Dr. Vidya

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Dr. Vidya
Directed byRajendra Bhatia
Produced byMohan Segal
Written byScreenplay:Sachin Bhowmik
Dialogue:Sarishar Sailani
StarringVyjayanthimala
Manoj Kumar
Leela Chitnis
Nazir Hussain
Music byS. D. Burman
CinematographyC. S. Puttu
Edited byPratap Dave
Production
company
Mohan Studio
Distributed byDeluxe Films
Release date
1962
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Box office80,00,000

Dr. Vidya (Hindi: डॉक्टर विद्या) is a 1962 Hindi Black-and-white Romantic family film written by Mohan Segal and directed by Rajendra Bhatia. The film starred Vyjayanthimala in the title role and Manoj Kumar in the lead, with Leela Chitnis, Nazir Hussain, Helen, Sunder, Madan Puri, Prem Chopra and Mumtaz Begum, forming an ensemble cast. The film was produced by Mohan Segal under his own banner, Deluxe Films. The film's score was composed by S. D. Burman, with lyrics provided by Majrooh Sultanpuri and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. While the editing was done by Pratap Dave. This story was adopted from the Marathi film Shikleli Bayko (1959) (Meaning " Educated Wife").

Plot[edit]

The movie was shot in an era when educated people in cities were getting influenced by the western culture, hence the people from rural areas who placed a lot of importance to values and culture, strongly abstained from marrying into city people's homes. Geeta is a girl from a well-to-do family and is well educated, her parents had brought up her with traditional values and respect for those values. After her graduation, her parents decide to marry her off with Ratan Chowdhury, the son of a zamindar, who had the mind frame that a highly educated wife would be incapable of handling and managing a home, especially in a joint family. Later, he marries Geeta, but his mentality and the talk of others stop him from accepting her. He disowns her and poor Geeta has to go back to her parents' house.

Even after lot of insistence from her parents and friends, she refuses to remarry. Instead, she continues her studies to become a doctor. After garnering a degree in medical science, she goes back to Ratan's village as Vidya. She wants to clear the wrong perceptions that Ratan has about her. Ratan couldn't recognise her, as he had not even seen her face, even during marriage. He falls in love with Vidya and intends to marry her, but one day during the annual cart race, Ratan meets with an accident and suffers a very bad injury, after which needs surgery. Due to unavailability of any other doctor, Geeta has to do the job. She performs it successfully. Will Ratan accept Geeta in her new avataar?

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Dr. Vidya
Soundtrack album by
Released1962 (India)
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelSa Re Ga Ma
ProducerSachin Dev Burman
Sachin Dev Burman chronology
Baat Ek Raat Ki
(1962)
Dr. Vidya
(1962)
Tere Ghar Ke Samne
(1963)

The film's soundtrack was composed by S. D. Burman with lyrics provided by Majrooh Sultanpuri and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan.[1]

No. Song Singers Picturization Length (m:ss) Lyrics Notes
1 "Aayi Hai Dilruba Are Tujh Ko Kya " Asha Bhosle, Geeta Dutt Feature actress Vyjayanthimala and Helen in a dance competition 8:20 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
2 "Aye Dil-E-Awaara Chal Phir Wahin Dobaara" Mukesh Featuring Manoj Kumar 3:14 Majrooh Sultanpuri
3 "Bheegi Bheegi Aankhon Pe Parda" Lata Mangeshkar Picturisation on Vyjayanthimala and Manoj Kumar 8:20 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
4 "Jaani Tum To Dole Daga Deke" Lata Mangeshkar Duet on actress Vyjayanthimala and Manoj Kumar 3:49 Majrooh Sultanpuri
5 "Khanke Kangna Bindiya Hanse" Lata Mangeshkar Picturization on Vyjayanthimala 3:16 Majrooh Sultanpuri
6 "Main Kal Phir Miloongi" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar Duet featuring the lead pair 3:34 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
7 "Pawan Diwani Na Maane" Lata Mangeshkar Featuring Vyjayanthimala performing Indian classical dance 3:19 Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 "Yoon Hans Hans Ke Na Dekho" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle Featuring Prem Chopra and Helen 3:47 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Box office[edit]

At the end of its theatrical run, the film grossed around 80,00,000 with a net of 40,00,000, thus becoming the eighteenth highest-grossing film of 1962 with a verdict of average success at box office India.[2] While Ibosnetwork.com had reported that the film had grossed around 50,00,000 and declared the film as the fifteenth highest-grossing film.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dr. Vidya (1962)". Raaga.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Box Office 1962". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Dr Vidya". Ibosnetwork.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Box Office Results: Top Grosses by Decades and Years - 1962". Ibosnetwork.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012.

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