Aradhana (1969 film)


Aradhana (1969 film)

Infobox_Film
name =Aradhana

| director =Shakti Samanta
producer =Shakti Samanta
writer =Sachin Bhowmick
starring =Rajesh Khanna,
Sharmila Tagore,
Farida Jalal,
Sujit Kumar
original_music =Sachin Dev Burman
cinematography = Alok Dasgupta
distributor =
released =November 07, 1969
runtime =169 mins
language =Hindi
budget =
awards =
imdb_id =0065416 |

"Aradhana" (Worship) is a 1969 Bollywood film starring Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna. It is a remake of the Hollywood film To Each His Own, a 1946 movie. [ [http://imdb.com/title/tt0039040/movieconnections To Each His Own (1946) - Movie connections ] ] It was voted best film of the year by the "Filmfare Awards". Sharmila Tagore would win the Filmfare Best Actress Award for the same role that won Olivia de Havilland her first Academy Award for Best Actress.

"Aradhana"'s success gave way to two remakes, both starring Vanisri in Sharmila Tagore's role: the Tamil film Sivahamiyiri Selvan (1974) [ [http://www.sundaytimes.lk/980222/mirror2.html The Sunday Times On The Web - Mirror Magazine ] ] and the Telugu film Kannavari Kalalu (1974).

Plot

The story opens against the backdrop of idyllic hilly terrain with airforce officer Arun (Rajesh Khanna) crooning "Mere sapno ki rani" atop an open jeep, while Vandana (Sharmila Tagore) demurely sneaks glances at him from a mini train. After a brief romance, they have a secret wedding.

Soon afterwards, Arun dies in an air crash leaving behind a heartbroken and pregnant Vandana. His family refuses to accept the unwed mother-to-be since her marriage with Arun is never formalised. Vandana is finally forced to let a childless couple adopt her newborn son, Suraj. But determined to be a part of his life, she accepts the responsibility of becoming his nanny.

Cast

*Sharmila Tagore ... Vandhana Tripathi
*Rajesh Khanna ... Arun / Suraj Prasad Saxena
*Sujit Kumar ... Madan Verma
*Pahadi Sanyal ... Gopal Tripathi
*Anita Dutt ... Mrs. Prasad Saxena
*Abhi Bhattacharya ... Ram Prasad Saxena
*Madan Puri ... Prison Warden
*Asit Sen ... Sitaram
*Manmohan ... Shyam
*Farida Jalal ... Renu
*Subhash Ghai ... Prakash
*Master Shahid
*Dulari ... Lady Doctor
*Sodhana Patel
*Birbal

1969 Awards

*Filmfare Best Movie Award: Shakti Samanta
*Filmfare Best Actress Award: Sharmila Tagore
*Filmfare Best Male Playback Award: Kishore Kumar for the song "Roop tera mastana".

Trivia

* In the film "Parineeta", Sharmila Tagore's son, Saif Ali Khan rides on the same train Tagore rides on in "Aradhana". [http://in.rediff.com/movies/2004/dec/23saif.htm] .

References

* [http://inhome.rediff.com/movies/2000/oct/31burman.htm The Aradhna Syndrome]

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title=Filmfare Award for Best Film
years=1969
before="Brahmachari"
after= "Khilona"


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