Monday, February 4, 2008

Bharat Bhushan – the legendary actor of bollywood.

Bharat Bhushan – the legendary actor of bollywood.

Bharat Bhushan
Bharat Bhushan had created a distinct place for himself in the bollywood films made in the 50s and 60s. He can be rightly known as a singing star as most of his films depicted historical characters who were famous for their singing skills or poetic skills. He impressed the viewers with his performance in the film Anandmath with Pradeep Kumar and Pritviraj Kapoor, based on the novel of Bankim Chandra Chatterji.

His film Baiju Bawra, opposite Meena Kumari, had stormed the Indian silver screen with legendary music and lyrics. Naushad had made lifetime composition in the film and songs like “tu ganga ki mauj”, “woh duniyake rakhwale”, “man tarapata”, etc., made both Rafi and Bharat Bhushan legendary stars. The ragas were extraordinary and Naushad’s use of Rafi and Lata, showed the viewers why he was a legend of legends. He also depicted the characters of saints and noted poets like Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Mirza Ghalib. In Mirza Ghalib, his performance opposite Suraiya is worth mentioning, with superlative music composed by Ghulam Mohammad, with songs like “dil-e-nadaan tujhe hua kya hai”, sung by Talat Mehmood and Suraiya.

After performing well in films like Phagun, opposite Madhubala, Bharat Bhushan again amazed the viewers with his serene performance in the film Basant Bahar. The music composed by Shankar Jaikishan included classical compositions of the highest degree with Manna Dey singing legendary songs like “sur na saje kya gayun mai” and facing Bhimsen Joshi in a musical contest. The display of quality ghazals and qawallis continued in the film Barsaat Ki Raat, where Bharat Bhushan, and Madhubala provided outstanding lips in the legendary composition of Roshan with songs like “zindagi bhar nahi bhulenge who barsaat ki raat”, sung separately by Rafi and Lata, and “yeh isq isq”, the immortal qawalli sung by Manna Dey, Rafi and others.

Bharat Bhushan was even sublime in his role in the film Jahan-ara, opposite Mala Sinha. He gave adequate lips in the songs composed by Madanmohan and sung by Rafi and other playback singers like “baad muddat ke yeh ghari ayi”, “kisi ki yaad me apna ko hai bhulae hue”, etc. He performed in character roles in the 70s and 80s, and there too commanded respect. His education and understanding of the historical characters are evident in the legendary roles he had played during the long span of film career. The viewers are respectful towards the notable performances of Bharat Bhushan in bolywood films.

Article By: CR Chatterji.

6 comments:

Rumi said...

Bharat Bhushan was a vey cultured actor. His performance in Baiju Bawra, Barsaat ki raat, show that even used to understand the lyrics and composition of immortal songs and given effortless lips in those songs.
Rumi Chatterji.

Chitta said...

Bharat Bhushan had given elgent lips in the song "tum bin jayun kaha". It was at different times in the film once by Rafi and the other time by Kishore.He had brought Mirza Ghalib out of the history books by strong performance.
CR Chatterji.

iqbal qureshi said...

The way,the great Naushad created memorable tunes,Bharat Bhushan too proved justice is done.In those days he was no where less than dilip Saa.The ASHIRWAD BANGLOW on PARRY ROAD near BAND STAND beloged to him.When his fall came,Rajendra Kumar purchased,but when Rajendra Kumar was on down fall,he considered Ashirwad an unlucky and Rajesh Khanna bought it.And you know,Bharat Bhushan shifted in two room flat in CHEHBUR with his wife Ratna,A TRUE friend on the earth. This film indusry is how much cruel is the example that this sweet and lovable artist has to act as a father or mandir ka PUJARI and like in B $ C grade movies until he died.Only Ratna and neighbour were near him.No one landed helping hand to this kind soul.But Histoty of indian Films has preserved him, his films and golden songs til the SUN SHINE$ MOON glow. Let me inform in the same breath,when NIROPA ROY died;she was the MOTHER of AMITAB BACHHAN $many in several famouse movies:No body turned in her funaral.Bollywood, thy name is CRUELTY.

kg said...

2nd reciepient of the filmfare award, bharat saab has sung the best songs of most singers.such a charming ,good looking actor, many people wish that some song where lipped by him eg; yeh dunia yeh mehfil tere kaam ki nahi,zindigi bhar gham judaai ka muje tadpaya gaa, chal ud ja re panchii, dil deewana husn bhi gahayal etc . please see the wonderful rafi asha version of dil ki thammana in gyrahazar ladkiyan doe so well by bharat bhushan.

sindhu said...

I kiked his acting in bhaiju bawara .He has given his sole to that role.I LIKED EVERY THING IN THAT FILM ESPISCALLY MUSIC AND ACTING.

sindhu said...

i liked every thing in him in film bhaiju bawara .he has given sole to his role.i liked his acting and also naushad's music.