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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Biswajeet and Saira Banu were impressive in April Fool.
Actors Biswajeet and actress Saira Banu were impressive in Subodh Mukherjee’s film April Fool. The film was released in 1964.
Subodh Mukherjee was the director and the producer of the film. Shankar Jaikishan composed the music of the film.
In the film Jayant had two daughters Saira Banu and Nazima. He loved them. Saira Banu made a mistake in understanding the identity of Biswajeet and she thought he was Ashok. In reality he was not a rich person and neither had property. He worked in the office of Jayant.
Saira Banu fell in love with him. Later she came to know that Biswajeet was not Ashok. In the meantime Sajjan ran a gang of conspirators. He sold the information to foreign countries.
Jayant hatched out a plan. She asked Saira Banu to play a fake character and get involved with Sajjan. Jayant would be able to know the informations about Sajjan better. In the eventuality there was a fight and Sajjan was killed by Biswajeet.
Biswajeet and Saira Banu did a great job in the film. But the factor which made the film super hit was the everlasting music by Shankar Jaikishan. Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur sang a number of romantic duets in the film including “kehdo kehdo jahan se kehdo”, “meri muhobbat pak muhobbat”, “tujhe pyar karte hai karte rahe hai”, to name a few. All the songs became super hit. Mohammad Rafi’s solo numbers for Biswajeet became bumper hit including “April Fool banaya”, “aa gale lag ja”.
The film was in the list of first 10 hit films of 1964. The exotic locations of the hills and melodious music enchanted the viewers. The film should be restored and preserved.