Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Friday, March 21, 2008

Nazarana - 1987


Introduction :

Nazrana (Hindi: नज़राना) is a Hindi film starring Rajesh Khanna paired opposite two heroines Smita Patil and Sridevi. The film was directed by Ravi Tandon. The music was given by Laxmikant Pyarelal and lyrics are written by Anand Bakshi. In the film credits, its mentioned that this film is dedicated to late Smita Patil. This film had collections worth 2.80 crores in Indian box office in 1987.

Star Cast :

  • Super Star Rajesh Khanna
  • Smita Patil
  • Sridevi
  • Shafi Inamdar
  • Priti Sapru
  • Gita Siddharth
  • Dalip Tahil
  • Jayshree Gadkar
  • Abhi Bhattacharya
  • Pinchoo Kapoor
  • Om Shivpuri
  • Iftekhar
Other Film Crew's :

  • Directed by     Ravi Tandon
  • Produced by     C.V.K. Shastry and Judah Solomon
  • Screenplay by     Vijay Kaul
  • Story by     Gulshan Nanda
  • Music by     Laxmikant Pyarelal
  • Release date  :   6th February 1986
  • Country   :  India
  • Language   :  Hindi

Summary :

The story starts with a courtroom scene where Rajat Verma (Rajesh Khanna) is being accused of the murder of Sheetal Puri (Priti Sapru). At this point, Tulsi (Sridevi) steps into the witness box and recollects the whole story.

As the film goes into flashback, it is revealed that Rajat is the head of a leading advertising firm. Sheetal is an upcoming model who will stop at nothing to reach the top and stay there. She even makes advances on Rajat, who rejects all of them.

Then Rajat meets Mukta (Smita Patil) and they fall in love. Rajat and Mukta get married and everything is hunky-dory for some days. Sheetal, however, is unhappy as her need for power is increasing. She starts spreading false rumours about Rajat and her having an affair. Mukta is disturbed by the rumours. Rajat tries to assuage her and assures that there is no such thing going on. However, with each day, Mukta's suspicion and bitterness towards Rajat grow stronger. Finally, Rajat too is unable to take this and calls it quits. The duo go through a divorce and get separated.

After that Rajat goes downhill. He starts drinking excessively and causes headlines for all the wrong reasons. Rajat terminates Sheetal's contract with his firm. This causes huge financial losses to Rajat's firm, as Sheetal has become famous and almost no model is ready to step into her shoes.

Meanwhile, Mukta discovers that she is pregnant with Rajat's child and starts to repent of what she did. She tries to reconcile, but Sheetal coldly informs her that she has lost Rajat to Sheetal for good, no matter what the case appears to be. When Sheetal learns of Mukta's pregnancy, she sees to it that Rajat never learns about it.

All this is witnessed by Tulsi (Sridevi), Rajat's housemaid. She is helpless even as Rajat stumbles deeper into the mess. Little does she know that she is going to be the turning point of rest of the story.

Rajat, in utter desperation, decides to launch Tulsi as a new model, as he does not want to renegotiate with Sheetal. Tulsi has no other option but to go along with his decision. Rajat transforms Tulsi and sure enough, Tulsi starts gaining market. Sheetal is naturally enraged by this unexpected roadblock.

Music Sound Track :                                                     

Music by  Laxmikant Pyarelal.

S.No.     Song Title     Singer(s)    

1.     "Aye Babrika Aye Reeka Reeka"   -    By Kavita Krishnamurthy     
2.     "Isse Pehle Ke Yaad Tu Aaye"    -   By  Kishore Kumar     
3.     "Jhan Jhan Nanan Jhanana Jhan Payal Bole" - By  Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Aziz  
4.     "Kah De Zamane Se"   -     By Mohammad Aziz and Anuradha Paudwal     
5.     "O Mera Naam Tu Puchega"   -  By  Lata Mangeshkar   


Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Ravi Tandon

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Vijay Kaul ... (screenplay)
Achala Nagar ... (dialogue) (as Dr. Achla Nagar)
Gulshan Nanda ... (story)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Rajesh Khanna ...
Rajat Verma
Sridevi ...
Tulsi (as Sreedevi)
Priti Sapru Walia ...
Sheetal Puri (as Preeti Sapru)
Gita Siddharth ...
Geeta (as Geeta Kak)
Jayshree Gadkar ...
Shafi Inamdar ...
Smita Patil ...
Dalip Tahil ...
Iftekhar ...
Abhi Bhattacharya ...
Prior - Principal psyhiatristik clinik
Om Shivpuri ...
Prosecuting Lawyer
Brahm Bhardwaj ...
Pinchoo Kapoor ...
Afshant - Mukta's father
Savita Bajaj
Vandna Shashtri ...
(as Vandhana Shastry)
Ved Prakash
Vinod Arora ...
(as Vinod Aurora)
Ramesh Goyal ...
Punk (as Ramesh Goel)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harbans Darshan M. Arora ...
Guest (uncredited)
C.S. Dubey ...
Parvati's Husband (uncredited)
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Produced by 

C.V.K. Sastry ... producer (as C.V.K. Shastry)
Judah Solomon ... producer

Music by 

Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar ... (as Laxmikant)
Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma ... (as Pyarelal)

Cinematography by 

Aloke Dasgupta ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Waman B. Bhosle ... (as Waman Bhonsale)
Gurudutt Shirali ... (as Guru Dutt Shirali)

Art Direction by 

Shanti Dass ... (as Shanti Das)

Makeup Department 

Vasant Jadhav ... assistant makeup artist
Ram Pawaskar ... assistant makeup artist (as Ram Pavaskar)
Radheshyam ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Girdharilal Narula ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Anil Ahuja ... chief assistant director
Satya Bhushan ... assistant director
Bhagwan Das ... assistant director
O.P. Goyle ... chief assistant director

Art Department 

Manas Biswas ... assistant art director (as Bishwas)
Mantosh ... assistant art director (as Monto)

Sound Department 

Abdul Aziz ... assistant sound (as Aziz)
B.K. Chaturvedi ... audiographer
Paul Vincent ... assistant sound (as Paul V.)

Special Effects by 

Nandu Chaudhari ... special effects
C.G. Daftardar ... special effects
Syed Galib ... title effects (as S. Ghalib)


Veeru Devgan ... action coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Babu ... spot boy
Bhola ... spot boy
Gautam ... assistant camera
Kalidas ... spot boy
Robin Kar ... assistant camera (as Robinkar)
Vasant ... spot boy

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Dattaram Dabolkar ... wardrobe (as Dutta Dabolkar)
Ravi Vengurlekar ... wardrobe

Editorial Department 

Achyut Y. Gupte ... color consultant (as A.Y. Gupte)
Naresh Kothari ... assistant editor (as Naresh K.)
Bantappa Rai ... assistant editor (as Battapa Rai)

Music Department 

Mohammed Aziz ... playback singer
Anand Bakshi ... lyricist
Gorakh ... music assistant
Kavita Krishnamurthy ... playback singer (as Kavita Krishnamoorthy)
Kishore Kumar ... playback singer
Lata Mangeshkar ... playback singer
Hitendra Patel ... associate song recordist (as H. Patel)
Anuradha Paudwal ... playback singer
Shashikant ... music assistant
A.N. Tagore ... song recordist

Other crew 

Suresh Bhatt ... choreographer
Chandu ... junior artists supplier
Saroj Khan ... choreographer (as Saroj)
P.L. Raj ... choreographer
S.Y. Rege ... production assistant (as Rege)
Bunny Reuben ... director of publicity
H. Solomon ... production assistant


Smita Patil ... film dedicated to

 Rajat and Mukta meet each other and fall in love. They get married and live in harmony for a few years. Then Mukta starts suspecting that Rajat is having an affair with Sheetal Puri, and then misunderstandings and distrust start, and snowball. Finally, they decide to separate and go their own ways. After their separation, Mukta finds out that she is pregnant, and would like Rajat to see his child, and hopes for a reconciliation. It is then she meets Sheetal, who tells her in no uncertain terms, that Rajat and she belong together, and Rajat has no intention of coming back to Mukta.


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