Kora Kagaz

Kora Kagaz, India, 04 May 1974

Professor Sukesh Dutt (Vijay Anand) and Archana Gupta (Jaya Bhaduri) meet each other in a chance encounter while traveling by BEST bus service in Mumbai. Their meeting again results in formal introduction to each other. Both get attracted to each other and get married. Archana's mother does not like Sukesh due to his modest income. She makes up stories about their affluence, which offends Sukesh. This results in acrimony between Archana and Sukesh, and they decide to separate. Archana goes to live with her parents, while Sukesh relocates. Archana's family asks her to forget Sukesh, and re-marry, which Archana finds difficult since she still has feelings for Sukesh.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 125 Minutes
  • Director: Anil Ganguly
  • Awards: Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment : Anil Ganguly, Best Female Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar for the song "Roothe Roothe Piya, Filmfare Best Actress Award - Jaya Bachchan, Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Kalyanji Anandji


Kora Kagaz (Hindi: कोरा कागज़; translation: Blank Paper) is a 1974 Hindi drama film produced by Sanath Kothari and directed by Anil Ganguly. The film stars Vijay Anand, Jaya Bhaduri, A.K. Hangal, Achala Sachdev and Deven Verma. The films music is by Kalyanji Anandji. The famous title song "Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz" was by Kishore Kumar.

The film is based on a story "Saat Paake Bandha" by Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay, and is a remake of a Bengali film by the same name Saat Pake Bandha (1963) directed by Ajoy Kar, and starring Suchitra Sen.

At the 22nd National Film Awards, it won the award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, while Lata Mangeshkar won the award for Best Female Playback Singer.