Mohammed Rafi and Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Posted in Super Star Rajesh Khanna with tags on April 1, 2009 by vmanohar

Rafi sang for Romantic Icon Rajesh Khanna … Akele Hai Chali Aao Jaha Hoo…………..
Kaha Aawaz De Tumko Kaha Hoo……….

Rafi Sahab was the voice of first Indian superstar Rajesh Khanna in this mind-boggling hunting song from G.P.Sippy’s suspense thriller RAAZ (1967) was directed by Ravindra Dave, which may also be considered the first notable film of the superstar. The young Rajesh Khanna was looking very smart, handsome and charming in the song with the magic voice of Mohd. Rafi. The song was two times in the film: first time in female voice by Lata Mangeshkar and second time in male voice by Mohammed Rafi that was picturised on Babita Shivadasani and Rajesh Khanna respectively.


Another Rafi-Lata duet from the film “Sochta Hoo Ke Tumhe Maine Kahi  Dekha Hai Yaad Karta Hoo Magar Yaad  Aata Nahin Hai” was also picturised on them. The music of the film was penned by Kalyanji-Anandji and lyrics of the song by Shamim Jaipuri. Thus, Rajesh Khanna started his career with the golden voice of Mohd. Rafi like Manoj Kumar (Shaheed, Do Badan) and Feroz Khan(Oonche Log, Ek Sapera Ek Lootera), though later on Kishore Kumar was recognised the voice of Rajesh Khanna and Mukesh Saheb was recognised the voice of Manoj Kumar and Feroz Khan.

Jatin Khanna joined Hindi Film Industry with screen name Rajesh Khanna in 1966 after winning an All India Talent Contest jointly organized by United Producers and Filmfare under selection by Panel of Judges: Bimal Roy, Chetan Anand, G.P.Sippy, Shakti Samanta and B.R.Chopra. His first film appearance in Chetan Anand’s “Aakhri Khat” (1966) was unnoticed. In next two years he appeared in few films but did not get any recognition. In 1969, Shakti Samanta produced Aradhana with Rajesh Khanna where he played double role of father and son, both as Air Force pilots. The film became a golden jubilee hit, which made Rajesh Khanna a star. Kishore Kumar’s songs for Rajesh in the film, “Mere Sapnon Ki Rani Kab Ayegi Tu“, “Roop Tera Mastana Pyar Mera Diwana” and “Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera” proved super duper hits overriding the Rafi numbers “Gun Guna Rahe Hain Bhawarein” and “Baaghon Mein Bahar Hai” which also made Kishore Kumar the top playback singer of Hindi Cinema keeping Rafi Sahab in second row. Kishore Kumar was also recognised as the voice of romantic icon Rajesh Khanna after debonair Dev Anand. Thus Rajesh Khanna’s superstardom meant a curtailment of work for Mohammed Rafi to some extent after Aradhana due to Kishore Kumar’s fascination.

Rafi-Rajesh Khanna and composer Kalyanji-Anandji:-

Kalyanji-Anandji composed music for Rajesh’s debut film RAAZ and SACHAA JHUTHA (1970). The music of RAAZ was penned by Kalyanji-Anandji and lyrics by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Qumar Jalalabadi, Gulshan Bawara, Shamim Jaipuri, Akhtar Romani & Noor Dewasi. In addition to the hunting Rafi number “Akele Hai Chali Aao Jaha Ho“, the other popular track from the film: “Sochta Hoo Ke Tumhe Maine Kahi  Dekha Hai Yaad Karta Hoo Magar Yaad  Aata Nahin Hai” by Rafi-Lata, “Dil Sambhale Sambhalta Nahin Aaj Tu Paas Aane Ki Dedo Izazat Hamein” by Mukesh-Lata was picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Babita.

