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Chaudhvin Ka Chand ( Full Moon) is a 1960 Hindi feature film directed by Mohammed Sadiq. A production of Guru Dutt, the film centers on a love triangle between Guru Dutt, Rehman and Waheeda Rehman, and features music by Ravi. Farida Jalal is a guest appearance in the film, her debut.
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 (Guru Dutt) and Nawab (Rehman) are the two friends caught in this love triangle with Jameela (Waheeda Rehman). An integral part of any Guru Dutt film, comic relief was provided by Johnny Walker who plays Mirza Masaraddik Shaiza.

Guru Dutt and Waheeda Reham in 'Chaudhvin ka chand'

Guru Dutt and Waheeda Reham in ‘Chaudhvin ka chand’

Music of this film was offered to composer Ravi and was critically acclaimed, and the lyrics by his all time favourite Shakeel Badayuni. Interestingly, It was a creative choice of Guru Dutt’s to have the title track in color while the rest of the film was Black and White.

Given Below are the lyrics of the title song ” Chaudhvin Ka Chand ho” sung by Mohemmad Rafi.

Chaudhvin ka chand ho, ya aaftaab ho
Jo bhi ho tum Khuda ki kasam, laajawab ho
Chaudhvin ka chand ho…
Are you the full moon, or the sun?
Whatever you are, I swear to God, you are beyond compare!

Zulfein hain jaise kaandhon pe baadal jhuke hue
Aankhen hain jaisi mey ke peyaale bhare hue
Masti hai jis mein pyar ki, tum woh sharaab ho
Chaudhvin ka chand ho…
Your hair is like a soft cloud kissing your shoulders
Your eyes are like two goblets
And you are the wine that fills them with a zest for love.

Chehra hai jaise jheel mein hansta hua kanwal
Ya zindagi ke saaz pe chaidi hui ghazal
Jaane bahaar tum kisi shaayar ka khwaab ho
Chaudhvin ka chand ho…
Your face is like a beautiful lake on which your smile is a blooming lotus flower
Or, it is like an ode from the instrument of life
My dear, you are a poet’s dream.

Honthon pe khelti hain tabassum ki bijiliyaan
Sajde tumhaari raah mein karti hain kaikashaan
Duniya-e-husno ishq ka tum hi shabaab ho
Chaudhvin ka chand ho, ya aaftab ho
Jo bhi ho tum Khuda ki kasam, lajawaab ho…
Your smile is lightning upon your lips
Upon your entrance, any group of people will fall to the ground, overwhelmed.
Of all the beauties in the world, you are the epitome.
Are you are a full moon, or the sun?
Whatever you are, my God you are incomparable!

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