Friday, August 29, 2008

Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore

Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore.

rajesh khanna
Rajesh Khanna had been extremely popular in the 70s and most of his films stormed bollywood with their strong storyline and powerful music. His films with Sharmila Tagore had been very very successful.

His film Aradhana, in 1969 had been a big hit. It was directed by Shakti Samanta and he was given a double role. Sharmila Tagore was sublime in her performance in the film which involved tragic performance. The music composed by SD Burman in the film became successful. Kishore Kumar’s song “mere sapno ki rani”, “roop tera mastana” became superhit. Also Rafi’s song “gunguna rahi hai bhawar” became hit.

rajesh khanna
The film Amar Prem, directed by Shakti Samanta was also successful. It was the hindi version of Uttam Kumar’s Bengali film Nishi Padda, where Sabitri Chatterji played the role which was played by Sharmila Tagore in Amar Prem. The film was related to tawafis and their life and it was shown that many of them led such a form life because of circumstances. The songs in the film were composed by RD Burman and they were extremely successful.

Sharmila Tagore
Some of the songs lint her film like “kuch to log kahenge”, “chingari koi bharke” have not lost their flavour and popularity even today.

The other successful films include Daag and Safar. Safar was the hindi version of the Bengali film Chalachal where Arundhuti Debi played the role that Sharmila Tagore in the hindi version. Rajesh Khanna was a painter in the film and was loved by Sharmila Tagore. The music in the film composed by Kalyanji Anadji became extremely successful. Songs like “zindagi ka safar” sung by KK became super hit. It was ably directed by Asit Sen.

Sharmila Tagore
They also acted in the film Avishkar which was off-beat film.

The films and the songs should be restored for the next generation.

1 comment:

V. Manohar said...

• A lovemark of humility – Super Star Rajesh Khanna
It is impossible not to acknowledge Super Star Rajesh Khanna as the colossus of Indian cinema. From his films we have been imparted the wisdom to know that "pain" is but an element of life. This Titan however, has surpassed himself in all portrayls by the faith he has inspired that "life "is stronger than the element. That life and love are capable to counterbalance all. Super Star Rajesh Khanna is endowed with the charismatic capability of profound giving. He is a Greatest Living Legend of Indian Cinema.