The Rafi-Lata duet from Sachaa Jhutha “Yunhi Tum Mujhse Baat Karti Ho Ya Koi Pyar Ka Irada Hai” was picturised on Rajesh Khanna & Mumtaz. The other popular track of the film “Dil Ko Dekho Chehra Na Dekho, Chehere Ne Lakho Ko Luta“, “Meri Pyari Bahenian Banegee Dulhaniya” was sung by Kishore Kumar. Rajesh played dual role in Sachaa Jhutha under direction of Monmohan Desai for which he got his first Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1971 and the film was reprise in early 1990s as AFLATOON under direction of Gudu Dhanoa with his real life son-in-law Akshay Kumar.

Rafi-Rajesh Khanna and composer Laxmikant-Pyarelal:-

Laxmikant-Pyarelal had composed music in the lyric of Anand Bakshi for this combination in the films: DO RAASTE (1969), AAN MILO SAJANA (1970), MEHBOOB KI MEHNDI (1971) and HAATHI MERE SAATHI (1971). Raj Khosla’s golden jubilee hit Do Raaste was a great musical of HFM, which was released in December 1969 and run in theatres with Aradhana simultaneously. The songs of the film “Yeh Reshmi Zulfen Yeh Sharbati Aakhen” by Rafi, “Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukara Mulakath Ho Gayee” by Rafi-Lata was so popular which were picturised on Rajesh Khanna & Mumtaz, one of the best popular pair of Hindi Cinema.

Laxmikant, Pyarelal

Laxmikant, Pyarelal

The title song of film Aan Milo Sajana, “Rang Rang Ke Phool Khile Mauhe Bhai Mere Angana, Aab Aan Milo Sajana” by Rafi-Lata was picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh and the solo by Rafi “Koi Nazrana Lekar Aaye Hoon Main Deewana Tere Liye” is one the best and deliberate party song of Hindi Film Music. The other popular track of the film, “Achha Tu Hum Chalte Hain” and “Jawani O Diwani Tu Zindabad” was sung by Lata-Kishore & Kishore Kumar respectively.

The songs of Mehboob Ki Mehndi, “Yeh Jo Chilman Hai Dushman Hamari, Kitni Sharmilee Dulhan Hamari“, “Pasand Aa Gayee Hai Ek Kafir Hasia Umar Uski Soolah Baras Aur Say Mahina” solos by Rafi and “Itna To Yaad Hai Mujhe Ki Yunse Mulakat Huee” a duet by Rafi-Lata was also popular which were picturised on a rare pair of Hindi Cinema, Rajesh Khanna and Leena Chandravarkar, again they will set to pair up in a TV serial “Bhabhima”. The other popular track of the film “Mere Diwanepan Ki Bhi Dawa Nahin” and “Jane Kyon Log Mohabbat Kiya Karte Hain” was sung by Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar respectively.

Above all the stand out high pitch song “NAFRAT KI DUNIYA KO CHOD KAR PYAR KI DUNIYA MEIN KHUSH REHNA MERE YAAR” from Haathi Mere Saathi which totally supersedes all lovely Kishore numbers from the film with emotional singing by our all time  great  Mohammed Rafi Sahab. It was one of the best background songs of HFM in the climax of the film which was picturised on superstar Rajesh Khanna after killing of his elephant by villains which was the central character of the film.

Rafi-Rajesh Khanna and composer S.D.Burman:-

Dada Burman had composed music for this combination in only one film that is Rajesh’s first hit “ARADHANA” which made him a star. After recordings of two duets, S.D. Burman became ill and his real life son and assistant, R.D. Burman took over the charge of recordings who hired his friend Kishore Kumar to sing the two solos “Mere Sapnon Ki Rani Kab Aayegee Tu” and “Roop Tera Mastana Pyar Mera Deewana” which led to Kishore’s credentials. The two popular Rafi-Lata duets from the film, “Gun Guna Rahe Hain Bhawarein” and “Baaghon Mein Bahar Hai” were picturised on Rajesh Khanna & Sharmila Tagore & Rajesh Khanna & Farida Jalal respectively. The theme song of the film, “Sapna Hogi Teri Aradhana” was sung by S.D. Burman himself which was in background.

