• Tue. Nov 28th, 2023

“Chandni Bar” is an Indian drama film directed by . The film tells the story of a young woman named Mumtaz who moves to Mumbai and becomes a bar dancer at Chandni Bar to support her family. The film explores the hardships and challenges faced by bar dancers and their lives in the underworld. The film stars and in the lead roles.


“Chandni Bar” received critical acclaim for its realistic portrayal of the lives of bar dancers and the underworld. 's performance was praised and won her the National Film Award for Best Actress. The film was also praised for its direction, screenplay, and cinematography. The film currently holds a 7.8/10 rating on IMDb and a 91% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


“Chandni Bar” won several awards including:

  • National Film Award for Best Actress ()
  • National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues
  • Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie
  • Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress ()


“Chandni Bar” was a critical success and gained popularity among Indian audiences, particularly for its realistic portrayal of the lives of bar dancers. However, it did not achieve significant international recognition. Despite this, the film is considered a landmark in Indian cinema and is regarded as one of 's best works.

Directed by
Produced by Lata Mohan
Written by Mohan Azaad (screenplay & dialogues)
Masud Mirza (dialogues)
Starring ,
Music by Raju Singh
Cinematography Rajeev Ravi
Edited by Hemal Kothari
Release date 28 September 2001
Running time 150 min
Country India
Language Hindi

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