Anokhi Raat

Anokhi Raat, India, 15 March 1968

The events depicted in the film take place on a single night and results in several characters sharing their life stories. It is a fascinating depiction of some of the challenges faced by the poor and by women in Indian society, some of which continue to this day.

  • Genre: Action
  • Runtime: 107 Minutes
  • Director: Asit Sen
  • Awards: Filmfare Best Art Direction (black & white)- Ajit Bannerjee, Filmfare Best Cinematographer Award (black & white) - Kamal Bose, Filmfare Best Screenplay Award- Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Filmfare Best Dialogue Award- Anand Kumar


Anokhi Raat ("Strange Night") is a 1968 Hindi film produced by L. B. Lachman and L. B. Thakur and directed by Asit Sen. The film stars Sanjeev Kumar, Zaheeda Hussain, Aruna Irani, Keshto Mukherjee and Parikshat Sahni. It has music by Salil Choudhary and Roshan. The film has some outstanding songs that include "Oh re taal mile", "Mahalon ka raja mila", "Mile na phool to", and "Dulhan se tumhara milan hoga".