Mohd Rafi with S.D.Burman, Hasrat and Vijay Anand

Mohd Rafi with S.D.Burman, Hasrat and Vijay Anand

Rafi-Rajesh Khanna and composer R.D.Burman

R. D. Burman had composed music for this combination in the films: BAHARON KE SAPNE (1967), THE TRAIN (1970), SHEHZADA (1972), HUMSHAKAL (1974), BANDALBAAZ (1977), and PHIR WOHI RAAT (1980).

The theme song “Zamane Ne Mare Jawan Kaise Kaise” from Baharon Ke Sapne is the beginning of Rafi-Rajesh-R.D.Burman combination which ends with the song “Aa Gaye Yaro Jeene Ke Din, Khele Khane Pene Ke Din” from Phir Wahi Raat.

Rose Movies’s The Train is the best film of this combination and romantic number “Gulabi Ankhen Jo Teri Dekha Sharabi Yeh Dil Ho Gaya” by Rafi & “Mujhse Bhala Yeh Kajal Tera Nain Base Din Rain” by Rafi-Lata was so popular, which were picturised on one time pair Rajesh Khanna and Nanda.

The Rafi-Lata duet “Kahe Ko Bulaya Mujhe Balama Pyar Mein Naam Se” from Humshakal was superb. Rafi Saheb was also the voice of Rajesh Khanna in the duet with Lata “Naghma Hamara” from the film Bundalbaaz, the only other film directed by Rebel Star Shammi Kapoor after Manoranjan.

Rafi-Rajesh Khanna and composer Ravi:-

Ravi composed music for Bahar Film Combined’s DOLI (1969) starring Rajesh Khanna and Babita in the lyrics of Rajinder Krishan. The Rafi-Asha Bhosle duet “Sajna Saath Nibhana” was picturised on Rajesh Khanna, Babita & Prem Chopra and solo by Rafi “Danton Tale Dabakar Hooth Aakhen Karke Bari Bari Kha Jayeegi Mujko Aise Dekh Rahi Hai Khadi Khadi” was picturised on Rajesh & Babita. Mahendra Kapoor sang the title song of the film “Doli Chadh Ke Dulhan Sasural Chali” and “Aaj Pila De Saqi“.

Mohd Rafi with Shakeel and Ravi

Mohd Rafi with Shakeel and Ravi

Rafi-Rajesh Khanna and composer Naushad :-

Naushad used the voice of Rafi to playback for Rajesh Khanna in Sultan Ahmed’s multicast film DHARAM KANTA (1981) starring Raaj Kumar, Waheeda Rahman, Rajesh Khanna, Reena  Roy, Jeetendra, Sulachana Pandit and Amjad Khan in dual role. The songs from the film: “Yeh Gotey Dar Lahenga Nikele Jaab Chaal Se” by Rafi-Asha was picturised on Rajesh Khanna & Reena Roy in a train and “Duniya Chhoote Yaar Na Chhote Dil Ki Dharam Kante Par Dekha Pyar Ka Palla Bhari Hai” by Mohd. Rafi & Bhupinder was picturised on Rajesh Khanna & Jeetendra riding horse. Another Rafi-Asha duet from the film “Tera Naam Liya Dil Tham Liya” was picturised on Jeetendra & Sulachana Pandit. The lyric of the songs was penned by all time favourite lyricists Majrooh Sultanpuri. It was the last notable film of the composer Naushad and Naushad-Rafi matchless combination which was started with film the Pehle Aap (1944) and perhaps of the Rafi-Rajesh combination.

Rafi-Rajesh Khanna and composer Bappi Lahiri:-

Bappi Lahiri had also used the golden voice of Rafi Sahab for Rajesh Khanna in a qawwali in the film Suraag (1980).

