Aandhiyan , India, 18 April 1952

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 96 Minutes
  • Director: Chetan Anand


Aandhiyan (English title: Cruel Winds) is a 1952 Hindi drama film written and directed by Chetan Anand. The story was written by Chetan Anand and Hameed Butt based on an actual event in Amritsar. It starred Dev Anand, Nimmi and Kalpana Kartik in lead roles. Music of the film was given classical musician, Ali Akbar Khan with lyrics by Narendra Sharma.

Jaidev who was a student of Khan from Lucknow, and later became a noted music director, started his career by assisting Khan in film music. The background score of the film was also done by Ali Akbar Khan along with other Hindustani classical musicians Pandit Ravi Shankar and Pannalal Ghosh. Lata Mangeshkar sang the title song, "Har Kahin Pe Shaadmani" and as a token of her respect to sarod maestro, did not charge any fee. Dances were choreographed by Lakshmi Shankar, who also sang a song, while Gopi Krishan's chorographed his own dances.