese shoes, English trousers, a red Russian cap, and a Hindustani heart, orphaned Ranbir Raj comes to Bombay to make his fortune. He pawns his gold medal, gambles with the ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor
Stars: Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Nadira
Sangam I (1964)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Sunder Khanna is an orphan and lives a poor lifestyle in India. He is friendly with wealthy Gopal Verma, the only child of Judge Verma; and a wealthy girl named Radha, who is the daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor
Stars: Raj Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala
Trident (1978)
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti, whom he gives up in order to marry a wealthy heiress. Raj does not know of this son,... See full summary »

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor
The Wall (1975)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Vijay struggles as a dockworker. Eventually, he becomes a leading figure of the underworld, while his younger brother, Ravi, is an educated, upright policeman. This divide causes problems in their relationship.

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Suresh Sinha, a famous director, discovers star potential in Shanti, a woman he stumbled into one rainy evening, and casts her as the lead in a film. In a twist of fate, Shanti becomes a superstar and Suresh faces a decline in his career.

Director: Guru Dutt
Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt, Kumari Naaz
Chains (1973)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A tough and honest police officer clashes with a crime boss who, unbeknownst to him, happens to be his parents' murderer.

Director: Prakash Mehra
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Pran
Black Stone (1979)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Inspired by a true mining tragedy the film is about people from all walks of life showing courage and character to fight the forces of nature.

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha


Cast overview, first billed only:
Sunil Dutt ... Bablu / Ravi
Sadhana ... Meena Mittal
Raaj Kumar ... Raju / Raja
Shashi Kapoor ... Munna / Vijay Kumar
Sharmila Tagore ... Renu Khanna
Balraj Sahni ... Lala Kedarnath
Rehman ... Chinoy
Manmohan Krishna Manmohan Krishna ... Mr. Mittal
Jeevan ... Orphanage Warden
Madan Puri ... Balbir
Achala Sachdev ... Laxmi Kedarnath (as Achla Sachdev)
Leela Chitnis ... Mrs. Mittal
Sumati Gupte Sumati Gupte ... Mrs. Kumar Khanna
Surendra Nath Surendra Nath ... Mr. Kumar Khanna


Members of a family are separated in a natural disaster. Several years down the line, they aren't united but their lives are strangely interconnected. Written by Joyojeet

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The moving finger writes...


Drama | Romance


See all certifications »





Hindi | English

Release Date:

28 July 1965 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Time See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

United Producers,B.R. Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The popular swimsuit change scene of Sadhana and Sunil Dutt was initially cut because of censor board restrictions of being overly sensuous according to Indian values. But the scene was restored after a short time as per public demand and filmmaker's struggles. See more »


Ravi violates courtroom procedures and rules of evidence in numerous ways, including badgering witnesses, presenting evidence through means other than testimony, arguing directly to the bench rather than to the jury, etc. See more »


[first lines]
Lala Kedarnath: [subtitled from Hindi]
[stops horsecart]
Lala Kedarnath: Whoa... Get down everyone.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are set over an ever advancing animated shot of space. See more »


Remade as Bhale Abbayilu (1969) See more »


Waqt Se Din Aur Raat
Sung by Mohammad Rafi
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
Music by Ravi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An Excellent Movie - Definitely Worth Watching.
15 April 2009 | by Pratik JasaniSee all my reviews

This is one movie, that whenever I have watched, has always brought tears in my eyes and that is probably because, not only does it remind me of my childhood days and going to the cinema, in this case the "Drive – In" in Kenya with my parents but also because of the music, the songs, the acting and the story.

"Waqt" means time and this is what the Director, has really shown in this movie – time. From the moment, a man is informed that one never knows what is going to happen next and he laughs it off, it sets the tone of the story. Moments later the family experience an earthquake and the whole family gets separated.

Starring Balraj Sahni, Achala Sachdev, Raj Kumar, Sadhana, Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Sunil Dutt, Motilal, Jeevan, Madan Puri, Leela Chitnis and Rehman, the movie is directed by Yash Chopra and is produced by BR Chopra. The superb music is by Ravi.

This movie set the tone for the future hits, such as "Yaadon Ki Baraat" and "Amar Akbar Anthony," where the brothers get separated and not only this but this also involved romance as well.

The late Balraj Sahini, I would say is at his very best here as are Sunil Dutt, Raj Kumar and Shashi Kapoor and all the other cast as well. Raj Kumar is just perfect in his role as a thief as is Sunil Dutt as a lawyer and Shashi Kapoor as a driver and the direction by Yash Chopra is just superb. The songs, and especially the one sung by Balraj Sahni, and the playback by Manna Dey, "Ai Meri Zohra Jabeen," are most memorable – all of them as is the one, "Aage Bhi Jaane Na Tu," by Asha Bhonsle, as well.

Waqt was commercially a very successful film when released and the settings of this just shows how much the late BR Chopra, elder brother of Yash Chopra, was fond of the Hollywood style golden age by use of pink and blue walls, fountains, circular beds and mirrored ceilings and with his he also manages to capture the opulent lifestyle of many in what is now Mumbai.

This is one film that is worth watching whenever one can even if it is on a DVD or television.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed