Do Phool (1958 film)

Do Phool (Two Flowers) is a 1958 family drama film directed by A. R. Kardar.[1] Adapted from the children's novel Heidi by Johanna Spyri,[2] it had Baby Naaz in the role of Poornima (Heidi). The film was produced by Akhtar Sultana Kadar, with dialogues written by Krishan Chander. The music director was Vasant Desai, and the lyrics were written by Hasrat Jaipuri.[3] The film starred Romi, Baby Naaz, Vijaya Choudhary, Bipin Gupta, Ulhas, David, Agha, and Jeevan.[4]

Do Phool
Film poster
Directed byAbdul Rashid Kardar
Produced byMrs. Akhtar Sultana
Written byJohanna Spyri
Krishan Chander (dialogue)
Vijaya Choudhary
Bipin Gupta
Music byVasant Desai
CinematographyDwarka Divecha
Edited byShri Anekar
Release date
18 August 1958
Running time
137 minutes

The film involved a young orphan girl, Poornima, living with her grandfather in the hills. She's put to work by her Aunt as a companion to a rich disabled girl, Rupa, in the city. The film then focuses on the bonding between the two girls and Rupa's eventual rehabilitation.


Poornima (Naaz), a young orphan girl stays with her Aunt Shankri in a village called Neecha Nagar, at the foothills of Pawan Ghat. Her grandfather, Chacha Sagar (Bipin Gupta), whom she rarely meets, lives a lonely existence atop the hill in a cottage. Shankri is a greedy conniving woman, and instead of having to take care of Poonima, she leaves her with her grandfather. Here Poornima meets a young goatherd, Jaggu (Romi), who brings his goats for grazing every day and returns to his blind mother (Pratima Devi) in Neecha Nagar at sunset. Jaggu and Poornima become friends and develop a close bond. Shankri enters Poornima's life again, as she intends to put her in service so she can earn money. In spite of her grandfather objecting, Shankri puts Poornima to work in Seth Girja Shankar's (Ulhas) house in the city.

Poornima becomes a friend and companion to the Seth's eleven-year-old daughter, Rupa (Vijaya Choudhary). Rupa is wheel-chair bound following a bout of typhoid which left her extremely weak. Soon Rupa and Purnima become friends, which is frowned upon by Rupa's strict governess. Purnima enjoys her life with Rupa learning to read and write, but continues to pine for the free air of the mountains and the greenery. A Doctor is called, who advises the Seth to let Poornima return to Pawan Ghat. Jaggu is ecstatic that Poornima has returned and they wander around the hills again. However, his happiness is short-lived as Rupa, who had been missing Poornima, makes her father send her to Pawan Ghat. Rupa soon starts to feel healthy with the fresh mountain air, wholesome meals, and goat's milk provided to her. One day, Jaggu, in a frenzy of jealousy due to Poornima's close friendship with Rupa, pushes Rupa's wheelchair down the hill. Rupa realises she does not need her wheelchair as she is able to move around freely.


  • Baby Naaz as Poornima
  • Master Romi as Jaggu
  • Vijaya Choudhury as Rupa
  • Bipin Gupta as Poornima's grandfather, Sagar Chacha
  • Ulhas as Rupa’s father, Seth Girja Shankar
  • Jeevan as Masterji
  • Pratima Devi as Jaggu's mother
  • Mumtaz Begum as Rupa's Aunt
  • S. N. Banerji
  • Rajan Haksar as the doctor
  • Nasreen
  • Amir Bano


  • Director: A. R. Kardar
  • Producer: Mrs. Akhtar sultana
  • Editing: Shri Anekar
  • Cinematography: Dwarka Divecha
  • Music: Vasant Desai
  • Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri
  • Choreographer: Prem Dhawan
  • Sound Recordist: Yeshwant Mitkar
  • Art Direction: G.V. Divkar


Asha Bhosle sang the popular number "Aayi Pari Rang Bhari" in Raga Kalavati.[3] Music was composed by Vasant Desai with lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri. The playback singers were Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar and Aarti Mukherjee.[5]


1 "Kanha Na Chedo Bansuri Re" Asha Bhosle
2 "Main Bezuban Hoon Panchhi" Asha Bhosle
3 "Aayi Pari Rang Bhari Kisne Pukara" Asha Bhosle
4 "Bachpan Ka Mora Tora Pyar Suhana" Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle
5 "Ruthi Jaye Re Gujaria Na Bole Re" Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle
6 "Aa Jaa, Aa Jaa, Haay Ghabraye Re" Lata Mangeshkar
7 "Dur Andhera Hua Mast Savera Hua, Mai Naachu Re" Lata Mangeshkar
8 "Tadap Tadap Ke Kati Umr Aashiyaane Men" Lata Mangeshkar
9 "Matak Matak Nachu Re, Main To Chin Ki Hu Gudiya" Aarti Mukherjee


  1. "Do Phool (1958)". Gomolo. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  2. Lawrence, Michael. "Hindianizing Heidi: Working Children in Abdul Rashid Kardar's Do Phool". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  3. "Vasant Desai". Sounds of Sonawade. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  4. "Do Phool". Alan Goble. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  5. "Do Phool (1958)". Hindi Geetmala. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
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