Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sitapur Ki Geeta - 1987

Introduction :

Sitapur Ki Geeta is a 1987 Hindi movie which stars Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna and Pran. The music is by Om Prakash Sharma and Master Sonik. The movie, set against a rural back drop, was most successful in the North and the East of India. Lachak lachak jaye jawani is the most famous song from this film sung by  Amit Kumar and Asha Bhosle.  Rajesh Khanna makes special appearances in the film as the would be groom of Hema Malini. It was re-released and dubbed into Bhojpuri in 2006. 

Star Cast :
  •     Super Star Rajesh Khanna ... Ramu
  •     Hema Malini ... Geeta Singh
  •     Pran ... Dharam Singh
  •     Rajan Sippy ... Police Inspector Karan Singh 'Munna'
  •     Amjad Khan ... Thakur Pratap Singh
  •     Shakti Kapoor ... Thakur Bahadur Singh
  •     Raza Murad ... Thakur Vikram Singh
  •     Shoma Anand ... Pinky Srivastav
  •     Tej Sapru ... Teju
  •     Chandrashekhar ... Bandit who supported Geeta
  •     Om Shivpuri ... IGP Srivastav
  •     Yunus Parvez ... Pratap Singh's Munim
  •     Jayshree T. ... Courtesan
  •     Chand Usmani ... Mrs. Yashoda Singh
  •     Jankidas ... Bread man
Other Film Crew's :
  •     Directed by Shibu Mitra
  •     Produced by S.K. Kapur
  •     Written by Faiz Saleem
  •     Music by Sonik Omi
  •     Cinematography by S.S. Pappu
  •     Date of Release on 1-5-1987
  •     Language : Hindi
  •     Country : India
Summary :

A poor widowed farmer, Dharma Singh, raises two children, a boy (Karan) and a girl (Geeta) on his own in a town called Rampur, and would like his son to grow up to be a police officer. Alas, that was not to be so, for heavy torrential rains strikes their region, separating the entire family, leaving Dharma wounded, and the two children ending up in a town called Sitapur. Geeta decides to work so that her brother can study. Her brother re-locates to Bombay city, and subsequently studies well, and becomes a Police Inspector. He is assigned his first major assignment to get rid of bandits near Sitapur, which he accepts, little knowing that the very people he is expected to get rid of are his very own sister, who is now a former jailbird, a notorious bandit who calls herself "Maut", and at odds with another bandit known as Daku Dharma Singh, who is none other than her father. Will Karan be able to fulfill his duties or will he end up joining his family in a life of crime.

 Music Sound Tracks :
  •   Music by Master Sonik and Om Prakash Sharma
  •   Lyrics by Verma Malik
  •   Singers : Amit Kumar,  Asha Bhosle,  Mahendra Kapoor Dilraj Kaur  and      Mohammed Aziz
 S.No.   Song Title   Singers

 1)  Lachak Lachak Jaye Jawani : By Amit Kumar and Asha Bhosle
 2)  Zamana Kaisa : By Mahendra Kapoor 

 3)  Yaad Kar Yaad Kar  : By Asha Bhosle 
 4)  Phaink More Raja Rupaiya :  By Asha Bhosle 
 5)  Na Chhatri Na Chhat  : By Dilraj Kaur and Mohammed Aziz

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Raaz - 1967


Introduction :

Raaz is a 1967 Hindi romantic thriller movie directed by Ravindra Dave. Produced by G. P. Sippy for Sippy Films, the story was written by C. J. Pavri. The film stars Rajesh Khanna, Babita, I. S. Johar and Asit Sen. The films music is by Kalyanji Anandji. Rajesh Khanna and Babita are introduced in this film.

