Filmography of Aghajani Kashmeri — from acting to scriptwriting

I found this list in a scrapbook maintained by my mother, Khursheed Kashmeri (nee Khursheed Kabiruddin Kazi). Some of the names had booklets that were produced for each movie by the production house and sold for a few cents; for others, there was no literature either in the scrapbook or online on databases such as IMDB. If any of you have any information on any of these movies, please write a comment at the end of this page.


Shan-e-Subhan — 1933 – starring “Agha Jani Kashmiri” with Sultana (see the main still from the shot in Rangoon, which is the header picture for this website)

Ameena (1934) — Kali Films, Calcutta, director Akhtar Nawaz; starring Jeewan, Akhtar Nawaz, Miss Akhtari Bai (Begum Akhtar Faizabadi), Agha Jani (Kashmeri) as Rustom

Zamindar (C. 1934) — National Pictures (Calcutta), director Henry Darcovitz, lead role A rare still photo from the film zamindar starring aghajani kashmiri and Begum AkhtarAgha Jani Kashmiri

Jawani ka Nasha (1935) — Starring Khatib, Miss Akhtari Bai (Begum Akhtar) Faizabadi and Agha Jani Kashmiri


Vachan (1938) — Bombay Talkies directed by Franz Osten; starring Devika Rani and Ashok Kumar

Bharosa (1940) – Producer Sohrab Modi; starring Chandra Mohan, Sardar Akhtar, Mazhar Khan (Because of a disagreement, Aghajani Kashmeri refused to let his name appear in the credits and a Lalchand Bismil was listed as a co-writer with Kamal Amrohi)

Lalaji (1941) – Directors: Chimankant Gandhi, Lalit Chandra Mehta; starring Abdul Rehman Kabuli, Yashodra Katju, Krishnakant, Yakub, Amar, Vatsala Kumthekar

Arzoo (1942) – details unknown

Aasra (1941) — National Studios, directors Lalitchandra Mehta and Chimankant Gandhi under the supervision of Mehboob Khan; starring Chotu Advani, Sardar Akhtar, Nisar Ahmad Ansari, Husn Banu, Kanhaiyalal, Veena, Wasker

Najma (1942) — Mehboob Productions — Ashok Kumar, Veena and Sitara, director Mehboob Khan

Taqdeer (1943) — director Mehboob Khan; introducing Nargis (later Nargis Dutt), Motilal, Chandramohan and Charlie

Lal Havelli (1944) – Director K.B. Lall; starring Noor Jehan, Meena Kumari and Ulhas

Ek Din ka Sultan (1945) – Director Sohrab Modi; stars and other details unknown

Humayun (1945) — Mehboob Productions, director Mehboob Khan; starring Ashok Kumar, Veena, Nargis, Shah Nawaz, Chandramohan, Himalaywala

Ghazal (1945) — Raja Movietone, director Zahur Raja; starring Zahur Raja, Leela Chitnis, Radha Rani and Charlie

Jag Biti (1946) — Din Pictures, director M. Sadiq; starring Suraiya, Sulochna, Sadiq Ali, Shakir

Anmol Ghadi (1946) – Mehboob Productions, director Mehboob Khan; starring Surendra, Suraiya, Noor Jehan, Zahur Raja, Murad, Leela Mishra

Tohfa (1947) — one and only directorial effort of Aghajani Kashmeri; starring Rehman

Anokhi Ada (1948) — Mehboob Productions, director Mehboob Khan; starring Naseem Banu (mother of Saira Banu) and Surendra

Chandralekha (1948) – Director S.S. Vasan; starring Rajkumari, M.K. Radha, Janjan, Sundarabai

Andaz (1949) – Mehboob Productions, director Mehboob Khan; starring Nargis, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor. (Aghajani Kashmeri brought in his nephew Ali Raza, who would later marry the actress Nimmi, as co-writer on this movie, to establish him. According to an interview Nimmi gave the Golden Pen, to be reproduced in our DVD, he guided Ali Raza all the way, and helped write most of the scenes, thus establishing Ali Raza)

Chandni Raat (1949) – Director M. Ehsan; starring Shyam, Naseem Banu and Noor Jehan

Fifty-Fifty (C. 1950) – starring Gope; director and other details unknown.

