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Directed byR. C. Talwar
Produced byR. C. Talwar
Written byRamanand Sagar
Screenplay byRamanand Sagar
Story byRamanand Sagar
StarringDilip Kumar
Pratima Devi
Leela Chitnis
Music bySajjad Hussain
CinematographyPrakash Malhotra
Edited byRanvir
Talwar Films Ltd.
Distributed byTalwar Films Ltd.
Release date
  • 28 November 1952 (1952-11-28)
Running time
141 mins
Box officeest. 0.9 crore (est. 94 crore as of 2016)

Sangdil (transl. Stone-hearted) is a 1952 film directed by R. C. Talwar. The film is an adaptation of the 1847 Charlotte Brontë classic novel Jane Eyre. The film stars Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and Leela Chitnis. The film's music is by Sajjad Hussain and film song lyrics by Rajinder Krishan.[1][2]

Sangdil was theatrically released on 28 November 1952 and became a commercial success. It was Dilip Kumar and Madhubala's second film together after Ram Daryani's Tarana (1951).


Shankar (Dilip Kumar) and Kamla (Madhubala) are childhood sweethearts who are unfortunately separated at a young age. They meet years later and rekindle their romance, but Shankar has a lot of dark secrets. When they are about to be married, a man shows up and confronts Shankar about his "wife", and asks him how he can marry again and cheat his first "wife".

It is then revealed that Shankar's mother, in a bout of greed, tricked him into "marrying" a mentally challenged rich woman. The insane woman is kept locked up in a dungeon. Kamal is hurt that Shankar hid all this from her and goes back to her village, despite Shankar's desperate pleas for her to stay with him. The lovers are heartbroken without each other.

Finally, when she returns to Shankar, Kamla finds out that his entire mansion was accidentally burned by the insane woman, who herself was a victim in the fire accident. She goes in search of Shankar, but realises that he was blinded in the fire. However, they declare their love for each other and are happily united .



The music of the film was composed by music director Sajjad Hussain and film song lyrics were by Rajinder Krishan[1][2]

  • "Ye Hawa Ye Raat Ye Chandni"- Talat Mahmood[2]
  • "Dil Me Sama Gaye Sajjan"- Talat Mahmood, Lata Mangeshkar
  • "Dharati Se Dur Gore Baadalon Ke Paar"- Asha Bhosle, Geeta Dutt
  • "Le Chal Waha Piya Jahan Tera Mera Jiya"- Shamshad Begum
  • "Darshan Pyaasi Aai Daasi"- Geeta Dutt
  • "Woh To Chale Gaye Ai Dil Yaad Se Unaki Pyaar Kar"- Lata Mangeshkar
  • "Dard Bhari Kisi Ki Yaad"- Asha Bhosle
  • "Kahan Ho Kahan Mere Jiwan Sahaare"- Talat Mahmood

Box office[edit]

Sangdil was the seventh highest-grossing film of 1952. It grossed ₹0.9 crore, including a nett of ₹0.45 crore. Adjusted for inflation, its gross was equivalent to ₹94 crore in 2016. Box Office India declared it a semi-hit.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e Sangdil (1952 film) on Complete Index To World Film (C.I.T.W.F.) website Retrieved 15 November 2020
  2. ^ a b c Param Arunachalam (13 June 2015). "Bollywood Retrospect: Sajjad Hussain's musical gems". DNA India website. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  3. ^ (V. Gangadhar) Role model (actress Shammi's profile) Rediff On The Net website, Retrieved 15 November 2020
  4. ^ "Box Office By Year (1952) - Bollywood website". Box Office By Year (1952) - Bollywood MuVyz. Retrieved 4 November 2020.

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