Patanga (1949 film)

Directed by H. S. Rawail
Produced by Varma Films
Written by Anjana Rawail
Starring Nigar Sultana
Music by C. Ramchandra
Cinematography Jamshed R. Irani
Edited by Prabhakar Gokhale
Release dates
Running time
143 mins.
Country India
Language Hindi/Urdu

Patanga is a 1949 Indian Bollywood film. It was the seventh highest grossing Indian film of 1949.[1] The film was directed by H. S. Rawail for Varma Productions. A duet sung against the back drop of WW2, "Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon" and picturised on actor Gope and lead heroine Nigar Sultana became popular. The playback singers for the song were C. Ramchandra, who also composed the music for the film, and Shamshad Begum.[2][3] The cast included Nigar Sultana, Shyam, Yakub, Gope, Purnima, Shyama, Randhir, Mohana.[4]



"Mera Piya Gaye Rangoon" sung by Shamshad Begum became an evergreen hit.

Song-title & Singers
  1. Dil Se Bhula Do Tum Hame - Lata Mangeshkar
  2. Mere Piya Gaye Rangun - Chitalkar Ramchandra, Shamshad Begum
  3. Jisane Is Duniyaan Men, O Dilavaalo Dil Kaa Lagaana - Chitalkar Ramchandra, Shamshad Begum
  4. Kabhee Khaamosh Ho Jaana - Lata Mangeshkar
  5. Thukaraa Ke Mujhe Jaanevaale, O Jaanevaale - Lata Mangeshkar
  6. Gore Gore Mukhade Pe Gesu Jo Chha Gaye - Shamshad Begum
  7. Bolo Ji Dil Loge To Kya Kya Doge - Mohammed Rafi, Shamshad Begum
  8. Namaste, Pahale To Ho Gai Namaste - Chitalkar Ramchandra, Mohammed Rafi, Mohantara, Shamshad Begum
  9. O Dilvaalo Dil Kaa Lagaana Achcha Hai - Chitalkar Ramchandra, Shamshad Begum
  10. Mohabbat Ki Khushi Kabhi Khamosh Ho Jana - Lata Mangeshkar
  11. Pyaar Ke Jahaan Kee - Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum
  12. Duniyaa Ko Pyaare, Balam Tujhe Meraa Salaam - Shamshad Begum


  1. "Top Earners 1949". Box Office India. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  2. Sanjit Narwekar (12 December 2012). "Lost In The Shadows". Eena Meena Deeka: The Story of Hindi Film Comedy. Rupa Publications. p. 40. ISBN 978-81-291-2625-2. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  3. Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon (MP3)
  4. "Patanga". Alan Goble. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
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