An account of popular Rafi gems from different films picturised on Rajesh Khanna: –

SL No. Year Film Song Music Lyrics
1 1967 Raaz Akele Hain Chale Aao Kalyanji Anandji Shamim Jaipuri
2 1969 Do Raaste Yeh  Reshmi Zulfen Laxmikant Pyarelal Anand Bakshi
3 1969 Doli Danton Tale Dabakar Hooth Ravi Rajinder Krishan
4 1969 Aradhana Gunguna Rahi Hain Bhanvre S.D. Burman Anand Bakshi
5 1970 Sachaa Jhutha Yunhi Tum Mujhse Baat Karti Ho Kalyanji Anandji Indeevar
6 1970 The Train Gulabi Ankhen Jo Teri Dekha R.D. Burman Anand Bakshi
7 1970 Aan Milo Sajna Koye Nazrana Lekar  Aaya Hoon Main Deewana Tere Liye Laxmikant Pyarelal Anand Bakshi
8 1971 Mehboob Ki Mehndi Yeh Jo Chilman Hai Laxmikant Pyarelal Anand Bakshi
9 1974 Humshakal Kahe Ko Bulaya R.D. Burman Anand Bakshi
10 1982 Dharam Kanta Yeh Gotey Dar Lahenga Naushad Majrooh Sultanpuri

Mohammed Rafi and Rajesh Khanna both were the ICONS of Hindi Cinema born in Punjab, former one was the first recognised playback singer of Hindi Cinema who dominated HFM from 1949 to 1969 and then to 1980 in second rank after popularity and emerging of Kishore Kumar in early 1970s and later one was the first officially declared superstar of Hindi Cinema who had 15 consecutive hit films in 5 years from 1969 to 1973. Recently, Rajesh Khanna got the “Phalke Legend Actor Award” on 139th birth Anniversary of Dhundi Raj Govind Phalke, the father of Indian Cinema, popularly known as Dada Saheb Phalke. Rafi Sahab playback for Rajesh Khanna in countable songs with limited films: Raaz, Baharon Ke Sapne, Do Raaste, Doli, Aradhana, Sachaa Jhutha, The Train, Aan Milo Sajna, Mehboob Ki Mehndi, Shehzada, Humshakal, Bandalbaaz, Phir Wohi Raat, Suraag and Dharam Kanta. Though Rafi-Rajesh Khanna permutation is very little but too rich and wealthy in regards to piece of music and the work of composers like Kalyanji-Anandji, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, S.D.Burman, R.D.Burman, Ravi, Bappi Lahiri and Naushad are everlasting.

Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna

Even though several of the popular songs picturized on Rajesh Khanna were sung by Kishore Kumar, the songs like “Yeh Reshmi Zulfe Yeh Sharbati Aakhen” from DO RAASTE, “Gulabi Aakhen Jo Teri Dekha Sharabi Yeh Dil Ho Gaya” from THE TRAIN, “Koyi Nazrana Lekar Aaya Dewana Tere Liye” from AAN MILO SAJNA and “Yeh Jo Chilman Hai” from MEHBOOB KI MEHNDI sung by Rafi Saheb for romantic icon Rajesh Khanna are real diamonds with ceremonial melody and which are still popular and long lasting.

The last popular song of the Naushad-Rafi matchless combination from Dharam Kanta which was picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Reena Roy: –

Asha:  Yeh Gotey Dar Lahenga Niklu Jaab Daal Ke 3

Churiya Chal Jayee Meri Matwali Chaal Pe 2

Rafi:   Jalwaee Phir Dekh Gori Meri Bhi Chaal Ke 2

Sunri Baan Jayee Teri Mere Rumal Se 2

Asha: Deerdar Deerdar……………

Ek Tu Babu Shishe Jaise Chikni Meri Jawani, Dooji Umar Mastani 2

Ho…. Meri Badan Par Aise Phisle Teri Nazar Deewani, Jaise Jhalakta

Pani Pani

Aankhiya Milana Humse, Chalia Sambhal Ke 2

Churiya Chal Jayee Meri Matwali Chal Pe

Rafi:  Chunri Baan Jayee Teri Mere Rumal Se

Rafi:  Aaj Hamari Ek Nazar Ne Kiya Aafat Kar Dali Dekh Zara Matwali 2

Kaha Kaha Se Masti Teri Kurti Reshamwali, Jhalake Badan Ki Lali Lali

Tu Bhi Kamal Ki Hai Hum Bhi Kamal Ke 2

Chunri Ban Jayee Teri Mere Roomal Se

Asha: Churiya Chal Jayee Meri Matwali Chaal Pe

Asha: Dirdar Dirdar ………………….

