Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Friday, March 21, 2008

Kudrat - 1981


Introduction :
Kudrat (English: Nature)  is a 1981 Indian drama film in Hindi written and directed by Chetan Anand. The film stars Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini in the main lead roles supported by Raaj Kumar, Priya Rajvansh and Vinod Khanna. This is second movie of Rajesh Khanna - Hema Malini pair with reincarnation theme after Mehbooba. Kudrat in the year 1981 grossed Rs. 4.00 crores at the box office. Rajesh Khanna received the 1982 All-India Critics Association (AICA) Best Actor Award for Kudrat. It was declared  hit at box office and it won the Filmfare Award for Best Story.
  • Super Star Rajesh Khanna  - Mohan Kapoor/Madho
  • Hema Malini    -  Chandramukhi/Paro
  • Raaj Kumar  -   Choudhury Janak Singh
  • Vinod Khanna   -  Dr. Naresh Gupta
  • Priya Rajvansh  -   Karuna Singh  as Priya Raajvansh
  • Aruna Irani  -   Saraswati Devi (Satto)
  • Deven Verma   -  Pyarelal  as Devan Verma
  • A. K. Hangal   -  Billi Ram
  • Om Shivpuri  -   Judge
  • Keshto Mukherjee   -  Jagat Ram  as Keshto Mukerjee
  • Satyendra Kapoor   -  Paro's father  as Satyen Kapoo
  • Pinchoo Kapoor   -  Chandramukhi's father
  • Raj Mehra   -  Priest
  • Shammi   -  Sarla
  • D. K. Sapru    - Janak Singh's Father  as Sapru
  • Sunder  -   Villager
  • Tom Alter -    Major Thomas Walters
  • Julie     Judy Thomas  as Jullie
  • Harbans Darshan M. Arora   -  Munshi
  • Sunder Taneja -    Rai Saheb's son
  • Kalpana Iyer   -  Dancer (song Chhodo Sanam)
  • Mukri
Other Film Crew's : 
  • Production  Company : Shimla
  • Distributed by     Trishakti Productions
  • Directed by     Chetan Anand
  • Produced by     B.S. Khanna
  • Written by     Chetan Anand
  • Art Director : Sudhendu Roy
  • Costume and Wardrobe: Mani J. Rabadi, Kapoor and Amarnath
  • Choreographer : Madhav Kishan, Gopi Krishna, Oscar Unger and Vijay
  • Music by     Rahul Dev Burman
  • Cinematography   by  Jal Mistry
  • Edited by     Keshav Naidu
  • Release date :     3rd April 1981
  • Language  :   Hindi
  • Country   :   India
Summary :

Chandramukhi (Hema Malini), accompanied by her parents, visits the hill resort of Shimla for the first time in her life. She senses some familiarity with the place and gets strange feelings for which she does not know the reason. Chandramukhi and her family meet Dr. Naresh Gupta (Vinod Khanna). Naresh is attracted towards Chandramukhi and their families talk about getting them married to each other. Mohan Kapur (Rajesh Khanna), an upcoming lawyer, comes to Shimla to meet his patron and godfather, Janak Singh (Raaj Kumar). Mohan owes his education and career to Janak Singh's generosity. Janak Singh wants his daughter Karuna, also a lawyer, to marry Mohan. Mohan agrees out of gratitude to his patron and gets engaged to Karuna.

Once, Chandramukhi dashes into Mohan and feels some strange connection with him. Mohan also meets an elderly singer named Saraswati Devi. She is shocked to see him but does not say anything. Whenever Chandramukhi meets Mohan, she acts strangely. She has the nightmares of a man named Madhav, who is Mohan's doppelganger, plummeting to death from a cliff. Naresh senses that something is amiss and coerces Mohan to help him find the truth. On an excursion, Chandramukhi remembers everything: She was Paro in previous life and Madhav was her lover. A zamindar's son raped her and accidentally murdered her.

Here, Naresh too realizes that he should step out of their life, as their romance soon gets rekindled. Here, with help of Chandramukhi, Mohan soon finds out that Saraswati Devi is Satto, Madhav's sister. Satto tells them that the villain is none other than Janak. Mohan is in a dilemma: he has broken off his engagement with Karuna for Chandramukhi and now he has to drag Janak to court. Realizing that he has no other option, Mohan decides to take matters to the court. Karuna, who doesn't have an idea of the truth, steps in to defend her father against this "conspiracy".

Here, it is revealed that Janak is indeed guilty of death of both Paro and Madhav. He raped Paro and after listening this Madhav commits suicide. Paro had cursed him that just as he took away something precious to her, Mother Nature will take something important from him too. Meanwhile, Mohan seems to be losing the case, until he finds the mansion where Paro was purportedly murdered. He also traces Billi Ram, a senile old mason, who may hold a clue to Paro's disappearance. Billi Ram remembers that Janak had called him that day to patch up a wall in the mansion.