Star Cast :
  •     Super Star Rajesh Khanna as Kumar/Sunil
  •     Babita as Sapna
  •     I. S. Johar as Rocky
  •     D.K. Sapru as Sarkar Nath
  •     Laxmi Chhaya
  •     Kamal Kapoor as Sunil's friend
Other Film Crew's :
  • Directed by     Ravindra Dave
  • Produced by     G. P. Sippy
  • Written by     C. J. Pavri
  • Music by     Kalyanji Anandji
  • Cinematography     K. Vaikunth
  • Edited by     M. S. Shinde
  • Production company :  Sippy Films
  • Distributed by     Dosani Films
  • Release date :     1967
  • Language    :  Hindi
  • Country     : India
Summary :
Kumar (Rajesh Khanna), though of Indian origin, lives in Africa. He has recurring dreams of a Railway Station in India called "Viran Nagar". He decides to find for himself and travels to India along with his friend, Rocky (I.S Johar). They are able to find Viran Nagar railway station, which is exactly as Kumar had dreamed of. When they go to find a ride, the locals shy away from them as behave as though they have seen a ghost. They find temporary accommodations and set out to discover the mystery behind Kumar's dreams. Then a young woman, Sapna (Babita), meets with Kumar, tells him that she has been awaiting his return, and now they can be together again. But Kumar has never been to this place before, and ends up even more confused. Then another local villager named Bansi tells them he had himself seen Kumar getting killed and buried in the nearby forest. Kumar and Rocky must now find out who was killed, and why the villagers believe that Kumar has returned from the grave.
Kumar finds out the truth from a mysterious man (Kamal Kapoor) who was a friend of Kumar's long-lost identical twin brother Sunil that he had been there before and was in love with Sapna. But Sapna's evil uncle Sarkar Nath (D.K. Sapru) was against their love and hence planned to kill Kumar. Kumar was attacked by Sarkar's henchmen and lost consciousness. At the same time, Sunil and his friend arrived in Viran Nagar and found Kumar unconscious. Sunil went to find help but was mistaken for Kumar by Sarkar's henchmen and killed. It is then revealed that it was Sunil who was killed and buried in the forest. As a result of his head injury from the attack of Sarkar's men, Kumar had lost his memory. Thus he began to have the recurring dreams when he returned to Africa.

In the end Kumar identifies the villains and defeats them. Kumar and Sapna live happily ever after.

Music Sound  Track :

S.No.     Song Title     Singer(s)

1     "Akele Hain Chale Aao" -  By  Mohammed Rafi
2     "Akele Hai Chale Aao" -   By Lata Mangeshkar
3     "Aeji Zara Sunna"  -  By Lata Mangeshkar
4     "Dil Sambhale Sambhalta Nahin"  -  By Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar
5     "Pyar Ne Di Sada Tumko"  -  By  Krishna Kalle
6    "Sochta Hoon Ke Maine Tumhen" -  By Mohammed Rafi and Krishna Kalle

Quotes on the film :
Rajesh Khanna said in an interview,"Though “Aakhri Khat” is my first film, I received my first break as a leading actor in Ravindra Dave's, “Raaz” in 1967. My heroine was Babita, already a popular actress then. Though I had lots of confidence, I was shy in facing the camera initially. In my first three shots, I had to perform with stress on my body language and dialogue delivery. Though I was right with my dialogues, my movements were not up to the mark. Ravindra Dave explained me my scenes and movements very clearly correcting my way of walking.Also it was based on double role and was a film much ahead of its time. There are two Rajesh Khanna.

Aakhri Khat - 1966

 Introduction :

Aakhri Khat (English: The Last Letter) is a 1966 Bollywood film written and directed by Chetan Anand. The music of the film is by Khayyam and lyrics by Kaifi Azmi; it includes the song "Baharon Mera Jeevan Bhi Sanwaro", sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Chetan Anand, started the film with a bare outline of a script and a 15-month-old infant who he let loose in the city, following him with his camera, mostly a hand-held camera, taking in all the city sounds, under the cinematic direction of Jal Mistry.  The film was selected as the Indian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 40th Academy Awards in 1967, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Star Cast :
  •     Super Star Rajesh Khanna - Govind
  •     Indrani Mukherjee - Lajjo
  •     Master Bunty - Buntu
  •     Nana Palsikar
  •     Manvendra Chitnis - Inspector Naik
  •     Mohan Choti - Moti (Servant)
  •     Tun Tun
  •     Maruti Rao
  •     Naqi Jehan - Wealthy young woman
Other Film Crew's :

  • Directed by     Chetan Anand
  • Produced by     Himalaya Films
  • Written by     Chetan Anand
  • Cinematography     Jal Mistry
  • Edited by     Jadav Rao
  • Distributed by     Prabha Pictures
  • Release dates :    1966
  •  Language    :  Hindi
  • Country     : India
Summary : 
 Govind (Rajesh Khanna) is a young sculptor, while vacationing near Kullu, sees Lajjo (Indrani Mukherjee) and falls in love. Subsequently, they get married secretly in a village temple. He then has to leave for the city to pursue further education. Meanwhile, the girl finds that she is pregnant. On finding this her step mother sells her off for Rs. 500, where she is beaten, some time later she gives birth to a little boy, Buntu. Later Lajjo comes to Mumbai to meet Govind, carrying her one-year-old son. She leaves a letter for him at his doorsteps, and want to leaves the child as well, is unable to go through it, and takes him along. They keep wandering, and feed off whatever comes their way, soon she dies leaving her son alone.
The rest of the film is a story of the little child, wandering around the city. He goes out of the house, eating whatever he finds, including a pill, which makes him doze off. On waking up, he wanders even more and more into the city. Meanwhile Govind, comes know all through a letter she has left behind, Aakhri Khat (Last Letter), he soon realizes his mistake and with the help of police tries to find his wife and son, though only finds his wife's body. Later, he shows the Police inspector Naik, (Manvendra Chitnis), the statue of Lajjo he has kept in his studio.
The child is then rescued by a man who is a staff member of an orphanage nearby. He escapes from that place at night. And after a long time of wandering here and there, and after the help of some people, he ultimately reaches home to find a statue of his lost mother, and a new lady, who is now his new mother..

