Chhoti Chhoti Baten

Chhoti Chhoti Baten, India, 19 February 1965

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 120 Minutes
  • Director: Motilal
  • Awards: At the 13th National Film Awards, it won the award for Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film and Certificate of Merit for the Best Story Writer was awarded posthumously to Motilal.


Chhoti Chhoti Baten is a 1965 Indian Hindi family drama film directed by Motilal. It was his only film as director, writer and producer under his home banner, Rajvanshi Productions. It starred Motilal, Nadira and Moti Sagar in lead roles.

The music of the film was by Anil Biswas, his last film before retiring from Bollywood and joining All India Radio. It is noted for the song "Zindagi Khwab Hai Tha Hamein Bhi" performed by with Mukesh, and the Lata Mangeshkar-Mukesh duet, "Zindagi Ka Ajab Afsana Hai". Dances were choreographed by Kathak exponent Lachhu Maharaj, who also choreographed Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and Pakeezah (1972). Director Motilal Rajvashi, credited as Motilal was a noted character actor from the 1940s till the 1960s. He was making a directorial debut through this film. However, he died before film's release, and despite critical acclaim the offbeat family drama flopped at the box office.