Laila Majnu is a 1976 Hindi movie based on the legendary story of Layla and Majnun. This film version is directed by Harnam Singh Rawail and stars Rishi Kapoor, Ranjeeta, Danny Denzongpa, Aruna Irani, Asrani, Iftekhar, Tom Alter and Ranjeet. The film's music is by Madan Mohan and Jaidev.

Directed by    Harnam Singh Rawail
Produced by  Ram B. C.,
                         Seeroo Daryani
Written by      Abrar Alvi,
                         Anjana Rawail,
                         Harnam Singh Rawail
Starring          Rishi Kapoor,
                        Ranjeeta Kaur,
                        Danny Dengzongpa,
                        Aruna Irani,
                        Raza Murad
Music by       Madan Mohan,

Production company  Chandivali Studio,
                                        Essel Studios,
                                        Famous Cine Studios,
                                        Filmistan Studios,
                                        R.K. Studios,
                                        Shree Sound Studio
Distributed by               De Luxe Films

Release date                11 November 1976 (India)
Running time               141 minutes

Country                         India,
                                       West Germany,
                                       Soviet Union
Language                     Hindi

Layla and Majnun, and Layla and Majnun also known as The Madman and Layla - (Persian: لیلی و مجنون‎‎) in Arabic مجنون و ليلى (Majnun and Layla) or قيس وليلى (Qays and Layla), in Persian: لیلی و مجنون (Leyli and Madjnun), (Leyli və Məcnun) in Azeri - is a classical Arabic story of star-crossed lovers. It is based on the real story of a young man called Qays ibn al-Mulawwah (Arabic: قيس بن الملوح) from the northern Arabian Peninsula. In one version, he spent his youth together with Layla, tending their flocks. In the other version, upon seeing Layla he fell passionately in love with her. In both versions, however, he went mad when her father prevented him from marrying her; for that reason he came to be called Majnun Layla, which means "Layla's Lunatic." It is a love story that originated as poem in 11th Century Arabia, later was adopted by the Persian poet Nizami Ganjaviwho also wrote "Khosrow and Shirin". It is the third of his five long narrative poems, Khamsa (the Quintet).


Film's music is by Madan Mohan and Jaidev with lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi.

Song      Singer (s)
"Husn Hazir Hai"
     Lata Mangeshkar
"Tere Dar Pa Aaya Hoon"
     Mohammed Rafi
"Hoke Mayoos Tere Dar Se"
     Mohammed Rafi,
     Aziz Nazan,
     Shankar Shambbhu,
     Ambar Kumar and Chorus
"Is Reshmi Paazzeb Ki Jhankar"
     Mohammed Rafi,
     Lata Mangeshkar
"Barbad-E-Mohabbat ki Dua"
     Mohammed Rafi
"Ab Agar Hum Se Khudai Bhi"
     Mohammed Rafi,
     Lata Mangeshkar
"Yeh Deewane Ki Zidd Hai Apne"
     Mohammed Rafi
"Likh Kar Tera Naam Zameen Par"
     Mohammed Rafi,
     Lata Mangeshkar

The songs of the movie were hit. Especially "Is reshmi paazzeb ki jhankar", "Tere dar par aaya hoon" and "Husn Hazir Hai". "Husn Hazir Hai" also reached number one on the Binaca Geetmala annual list 1977, a rarity for a Madan Mohan's composed song.


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