Maan Ke Chor Nahin Chal Ne Du, Aaj Tuhmari Chori, Main Albeli Chodi 2

Rafi:  Main Tu Udanlu Aankhon Se Kajal, Kahe Khuli Ho Gori, Dono Aankhiyan  Tori 2

Asha: Aise Ko Rakhti Hoon Main Shishoo Mein Daal Ke 2

Churiya Chal Jayee Meri Matwali Chaal Pe

Rafi:  Chunri Baan Jayee Teri Mere Rumal Se……………….



Posted in Super Star Rajesh Khanna with tags on March 18, 2009 by vmanohar


Today I shall discuss a subject matter related to the super star of 70s and 80s-RAJESH KHANNA.  STAR & STYLE Magazine  had come out with a topic for controversy (Controversy NO:5) requesting its readers to submit their entries on the following topic:

rajesh dimple marriage

As usual,I had submitted my entry to the magazine on 15th April 1980 ( 29 years ago ).This is what I had written then:
Rajesh Khanna came with assets like a strong emotional appeal,an enigmatic smile,a romantic image and a sense of  total involvement in his portrayals.His un-photogenic face and common place looks were his liabilities but they won him masses of fans,who identified themselves in him.Success of ‘Aradhana’,’ Amar Prem,’ Kati Patang’,’Ittefaq’,’Namak Haram’,’Haathi Mere Saathi’, earned him epithets like “The Phenomenon”,”The Super Star”.
Having ridden the popularity horse,he turned egoistic and the horde of ‘yes-men’ made him their meal-ticket.”Kaka”,then a “somebody” ditched “Anju Mahendru” an insignificant starlet–a ‘nobody’.All sympathy was with her,who had been his source of hope and inspiration during his lean days of “Raaz”,”Akhri Khat”,”Baharon Ke Sapne”.
Dimple-Rajesh marriage was a ” she came,he saw, they conquered ” affair ! Dimple thought herself lucky to have hooked the darling of scores of female fans.Rajesh thought the marriage would give an upward boost to his sagging career,However,no miracles took place.”Anurodh”,”Mehbooba” etc bombed at the box-office.
In the long run,on self-analysis ,Rajesh realized that his own follies like irresponsibility,indifferent behavior,frequent flare-ups with Dimple and failure to compromise with changing trends of film-making ( eg multi-starrers) were solely responsible for this set back.
Thus,his marriage with Dimple has got nothing to do with his rise and fall from super-stardom.On the other hand,I feel if Dimple had not married at all,she would have emerged as the sensational super-star of the seventies.In short,the situation is best described as under: (with apologies to Humpty Dumpty)
“Rajesh Khanna sat on the wall,
 Rajesh Khanna had a great fall,
 His marriage with Dimple,and all his “yes-men”,
 Couldn’t put “Kaka” on the pedestal again ! ”
Rajesh has also realized this and seems to have come to terms with realities.There’s a tough task ahead of him,if he hopes to re-capture his ex-status.Best of Luck to him.
Dear readers, the above letter was not published by the magazine,probably because I had called a spade a spade and the magazine probably did not wish to attract his wrath !
Readers will recall that very recently,Rajesh Khanna had tried to make a come back with a movie titled :”Wafa- A deadly love story’.It was a dud ! Rajesh looked washed, puffy,paunchy…and a mis fit.His effort to comeback has failed miserably.He should realise that he has lost his charisma and his name will not fetch any returns to the producers.He should think of an alternative career–say becoming a professor/faculty member in any acting academy and teach (?) acting to aspirants.
Readers would like to know that Rajesh had married Dimple in 1973.He was 32,she was 16 .The marriage had been termed as ‘ cradle snatching’ in the media then.He divorced Dimple in 1984.Dimple made a grand come back in 1985 with “Saagar” which was a super duper hit then.The couple has two daughters.Twinkle and Rinkie.Twinkle is married to actor Akshay Kumar and they have a son named “Aarav”.Rinkie is married to an industrialist named Sameer Saran.On the whole Dimple has been doing better compared to Rajesh.She has been quite selective and has done meaningful roles off and on.
For those who would like to know  more about Rajesh Khanna ,they may go to the following link:
For those who would love to know about Dimple should go to:

If you wish to listen to a lovely song from Mere Jeevan Saathi picturies on Rajesh and Tanuja,then go to or click on the following link: Star Rajesh Khanna


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Rajesh Khanna alias ‘Kaka’ – A career saga

Posted in Super Star Rajesh Khanna with tags on March 10, 2009 by vmanohar

Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Thespian of Bollywood Rajesh Khanna alias ‘Kaka’, (Jatin Khanna) born on 29th December 1942 came from affluent family in Punjab. An actor who forced Bollywood to coin the word ‘Superstar’ and relate to him from 1969 to 1974. Chetan Anand’s ‘Aakhri Khat’(1966) was Rajesh’s debut movie which did not create any ripple at all. Post which he featured in a couple of more movies, but it was Shakti Samanta’s ‘Aradhana’(1969) with Sharmila Tagore which established him as a romantic hero with mannerisms, soon followed by Raj Khosla’s ‘Do Raaste’(1969) with Mumtaz, released within a span of one month, both films went on to be golden jubilee hits. Just worth a mention here is this romantic hero gave 15 super hit films from 1969 to 1974. Kishore Kumar who lent his voice to the many songs filmed on Rajesh, turned out to be musical superhits and established Kishore as a great playback singer. He has many superhit films paired with actress Asha Parekh, Mumtaz and Sharmila, but has the most pairing with Hema Malini (11 films). ‘Anand’ (1970), ‘Kati Patang’ (1970), ‘Amar Prem’ (1971), ‘Saccha Jhuta’ (1971),‘Andaaz’ (1971), ‘Bawarchi’(1972),‘Daag’ (1973), ‘Namak Haraam’ (1973), ‘Aap Ki Kasam’, ‘Prem Nagar’ and ‘Roti’ (1974) are few of the films worth a mention and watch. Early on in career, Amitabh was a second fiddle to Rajesh Khanna in a couple of movies, but with ‘Zanjeer’(1973) the angry young man image of his was adored by fans which saw him catapult to the star status. With a few flops for Rajesh Khanna and his ongoing tantrums on shooting sets, his career started falling apart, and the same directors with whom he had given superhits went on to sign Amitabh Bachchan. From 1969 to 1974, Rajesh Khanna charisma was unparallel to such an extent that his car could be found stained with lipstick marks, fans would not stop chanting his name and would be mobbed in public. He would get letters at his bungalow at Carter Road (Bandra, Bombay) written in blood by his female fans. He first married Anju Mahendru his long time girl friend, it was short-lived and ended in a divorce and then married the beautiful Dimple Kapadia in 1973. At that time, Dimple was in her sweet sixteens and Rajesh (31 year old) was twice her age, which proves his enigma. Females fans drooled over him, cannot say very surely but this could have been a reason for their separation in 1980, but not before being blessed with two daughters – Twinkle & Rinkee. The romantic hero was not to be outdone and made a scintillating comeback in the 80’s. This time around social/action films beginning with ‘Thodisi Bewafai’ (1980), ‘Kudrat’(1981), ‘Avataar’, ‘Agar Tum Na Hote’ & ‘Souten’ (1983) which did well at box-office. He also experimented with negative roles in ‘Red Rose’(1980) and in ‘Dhanwaan’(1981). By that time, he had reached a fag end of his Bollywood career and entered full time politics. He served as the Member of Parliament from 1991-1996 for Congress from the constituency of New Delhi. Even after such debacles, the veteran is not willing to let go and has announced his comeback to Bollywood with much renewed vigour. He has 3 FilmFare Awards for Best Actor category – ‘Saccha Jhuta’ (1971), ‘Anand’ (1972) & ‘Aavishkar’ (1974) & many other laurels adorn this superstar. In 2005 he was awarded with Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award as the Superstar of Indian Cinema. A career which is a saga of tumult, but with a never die attitude. The typical head tilt and the eye blink of the air-force guy from Aradhana still does not fade out of my mind……….and also from the minds of his yesteryear fans for sure


