Jab Jab Phool Khile

Jab Jab Phool Khile, India, 10 April 1965

After returning from overseas, heiress Rita is stressed out and needs to go someplace to unwind. She chooses Kashmir and, upon arrival, rents a houseboat from the owner, Raja. After a few misunderstandings, they are attracted to each other and soon fall in love.

This romance is not looked upon favorably by Raj Bahadur Chunnilal, Rita's dad, as he would prefer his daughter marry a suitor he has chosen for her: Kishore. Rita dislikes Kishore and will marry only Raja; the wily Raj Bahadur devises a plan that will let him keep the cake and eat it too.

  • Genre: Romantic
  • Runtime: 147 Minutes
  • Director: Suraj Prakash


Jab Jab Phool Khile (Hindi: जब जब फूल खिले; Urdu: جب جب پھول کھلے‎; Translated: 'Whenever the flowers bloomed') is a 1965 Indian Hindi movie. It stars Shashi Kapoor and Nanda. The story is of a poor boy who is a boatman in Kashmir and falls in love with a rich tourist. The film became a "blockbuster" at the box office. The songs by music composing duo Kalyanji Anandji assisted by then little-known Laxmikant Pyarelal are highlights of the film (lyrics by Anand Bakshi). The film was screened in Algeria's cinema halls every two days for a couple of years; there was, in fact, public demand for it. Shashi Kapoor was one of the most successful Indian actors in North African countries like Algeria, Morocco and Libya. In the souks of Marrakesh, even today some of the older shopkeepers will give you a discount if you are from the land of Shashi Kapoor.