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  • Bahen (film), a 1941 Hindi film
Bahen (film)

Bahen (Sister) is a 1941 Urdu/Hindi film directed by Mehboob Khan. Sagar Movietone had closed down during the start of WW II and reformed as National Studios. It was under the new banner that Mehboob Khan produced his three important films of that time, Aurat (1940), Bahen (1941) and Roti (1942). Written by Babubhai Mehta and Zia Sarhadi, it had dialogues and screenplay by Wajahat Mirza. The cinematography was by Faredoon Irani. Anil Biswas was the music director with lyrics by Safdar Aah. The cast included Sheikh Mukhtar, Nalini Jaywant, Harish, Kanhaiyalal, Husn Bano, Swaroop Rani, Baby Meena ( Meena Kumari) and Bhudo Advani.

It was the first film of Nalini Jaywant; she played the younger sister to Sheikh Mukhtar, who is obsessed by her and wants to prevent her marriage to the man she loves. The film bordering on the incestuous brought Jaywant into prominence.