Jwar Bhata

Jwar Bhata is a 1944 black and white Indian drama film directed by Amiya Chakravarty. It marked the debut of Dilip Kumar, who went on to become one of the most famous actors in Bollywood. The film also featured Mridula Rani, Shamim Bano, Agha (father of Jalal Agha), Vikram Kapoor, K. N. Singh, Khalil, and Mumtaz Ali (father of Mahmood). It was produced by Bombay Talkies. The music director was Anil Biswas.


An elderly man has two daughters named Rama (Shamim) and Renu (Mridula) of marriageable age. When the millionaire scion Narendra (Aga Jaan), who is slated to marry Rama, disguises himself to take a peek at his future bride, he mistakes Renu for Rama, and the two fall in love. When the mistake is discovered after the wedding, Renu curses God and is kicked out the house for heresy. She meets a wandering musician named Jagdish (Dilip Kumar), before returning home to learn that her sister is pregnant and terminally ill. They are faced with the stark choice of saving the life of the mother or the foetus, until Renu makes up with God, prompting a miracle.

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    contentLocation Mumbai
    director Amiya Chakravarty
    genre drama
    keywords elderly man kick out wander wed
    musicBy Anil Biswas
    theme romantic drama