Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Friday, March 21, 2008

Anuraag - 1972


Introduction :

Anuraag is a 1972 Hindi film, directed by Shakti Samanta. The film stars Moushmi Chatterjee in her Hindi film debut and Vinod Mehra in lead roles. The then Shakti Samanta stalwart Rajesh Khanna, having earlier made Aradhana (1969) and Kati Patang makes a special appearance. The music is by S. D. Burman.

The film became a semi-hit, while doing extremely well in big cities., and won the Filmfare Best Movie Award for the year. It was later remade into the Telugu film "Anuraagaalu" (1975) with Sridevi in her first leading role. A. Bhimsingh also remade it in Malayalam as Raagam (1975). It was also remade in Tamil as Neela Malargal (1979).

Star Cast :   

  •  Super Star Rajesh Khanna (Special Appearance)
  • Ashok Kumar - Mr. Rai
  • Master Satyajeet - Chandan
  • Nutan - Anu Rai (Rai's daughter-in-law)
  • Vinod Mehra - Rajesh
  • Moushmi Chatterjee - Shivani
  • Nasir Hussain - Anu's Father
  • Murad - Eye Specialist
  • David
  • Asit Sen - D'Souza
  • Madan Puri - Amirchand
  • Abhi Bhattacharya - Hari
  • Satyendra Kapoor - Dr. Sunil

Other Film Crew's :

  • Producer : Shakti Samanta
  • Director : Shakti Samanta
  • Color : Colour
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre : Musical and Family Drama 
  • Language : Hindi\
  • Country : India

Summary :

A blind sculptor, Shivani (Moushmi Chatterjee) stays in an ashram and makes friends with a small boy (Satyajit), who is suffering from cancer. She falls in love with Rajesh (Vinod Mehra). Rajesh asks his parents to permit him to marry her, to which his mother agrees, but his father refuses under present condition. Then, an eye specialist reveals that an eye replacement would cure her.

Later, as a dying wish the young boy, donates his eyes to her thus granting her eyesight for the first time in her life.
 Music Sound Track :
  • Singers : Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar  and Mohammed Rafi
  • Lyricist : Anand Bakshi
  • Music Director : S D Burman

The soundtrack of the film contains 5 songs. The music is composed by S.D. Burman, with lyrics by Anand Bakshi 

Song Title

Neend Churayi Chain Churaye
By Lata Mangeshkar

Ram Karay Babua
By Kishore Kumar

Sun Ri Pawan Pawan Purbaiya
By Lata mangeshkar

Tere Nainon Ke Main Deep Jalaoonga
By Mohd. Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar

Mera Raja Beta Boojhe Ek Paheli
By Lata Mangeshkar

Title Music
Theme Song

Awards and Nominations :

  • Filmfare Best Movie Award (1973)
  • Filmfare Nomination for Best Actress-Moushmi Chatterjee
  • Filmfare Nomination for Best Supporting Actress-Nutan
  • Filmfare Nomination for Best Story-Shakti Samanta

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