Production :

The film Rajesh Khanna's debut film as an actor, and he was shy while face the camera, after facing difficult in first three shots, director Ravindra Dave helped him understand his scenes and movements, and corrected his way of walking. Quotes on the film

Rajesh Khanna disclosed in an interview,"I consider “Aakhri Khat” a memorable film of my initial days. It was out and out a director's project and Chetan Anand, highly imaginative and sensitive director handled the film with expertise. I still clearly remember how cinematographer Jal Mistry shot the song sequence, “Ab Na Ja” on me and Indrani Mukherjee in five to six close ups also picturising the natural panorama of the Himalayas with rare aesthetics and perfection. My most challenging scene in “Aakhri Khat” was the last one where I am in a pensive mood in silence till I recognise my son, Bunty. Chetan Anand used to wake me up with late night phone calls so that my face had the ideal pathos oriented look."

Music Sound Track : 
  • Music by     Khayyam
  • Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
The soundtrack includes the following tracks, composed by Khayyam, and with lyrics by Kaifi Azmi, also marked the debut of Bhupinder Singh as a solo playback singer.

S.No. Song Title    Singer (s) :

  1. Aur Kuchh Der Thahar  -   By   Mohd. Rafi
  2. Baharon Mera Jeevan Bhi Sanwaro  -   By   Lata Mangeshkar
  3. Mere Chanda Mere Nanhe  -  By   Lata Mangeshkar
  4. O My Darling  -  By   Manna Dey
  5. Rut Jawan Jawan Raat Mehrbaan  -   By Bhupinder Singh

Friday, February 24, 2012

Aurat - 1967


Introduction :

Aurat is a 1967 Hindi movie produced and directed by S. S. Balan and S. S. Vasan. The film stars Padmini, Pran, Rajesh Khanna, Feroz Khan, Kanhaiyalal, David, O. P. Ralhan, Nazima, Lalita Pawar and Leela Chitnis. The films music is by Ravi.The film is totally revolving around character of Parvati's life played by Padmini. The film deals with how Parvati (played by Padmini), who is in true love with character played by Feroz Khan, is forced by circumstances to marry Manoharilal (played by Pran) against wishes of her brother (played by Rajesh Khanna) and later is tested by life to show whether after marriage to Manoharilal, she is truly affectionate to Manoharilal or is she having affair with the her ex-boyfriend.

This movie is the remake of 1966 Tamil movie Chitthi (meaning 'step-mother') played by Padmini in the lead role and R. Muthuraman as her younger brother. It is one of the first significant on screen roles for Rajesh Khanna, then a new comer to screen.

Star Cast :

  •     Super Star Rajesh Khanna - Suresh
  •     Padmini (actress) - Parvati
  •     Pran - Manoharilal
  •     Feroz Khan
  •     Nazima - Asha
  •     David
  •     O. P. Ralhan - Rattanlal
  •     Lalita Pawar - Dadi Maa
  •     Leela Chitnis
  •     Nana Palsikar
  •     Achala Sachdev
  •     Mohan Choti
  •     Niranjan Sharma
  •     Kanhaiyalal
Other Film Crew's :

  • Distributed by  Gemini Pictures
  • Directed by  S. S. Vasan and S. S. Balan
  • Produced by  S. S. Vasan and S. S. Balan
  • Written by  K. S. Gopalakrishnan
  • Music by  Ravi
  • Cinematography  by  Kamal Ghosh
  • Edited by M Umanath
  • Release year :    1967
  • Language     : Hindi 
  • Country     : India
Summary :
Parvathi (Padmini) is an elder daughter of eight children family who is the primary bread earner of her house. Her aim is bring up her family position and marry off all her sisters which include a dumb girl. So she spents her whole life and struggles hard to educate her brother Suresh (Rajesh Khanna) and make him doctor so that he can lend her helping hand. Though she works hard she smiles at times when she meets a man (Feroz Khan) whom she has a liking but her circumstances prevent her moving further.
Manoharilal an aged rich man and father of six children wants to marry again and searches for bride and keeps an eye on Parvati. A proposal for marriage is raised on his behalf to which Suresh and Parvati's mother does not accept even though he has money. But Parvati accepts the proposal on the grounds that her family position will improve if she marries him. Suresh tries his level best to make her back-off from the marriage but she does not accept it. Parvati marries Manoharilal and steps in his family.

