Film World Events of 1971
- K. Asif (film director, producer, and screenwriter) dies at the age of 46. He was most famous for his work in Mughal-e-Azam
- Randhir Kapoor and Babita are married.
Marriage of Randhir Kapoor & Babita
- R.D. Burman divorces his first wife Rita Patel.
- Danny Denzongpa makes his film debut in "Zaroorat"
- "Khilona" wins Filmfare Award for "Best Picture of 1970".
Film poster for Khilona
- India officially becomes the largest producer of films in the world. In 1971, 433 feature films are made
- B.N. Sarcar (producer) is the recipient of the "Dadasaheb Phalke Award" for lifetime achievement.
- Debaki Bose (actor/writer/director) dies at the age of 72
- Raj Kapoor is awarded Padma Bhushan
- Playback singer Manna Dey, and Bollywood music director Ravi are awarded Padma Shree
Manna Dey and Ravi
- Mukesh wins the Filmfare Award for "Best Male Playback" for the song Sabse Bada Nadan from "Pehchan".
- Sharda wins the Filmfare Award for "Best Female Playback" for the song Baat Zara from "Jahan Pyar Mile".
- Zeenat Aman makes her film debut in O.P. Ralhan's "Hulchul"
- Rajesh Khanna wins the "Filmfare Best Actor Award" for his performance of Bhola/Ranjit Kumar in "Sachaa Jhutha"
- Mumtaz wins the "Filmfare Best Actress Award" for her performance of Chand in "Khilona"
Mumtaz in "Khilona"
- Randhir Kapoor makes his film debut in "Kal Aaj Aur Kal".
Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor and Randhir Kaopoor
A Few Notable Films
Top 10 Hindi Films
- Haathi Mere Saathi
- Mera Gaon Mera Desh
- Hare Rama Hare Krishna
- Amar Prem
- Aabhisathyam (Malayalam)
- Aap Aye Bahaar Aayee (Hindi)
- Adhikar (Hindi)
- Anubhav (Hindi)
- Banphool (Hindi)
- Bombay Talkies (Hindi)
- Buddha Mil Gaya (Hindi)
- C.I.D. Nazeer (Malayalam)
- Door Ka Raahi (Hindi)
- Guddi (Hindi)
- Iddaru Ammayilu (Telugu)
- Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli (Hindi)
- Jeevitha Samaram (Malayalam)
- Kal Aaj Aur Kal (Hindi)
- Lakhon Mein Ek (Hindi)
- Lal Patthar (Hindi)
- Main Sundar Hoon (Hindi)
- Man Mandir (Hindi)
- Mehboob Ki Mehandi (Hindi)
- Mere Apne (Hindi)
- Nadan (Hindi)
- Naya Zamana (Hindi)
- Oru Penninte Katha (Malayalam)
- Pakeezah (Hindi)
- Paraya Dhan (Hindi)
- Paras (Hindi)
- Prem Nagar (Telugu)
- Pulliman (Malayalam)
- Pushpanjali (Malayalam)
- Sambhavami Yuge Yuge (Malayalam)
- Sindhoora Cheppu (Malayalam)
- Tere Mere Sapne (Hindi)
- Uphaar (Hindi)
- Vilakkuvangiya Veena (Malayalam)
- Woh Din Yaad Karo (Hindi)
Scene from "Sharmilee"(1971)
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