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Chandrawal film Poster.jpg
Directed by Jayant Prabhakar
Produced by Usha Sharma
Written by Devi Shankar Prabhakar
Screenplay by Devi shankar prabhakar
Starring Jagat Jakhar
Usha Sharma
Music by J. P. Kaushik
Prabhakar Films
Release dates
March 1984
Country India
Language Haryanvi

Chandrawal is a 1984[1] Haryanvi film.[2] It is the third Haryanavi-language film to be released and the first financially successful one.[3] Written by Late. Shri Devi Shankar Prabhakar,produce by usha sharma and directed by Jayant Prabhaker, the film's music was created by J. P. Kaushik. Starring dancer Usha Sharma, the film tells the story of a tragic love affair between Chandrawal, a girl of the Gadia Lohar community, and Suraj, a haryanavi Jat Boy. It was released in March 1984 and became very successful, spurred on by a popular soundtrack.[citation needed] A sequel is in development and will be produced by Usha Sharma and directed by Nishant Prabhakar.


Chandrawal is the grand daughter of the head of Gadia Lohar tribe, Jodha Sardar. Their gypsy tribe is proud of their heritage that they are the descendants of Maharana Pratap. They believe that after his defeat, their ancestors left Chittoor with the pledge that they would never settle down at a permanent place under roof till they again hoist Maharanas flag at Chitoor fort, and since then the tribe has been roaming about as gypsies, doing Lohars jobs for the people with great honesty and hard work. They never allow their girls to marry the boys of other castes. During their unending journey, Jodha Sardar was camping near Ram Garh village and here the young Suraj first saw Chanrdrawal dancing at a marriage ceremony in the camp. Both the young hearts fell in love at first sight. The love affair becomes an open secret soon and Ranjit Chaudhary the father of Suraj who is also the village Chaudhary becomes very angry. On the other hand Jodha Sardar also reacts very strongly and decides to leave the village at once as he does not like that Chandrawal and Suraj are given any chance to meet. He, before leaving the haveli of Chaudhary Ranjit, warns Suraj that if ultimately with the help of his friends he succeeds in finding out the place of his camp. On seeing Chandrawal after a long time, Suraj becomes so emotional that he runs towards the Dera crying - Chandra. Chandrawal also sees him and immediately rushes towards him without caring for the warnings of her grandfather that he would cut her into pieces with a long knife. At the same time Suraj sees Jodha Sardar throwing a knife to kill Chandrawal. Suraj at once turns himself to the side and takes the fatal attack on Chandrawal upon himself. Realising that Suraj is dead, Chandrawal snatches the knife out of the body of her lover and sacrifices herself there and then.[4]


Box office[edit]

It broke multiple box office records[5] and was most successful in Haryana, Western U.P., Delhi and parts of Rajasthan,[6] grossing more than Hindi films like Sholay and Bobby in these areas. Chandrawal celebrated its Silver Jubilee at Gagan Cinema in Faridabad, recovering its entire cost at that one theatre alone.[6] While the movie was in theatres, the sight of hundreds of villagers coming in large-groups boarding rural tractor-trolleys and trucks to watch Chandrawal at theatre, was commonplace. This movie was popular among all age groups. This movie was particularly instrumental in making the Haryanvi folksongs and music a popular choice in mainstream Indian music industry especially Indipop. Chandrawal has set a world record when the Producers honoured a dozen of cine goers of Haryana and Western U.P. who witnessed 'Chandrawal' more than 200 times.[citation needed]


  • "Jija tu kala main gori ghani"
  • "Gaade Aali Gajban Chori"
  • "Main suraj tu chandrawal"
  • "Nain katore kajal dore"
  • "Mera Chundar manga de ho"
  • "Ujjad Khede"


  1. ^ "Chandrawal - Central Board of Film Certification"
  2. ^ "Complete Index To World Film (CITWF)". 
  3. ^ "Haryana may set up board to promote Haryanvi films". The Hindu. 3 October 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Film Database Movie Details"
  5. ^ Agnihotri, Ram Awatar (1990). Social and political study of modern Hindi cinema: past, present, and future perspectives. Commonwealth Publishers. ISBN 978-81-7169-049-7. Haryanvi language film titled as "Chandrawal" established many historical records 
  6. ^ a b Bhatia, Sheveta (17 August 2010). "Second Innings". Indian Express. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:48:26 -0700

Releasing its summer action plan to deal with water shortage, Delhi government today emphasised on creating additional sources of water including installation of new tube wells and assured that Wazirabad and Chandrawal plants, which were frequently ...

The Indian Express

Chandigarh Tribune
Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:35:09 -0800

The water treatment plants at Wazirabad and Chandrawal are likely to be shut for two to three days due to a sudden rise in ammonia level in the Yamuna. This action may affect water supply in Inderlok, Shastri Nagar, Azad Market, Beriwala Bagh, Bara ...
Times of India
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:56:15 -0700

An ammonia treatment plant has also been set up to ensure that the Wazirabad and Chandrawal plants don't shut down. Also, 250 new tankers would be deployed in addition to the existing 407 and together they would run 6,400 trips per day, said Mishra.


Sat, 05 Mar 2016 03:40:07 -0800

Lucknow, March 5: The Uttar Pradesh government has expedited work on a project for the revival of Chandrawal river in drought-hit Bundelkhand region. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced on Friday that, among other things done to tackle the drought ...

Chandigarh Tribune

Chandigarh Tribune
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:56:15 -0700

The actress starred in Chandrawal 2 which was directed four years back. “We get to see a lot of Haryanavi culture in Bollywood. Does that establish our cinema anywhere?” Usha says Haryanavi cinema as compared to Punjabi cinema has not got that ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:00:00 -0800

Water shortage in the offing as Delhi Jal Board shuts two plants. The DJB decided to shut the WTPs in Chandrawal and Wazirabad after the level of ammonia in the raw water supply from Yamuna river rose to nearly 2.6 milligrams per litre, said Board ...
Zee News
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:15:00 -0700

"The objective of the Delhi Water Supply Improvement Project (DWSIP) is to bring about equitable and continuous water supply to the residents in the command area of the Chandrawal water treatment plant and it aim to deliver sufficient potable water at ...


Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:47:52 -0700

Delhi Jal Board will construct a new water treatment plant replacing the around 80-year-old Chandrawal plant, in order to improve quality of water supply in the Walled City and other adjoining areas. Under the project, 650 km of pipes will be laid. The ...

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