Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sadhna and Rajender Kumar.

Sadhna and Rajender Kumar.

Sadhna and Rajender Kumar formed one of the successful pair of artists who had provided superhit films in the 60s. Their film Mere Mehboob was extremely successful in the early 60s.

The film showed the pardanashin community of Aligarh, Lucknow and north India. They expressed their affair in the most dignified manner that was possible. The songs in the film composed by Naushad were of extraordinary quality. Rafi and Lata were at their best. The songs “mere mehboob tujhe meri muhobbat ki kasam” , “tujhse ishar-e-hal kar baithe”, “ai husn zara jag”, etc., musical masterpieces where the lyrics written by Shakeel Badayani were of superlative class. Rajender Kumar and Sadhna gave elegant lips in those songs.

Both of them were sublime in the film Aarzoo where again the music played an important role. Shankar Jaikishan’s brilliant class of music with songs like “ai nargisi mastana”, “chalke teri aankho se”, “ai phoolon ki rani”, “bedardi balma”, “aaji rooth kar kahan jaiyega” had made the audience spellbound. Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri had always written classic lyrics for Shankar Jaikishan. There was no exception in Aarzoo. Rajender Kumar lost his leg and wanted Sadhna to marry Feroz Khan. But she wanted to sacrifice her legs at the end of the film. Ultimately the tragic love story blossomed into marriage.

Even in the 70s their film Aap Aye Bahar Aye, was rich in music. This LP produced hit songs like “aap aye bahar aye”. Although Rajender Kumar and Sadhna did not have the same glamour as they possessed 10 year ago the film ended successfully.

Rajender Kumar carried the same dignity which Dilip Kumar carried with himself all along his career. Due to the brilliance of acting of Sadhna and Rajender Kumar their romantic stories had appealed to all sections of the crowds.

Their films and songs should be restored for presenting the cine-classics to the next generation.


shashank said...

Superb article. Sadhana and Rajendra kumar are the great artists and their films were hit. So in every films, Mohdrafi and Lata Mangeshkar was the singers.

radhey said...

Oh,they were very very pleasant and extraordinary a great fan of sadhana,i wanted to see her once more on the stage.