Film World Events of 1962
- Prem Chopra makes his film debut in the Punjabi film "Chaudhary Karnail Singh"
- "Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai" wins Filmfare Award for "Best Picture".
- Ravi wins Filmfare award for "Best Music Director" for his work in "Gharana".
- The film "Pathan" acquires the dubious distinction of having the maximum number of music directors for any Indian film. Although it has only seven songs it has 9 music directors.
- Mohd. Rafi wins the Filmfare Award for "Best Male Playback" for the song Chashme Buddoor from "Sasural".
- India's second international film festival is held in New Delhi.
- Pakistan bans Indian films in East Pakistan. This impacts the Calcutta based Bengali film industry.
- Due to All India Radio's (A.I.R) policy of pushing classical music, the Hindi film industry becomes much closer to Radio Ceylon. Radio Ceylon essentially "captures" the commercial distribution of film music in India.
- Bollywood film star Ashok Kumar is awarded the Padma Shree.
- Raj Kapoor wins the "Filmfare Best Actor Award" for his performance of Raju in "Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai"
- Vyjayanthimala wins the "Filmfare Best Actress Award" for her performance of Dhanno in "Ganga Jamuna"
A Few Notable Films of 1962
Top 10 Hindi Films
- Bees Saal Baad
- Ek Musafir Ek Hasina
- Hariyali Aur Raasta
- Asli Naqli
- Dil Tera Diwana
- China Town
- Sangeet Samrat Tansen
- Aalayamani (Tamil)
- Aaradhana (Telugu)
- Aashiq (Hindi)
- Baat Ek Raat Ki (Hindi)
- Bhagya Jathakom (Malayalam)
- Burma Road (Hindi)
- Dr. Vidya (Hindi)
- Half Ticket (Hindi)
- Hong Kong (Hindi)
- Maa Beta (Hindi)
- Main Chup (Hindi)Rahungi
- Man Mauji (Hindi)
- Palattu Koman (Malayalam)
- Pathan (Hindi)
- Prem Patra (Hindi)
- Private Secretary (Hindi)
- Puthiya Aakasham Puthyiya Bhumi (Malayalam)
- Son Of India (Hindi)
- Soorat Aur Seerat (Hindi)
- Vidhi Thanna Vilakku (Malayalam)
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