You must cry in Anand of Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Posted in Super Star Rajesh Khanna on January 10, 2009 by vmanohar


Anand  –  1970:

Rajesh Khanna was the first official superstar of Hindi cinema. He gave a slew of hits in the late 60s and 70s, ’Anand’ being the most important one of them. It was a lighthearted melodramatic tale with deeply tragic undertones. Rajesh Khanna plays Anand, a man suffering from cancer, yet never seen unhappy or crying. Ironically the character is shown to be full of life and laughter. Amitabh Bachchan played his doctor in the film with whom he spends his last days. The film made by Hrishikesh Mukherjee who gave us delightful films like Gol Maal, Chupke Chupke, Mili, Abhimaan and Bawarchi is a true masterpiece. Many dialogues and scenes from the film became popular specially the way Rajesh Khanna said ‘ Babumoshai ’ . Add to all this some beautiful songs and you have a film that stays with you forever. ‘Anand’ won the Filmfare Award in 1972.


STORY: A melodramatic tale of a man with a terminal disease. The story begins with Dr Bhaksar winning a literary prize for his book about a patient called Anand. The rest is flashback. Anand, the title character, is suffering from lymphosarcoma of the intestine. He, however appears to be cheerful on the outside and is determined to extract as much pleasure from his remaining lifespan as is possible. Dr. Bhaskar his physician tends to Anand in his last days. After Anand dies we can however still hear his voice which was recorded on a tape. Dr Bhakser writes a book on his patient and wins a literary prize for it

Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Posted in Super Star Rajesh Khanna with tags on January 10, 2009 by vmanohar

There are romantic leading men and there are romantic leading men, but very few have taken cinematic love to legendary heights. While there might be other icons but Super-Star- Actor Rajesh Khanna after four decades, he is the ultimate true romantic legend. Super Star Rajesh Khanna

The Cary Grant of India – Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Posted in Super Star Rajesh Khanna with tags on December 24, 2008 by vmanohar

Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Super Star Rajesh Khanna irrevocably impacted Indian cinema and culture like no actor before him. His acting perfection and application of talent were drawn solely from his inward vision. Super Star Rajesh Khanna did not cultivate the phenomenal attributes that created his “superstardom” by reason or will, but through the connectedness to his own persona that the masses then idealized. For he is one who is impervious as to who is ahead and who is behind. Super Star Rajesh Khanna’s inward vision, a special gift from the divine leads him always. Today he is the indomitable and highly respected veteran of one hindred and fifty films. For me, he is like the Cary Grant of India. Both actors are Capricorns that have played the widest variety of roles without ever bankrupting the fascination of the audience. Super Star Rajesh Khanna is the platinum standard for landmark performances and sheer screen presence. Ever since the camera discovered his photogenia it has been having a love affair with it. His Byronic inspirations of romance as autographed elegantly on screen endure. Super Star Rajesh Khanna is a Greatest Legend because he kindles our affections at the highest denominators and that is a life nobly lived means.


Posted in Super Star Rajesh Khanna on December 23, 2008 by vmanohar

After going through the long interview of Kaka on 20.12.2008, it seems that media is highlighting some bold scenes of Wafa in an exaggarated manner. There are other factors as well in this film,such as performance of Kaka, his most dynamic and perfect characterization as Multimillionaire of Thailand and he looks really most handsome and glamorous in the role, especially in the song of Tere Bagair… . But strange the media only creating nonsense about some bed scenes and kissing scenes. First of all we should look after that upto what extent these scenes are present in the main film. As per Kaka versions it has given a U certificate. So if this is true, then there is no question of controversial scenes.