Maghroor (1950) — Wadia Films, director R.D. Mathur — Nigar Sultana, Meena Kumari, Rehman

Anmol Rattan (1950) – Director M. Sadiq; starring Karan Diwan, Meena Kumari and Madan Puri

Albela (1951) – Director Master Bhagwan; starring Geeta Bali, Master Bhagwan; Badri Prasad, Sunder, Pratima Devi

Nagina (1951) — Ravindra Dave; starring Nutan and Nasir Khan.

Parbat (1952) – Director O.P. Dutta; starring Raj Mehra, Prem Nath and Nutan

Aurat (1953) – Director Bhagwan Das Varma; starring Bina Rai, Prem Nath and Purnima

Malkin (1953) – Director O.P. Dutta; other details not known

Amar (1954) – Mehboob Productions, director Mehboob Khan; starring Madhubala, Nimmi, Dilip Kumar, Jayant

Meenar (1954) – Director Hemen Gupta; starring Bharat Bhushan, Chandrashekhar, Pratima Devi, Pran, Bina Rai, Sheila Ramani.

Hukoomat (1954) – Director Raja Yagnik; starring Nirupa Roy. Other details unknown

Angarey (1954) – Director K.B. Lall; starring Nargis and Pran

Chori Chori (1956) — M.B. Billimoria and Son, A.V.M. Productions, director Anant Thakur; starring Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Bhagwan, Gope, David, Mukhri, Indira Bansal

Duniya Jhukti Hai (1960) – Director J.B.H. Wadia; starring Sunil Dutta, Shyama and B.M. Vyas (Aghajani’s famous dialogue in this: Duniya Jhukti Hai, sirf ek jhukanewala chahiye)

Love in Simla (1960)– Filmalaya Studios, Producer S. Mukherjee (Mukherji), director

R.K. Nayyar; starring Joy Mukherjee, Sadhna, Azra, Kishore Sahu

Junglee (1961) – Subodh Mukherji Productions, director Subodh Mukherji; starring Shammi Kapoor, Saira Banu (trained by Aghajani Kashmeri in this her first film), Shashikala, Azra, Anoop Kumar

Yeh Rastey Hain Pyar Ke (1963) — director R.K. Nayyar; starring Ashok Kumar, Sunil Dutt and Leela Naidu — based on the real life murder case involving Indian naval commander Nanavati who killed the lover of his English wife Sylvia.

April Fool (1964) – Subodh Mukherji Productions, director Subodh Mukherji; starring Saira Banu, Biswajeet, Jayant, Sajjan, Nazima

Ziddi (1964) – Director Pramod Chakravarty; starring Joy Mukherjee, Asha booklet cover for film ziddiParekh, Mehmood

Mujhe Jeene Do (1964) — Ajanta Arts, director Moni Chattarjee; starring Sunil Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Nirupa Roy, Siddhu, Rajinder Nath, Mohsin Abdullah

Aao Pyar Karen (1964) – director R. K. Nayyar; starring Saira Banu, Sanjeev Kumar and Mac Mohan

Ghazal (1965) – Director Ved Madan; starring Sunil Dutt, Meena Kumari and Rehman. (additional dialogues and dialogue coaching by Aghajani Kashmeri’s assistant Majnu Lucknowi

Love in Tokyo (1966) — Director Promod Chakravorty; starring Joy Mukherji, Asha Parekh, Mehmood, Subha Khote and Dhumal

Nai Roshni (1967) – Ashok Kumar, Mala Sinha, Raaj Kumar

Humsaya (1968) – director Joy Mukherjee; starring Joy Mukherjee, Mala Sinha and Sharmila Tagore

Tumse Acha Kaun Hai (1968) – Director Pramod Chakravorty; starring Shammi Kapoor, Babita Kapoor and Mehmood

Khilona (1970) — Prasad Films, director Chander Vohra; starring Durga Khote, Sanjeev Kumar and Mumtaz

Naya Zamana (1971) – Aghajani Kashmeri’s final film. Next stop: Toronto, Canada: director Pramod Chakravarty — starring Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Ashok Kumar, Mehmood and Pran

I could not find any information either in the scrapbook or online for any of these movies:

Watan ki Pukar – details unknown

Bhool (details unknown)

Iqrar (details unknown)

Jallad (date and other details unknown)

Greater Love — New Talkies, Calcutta; date and other details not known

Ek Gunah aur Sahi (details unknown)

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