Khilona

Khilona, India, 08 April 1970

Vijaykamal (played by Sanjeev Kumar) is a son of a rich Thakur Suraj Singh but has lost his mind. He sees his lover Sapna marry his neighbour Bihari (played by Shatrughan Sinha) and then commit suicide on the night of the Diwali party hosted by Bihari. This incident puts Vijay in shock. Thakur believes that if Vijay gets married, his mental health would improve. He hence approaches a tawaif Chand (played by Mumtaz) to pretend to be Vijay's wife and thus help him get better. But Chand receives cold treatment by Vijay's mother and his elder brother Kishore. Once, in a fit of madness, Vijay sexually assaults Chand. But later Chand becomes very friendly with Vijay and that starts improving his condition.

Bihari who wishes to have Chand for himself also tries to persuade Vijay's young sister Radha. He promises Radha to make her an actress in Bollywood and asks her to elope with him with the family's money and gold. But Chand does not let Bihari's plan work. Vijay's younger brother Mohan (played by Jeetendra) also falls in love with noble Chand and is heartbroken when he finds out that she is pregnant (owing to the assault) and is carrying Vijay's child. Dejected, he leaves home without notice.

In a fight between Vijay and Bihari, Bihari falls off the terrace and this shocks Vijay curing him of his mental ailment. But then Vijay is unable to recall Chand. She is then humiliated by the family and is thrown out of the house. Mohan steps in and accuses everyone for treating her like a toy and only using her when needed. He reveals how she saved Radha from Bihari's evil pursuits.

It is also revealed that Chand was actually born in a noble family and was only raised as a tawaif as she was found alone after a train accident. The family thus accepts Chand and all ends well.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 163 Minutes
  • Director: Chander Vohra
  • Awards: The film won two Filmfare Awards out of the six nominations it received. Best Movie, Best Actress - Mumtaz

Story

Khilona (English: Toy) is a 1970 Indian film directed by Chander Vohra starring Sanjeev Kumar and Mumtaz in lead roles. Other actors in supporting roles are Shatrughan Sinha, Jeetendra, Durga Khote, Ramesh Deo and Jagdeep.

The film received six nominations at the 18th Filmfare Awards in 1971 of which it won the Filmfare Best Movie Award and Filmfare Best Actress Award for Mumtaz. Other nominations were for Best Actor (Sanjeev Kumar), Best Comic (Jagdeep), Best Story (Gulshan Nanda), and Best Male Playback Singer (Mohd. Rafi).

The film became a box office "hit". The film was remade in Tamil as Engirundho Vandhaal with Sivaji Ganesan.