Rajnigandha (Translation: Tuberose) is a Hindi movie directed by Basu Chatterjee and released in 1974. It is based on story “Yehi Sach Hai” by noted Hindi writer Manu Bhandari. The movie stars Amol Palekar, Vidya Sinha and Dinesh Thakur in the lead. Rajnigandha won the Best Picture, the Popular Award and the Critics Award at the Filmfare Awards in 1975.
Rajnigandha was considered to have a realistic outlook on cinema in 1974, an era when potboilers were ruling Bollywood. The film was the first screen role of Vidya Sinha and first Hindi film of Amol Palekar, both of whom went on to work with Basu Chatterjee in many films.
The film’s music director was Salil Chaudhury rendered commercially successful tracks and the songs were written by Yogesh. Two popular songs were “Rajnigandha Phool Tumhaare” sung by Lata Mangeshkar and the Mukesh’s “Kai Baar Yuheen Dekha hai,” for which he won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer.