Kaajal-Movie Memorabilia

Directed by Ram Maheshwari
Produced by Pannalal Maheshwari
Written by Kidar Sharma (dialogue)
Screenplay by Phani Majumdar
Story by Gulshan Nanda
Based on Maadhavi
by Gulshan Nanda
Starring Meena Kumari
Raaj Kumar
Music by Ravi
Cinematography Sudhin Majumdar
Edited by Keshav Nanda
Famous Cine Studios, Tardeo, Mumbai
Release date

6 May 1965

Country India



The Munim (clerk) in Ranimaa’s family lives with his son, Kaushal and daughter, Madhavi. After he dies, Ranimaa brings up both children as her own, along with her only son, Rajesh. Years later, Rajesh has grown up and is of marriageable age. He meets with beautiful Bhanu Saxena and both fall in love with each other. Kaushal dies in a boating accident shortly after this, leaving behind a devastated Madhavi. Rajesh blames himself and Ranimaa for his death. A few months later, Rajesh marries Bhanu and she moves in with them. Bhanu dislikes Madhavi and would like her out of the way, she goes to the extent of accusing her of having an affair with her husband. Under pressure, Madhavi goes to kill herself, and is rescued by a young man named Moti. Rajesh likes Moti and would like him to marry Madhavi, to which he agrees. After the marriage, Madhavi bids adieu to Ranimaa, and Rajesh, and moves in with Moti. What Madhavi does not know that Moti had an agenda and an ulterior motive for marrying her, and it seems she has been dumped from the frying pan into the fire.

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