Mohan comes to the mansion with police, who tear the wall down. A skeleton tumbles out in front of Karuna. Shocked by this revelation, Karuna goes to her home and sets it on fire. She sits inside, playing a piano and succumbs to the fire. After learning of his daughter's death and the new discovery, Janak realizes that Paro's curse has done its work. Later, Janak pleads guilty for his crime in the court and is sentenced accordingly. As he is escorted out, he and Chandramukhi see each other for a last time. After Chandramukhi and Mohan get united, Naresh heads to America.

Music Sound Track :

The film's music was composed by R. D. Burman and the lyrics written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The song "Hamein Tumse Pyar Kitna" is heard twice in the film, first time by a female singer (Parveen Sultana) and the second time by a male singer (Kishore Kumar). Kumar was nominated for a Filmfare Award for his rendering of the song, while Sultana walked away with the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for her version of the song.

Awards and Nominations :
  • Filmfare Best Female Playback Award : Parveen Sultana for   the song "Hame Tumse Pyar Kitna"
  • Filmfare Best Story Award : Chetan Anand
  • Filmfare Best Cinematographer Award : Jal Mistry
  • Filmfare Nomination for Best Male Playback Singer : Kishore Kumar for the song "Hame Tumse Pyar Kitna" 

S.No. Song Title     Singers     

01. Hamen Tumase Pyar Kitna -  By Kishore Kumar 
02. Tune O Rangeele  -   Lata Mangeshkar   
03. Chhodo Sanam  - By    Kishore Kumar and Annette Pinto     
04. Hamen Tumse Pyar Kitna -  By   Parveen Sultana    
05. Sajti Hai Yun Hi Mehfil   -  By  Asha Bhosle    
06. Sawan Nahin Bhadon Nahin     - By Asha Bhosle and Suresh Wadkar    
07. Dukh Sukh Ki Har Ek Mala    - By  Muhammad Rafi   

01. Hamen Tumase Pyar Kitna :
  • हमें तुम से प्यार कितना, ये हम नहीं जानते
  • फिल्म : कुदरत (1981) - Kudrat
  • सग़ीत : आर.डी.बर्मन
  • गीतकार : मजरूह सुल्तानपुरी
  • गायक : किशोर कुमार - Kishore Kumar

Lyircs :
(हमें तुम से प्यार कितना, ये हम नहीं जानते
मगर जी नहीं सकते तुम्हारे बिना) -2
हमें तुम से प्यार

सुना गम जुदाई का, उठाते हैं लोग
जाने जिंदगी कैसे, बिताते हैं लोग
दिन भी यहाँ तो लगे, बरस के समान
हमें इंतज़ार कितना, ये हम नहीं जानते
मगर जी नहीं सकते तुम्हारे बिना
हमें तुम से प्यार कितना, ये हम नहीं जानते
मगर जी नहीं सकते तुम्हारे बिना

तुम्हें कोई और देखे, तो जलता है दिल
बड़ी मुश्किलों से फिर, संभालता है दिल
क्या क्या जतन करते हैं, तुम्हें क्या पता
ये दिल बेकरार कितना, ये हम नहीं जानते
मगर जी नहीं सकते तुम्हारे बिना
हमें तुम से प्यार कितना, ये हम नहीं जानते
मगर जी नहीं सकते तुम्हारे बिना

कलाकार :  राजेश खन्ना - हेमा मालिनी 

02.  Tune O Rangeele :  

  • तू ने ओ रँगीले कैसा जादू किया 
  • फिल्म - कुदरत - Kudrat
  • गायक - लता मंगेशकर  - Lata Mangeshkar 
  • संगीत - मजरूह सुल्तानपुरी

Lyrics :

तू ने ओ रँगीले कैसा जादू किया -2
पीया पीया बोले मतवाला जिया

तू ने ओ रँगीले कैसा जादू किया 
पीया पीया बोले मतवाला जिया

बाहों में छुपा के ये क्या किया
ओ रे पिया ओ .
तू ने ओ रँगीले कैसा जादू किया
पीया पीया बोले मतवाला जीआ

पास बुला के, गले से लगा के
तू ने तो बदल डाली दुनिया
नए हैं नज़ारे, नए हैं इशारे
रही नो वो कल वाली दुनिया
सपने दिखाके तू ने ये क्या किया
ओ रे पिया ओ .
तू ने ओ रँगीले कैसा जादू किया
पीया पीया बोले मतवाला जिया

(ओ मेरे साजन कैसी ये धड़कन
शोर मचाने लगी मन में
जैसे लहराए नदिया का पानी
लहर उठे रे मेरे तन में) - 2
मुझ में समा के ये क्या किया
ओ रे पिया ओ

तू ने ओ रँगीले कैसा जादू किया
पीया पीया बोले मतवाला जिया
बाहों में छुपा के ये क्या किया
ओ रे पिया ओ ...

कलाकार  : राजेश खन्ना - हेमा मालिनी

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