Sujata (1959 film)

Sujata is a Hindi film directed by Bimal Roy from the year 1959.


The engineer Upendranath Chowdhury and his wife Charu are happy parents of a daughter named Rama. One day, workers come and bring a baby whose parents perished in a cholera epidemic. The Chowdhury, who belong to the Brahmin caste, untouchable take the baby to be reluctant to try and get rid of it as soon as possible.

A girl who they call Sujata - - After four years, the baby still lives in their house. The aunt Giribala is a devout Brahmin and Sujata can not stand what they can also feel Sujata.

Many years later Giribala wishes to marry her grandson Adhir with Rama. Rama's parents are overjoyed, but Adhir has already fallen in love with Sujata. Course that does not accept his grandmother.

The tide is turning, as Upendranaths wife Charu is crashing down the stairs and quickly drove to the hospital. Since Charu has severe bleeding, a blood donation is urgently needed. Only Sujatas blood is consistent with Charus blood group. As Charu finds out that Sujata has saved her life, she admits their mistakes and finally accepted them as their daughter. Now Sujata and Adhir can go their common paths.


  • International Film Festival of Cannes 1960 nominated for the Palme d'Or
  • Filmfare Award / Best Actress at Nutan (1960 )
  • Filmfare Award / Best Director Bimal Roy on (1960 )
  • Filmfare Award / Best Film at Bimal Roy (1960 )
  • Filmfare Award / Best Story of Subodh Ghosh (1960 )


Among the most famous songs in the film include Asha Bhosles Kali ghata chhaye, Sachin Dev Burman Suno mere bandhu re Talat Mahmood and Jalte hain Jiske liye. The lyrics of the film songs were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

In the film, a stage presentation of Tagore's dance drama Chandalika to see.