Manoharilal's family who are against his marriage does not welcome Parvati to their home due to step-mother fear. Suresh worries on the situation of her sister in the new home but Parvati manages win the love of all her husband's children. Parvati spends most of the time with the children and this irritates her husband. So she behaves in the way which is liked by her husband but not liked by herself. At times he doubts on the fidelity of his wife and assumes that she has affair with some other man and tortures her. Suresh and Manoharilal's sister gets attracted towards each other but it is strongly opposed by Manoharilal. Hence he stops aiding Suresh's education but somehow Manoharilal's sister manages money for his studies by getting money from a man. Because of which she frequently visits a hotel. Suresh passes in his final examination and cheers Parvati.
Manoharilal arranges for groom visit for his sister. The groom looks at the bride and is shocked as he has seen her frequently coming to a hotel and assumes that she is a dirty woman earning money in dirty way. This shocks Parvati and Manoharilal. But the fact is the money for Suresh's education is provided by the man whom Parvati wanted to marry in the beginning. She also finds that he married is dumb sister. Manoharilal realises his mistake and unites his sister with Suresh and all live happily.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Baharon Ke Sapne - 1967


Introduction :

Baharon Ke Sapne is a 1967 Hindi movie under Nasir Hussain films banner. It starred Rajesh Khanna, and the Nasir Husain fixture- Asha Parekh. It also had Premnath, Madan Puri and another Nasir Husain fixture Rajendranath. Another pair of Husain fixtures gave the music Majrooh Sultanpuri the lyrics and composition by R.D. Burman.

 Star Cast :
  •    Super Star Rajesh Khanna ... Ramaiya
  •     Asha Parekh ... Geeta
  •     Prem Nath ... Mr. Kapoor
  •     Rajendra Nath ... Pandu
  •     Madan Puri ... Ranjeet
  •     Sulochana Latkar ... Gouri
  •     Nana Palsikar ... Bholanath
  •     P. Jairaj
  •     Anwar Hussain
  •     Ram Avtar
  •     Bela Bose as Dancer. 
  • Other Film Crew's :
  • Directed by     Nasir Hussain
  • Produced by     Nasir Hussain
  • Cinematography     Jal Mistry
  • Edited by     Babu Lavande and Gurudutt Shirali
  • Release date :    1967
  • Language     :  Hindi
  • Country      :  India
Summary :

In a small industrial town near Bombay lives Bholanath, who works at the local mill, and is the proud husband of Gauri, a daughter, Champa, and above all his son, Ramaiya, who is a graduate in the arts faculty, - the only one in this town who has attained this degree. But times are hard, and jobs are difficult to come by. When Bholanath loses his job, Ramaiya decides to find employment, and does so as a menial worker in the same mill his dad used to work. Ramaiya is very popular with his co-workers and they soon elect him as their new union leader. This puts Ramaiya in conflict with the Management of the Mill, headed by the owner, Kapoor, who has ordered that Ramaiya be eliminated post haste. But Ramaiya is determined to address the workers' grievances, and he gets himself framed for theft; has the police on the lookout for him, and so Ramaiya goes into hiding. When Ramaiya does not show up for a workers' meeting, some believe that he has been bought by the mill management, and they decide to take the matters into their own hands - by burning the mill down, killing Kapoor and his family, and getting into direct confrontation with the local police, who have been issued orders to shoot-at-sight.

Music Sound Track :

  • Music by     R.D. Burman 
  • Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
S.No. Song Title     Singer(s)
  1. Aja Piya Tohey Pyar Dun  -   By Lata Mangeshkar
  2. Chunri Sambhal Gori  -   By Manna Dey  and Lata Mangeshkar
  3. Kya Janoo Sajan Huti Hai Kya Gham Ki Sham   -  By Lata Mangeshkar
  4. O Mere Sajna O Mere Balmaa   -  By Lata Mangeshkar and Rajesh Khanna
  5. Zamane Ne Maare Jawan Kaise Kaise  -   By Mohammed Rafi
  6. Do Pal Jo Teri Aankhon Se Mile Na Mile  - By Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar
Awards :

Filmfare Best Cinematographer Award  : Black and White Film : Jal Mistry