A Bombay Talkies production, Ziddi 1948, launched the career of Dev Anand as a lead hero and Kishore Kumar as a singer in Hindi films. Ziddi is the first film in which the playback singers Kishore Kumar (Kishore-da) and the nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar recorded their first duet song – “Ye kaun aya re”. Other ever green songs sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar in this film are “Marne ki duayen kyon mangu”, “Chandra re ja re ja re, piya se sandesa mora kahiyo jaa”.
Directed by Shaheed Latif, the film Ziddi was based on the story of Ismat Chughtai. The film also had Kamini Kaushal and Pran in lead roles. Khemchand Prakash did the music of the film.