Showing posts with label sadhana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sadhana. Show all posts

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Sajan Ki Galiyan - An Incomplete Film of Dev Anand

Sajan Ki Galiyan, 1966. The film, besides Sadhana and Dev Saab, was to be the launchpad of Zaheeda, Nargis’ niece, who later was introduced in Prem Pujari (1970). This was the 3rd film of Dev Anand and Sadhana together after Hum Dono(1961) and Asli Naqli (1962).
The film was to be produced cinematographer Fali Mistry (Guide, Hare Rama Hare Krishna) and to be directed by Raj Khosla,

 If there is one director Sadhana worked with extensively, it was Raj Khosla. The two teamed up for four films – Ek Musafir Ek Hasina (1962) and Khosla’s unforgettable mystery trilogy with the actress – Woh Kaun Thi? (1964), Mera Saaya (1966) and Anita (1967). 
The music of Sajan Ki Galiyan was being composed by Shankar-Jaikishan. Fortunately (or unfortunately as one rues what might have been), two songs from the film can now available on YouTube. One is the deliciously romantic Mohammed Rafi solo, “Humne Jinke Khwab Sajaye” a signature S-J composition written by Hasrat Jaipuri. The other clip is a short scene and a song featuring Dev Saab, Sadhana and Zaheeda – “Hum Khoob Jaante Hai”, sung by Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur and Geeta Dutt.

This film was to be made in color. It was the second color film after the Guide for Dev Anand.The clips of the songs of this film are featured in Film Hi Film (1983), which wove scenes from incomplete films into the storyline of an old-time filmmaker (Pran) training newcomers for a film he is making in a bid to recapture his long lost glory. Pran coaches them for the intended movie by showing them various scenes from unfinished films.
Song of Sajan Ki Galiyan

Song of Sajan Ki Galiyan

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Sadhana - One photograph that changed her life!

Sadhana (2 September 1941– 25 December 2015) is known as one of the finest and iconic film actresses in the history of Hindi cinema, She started her career with a Sindhi film titled

 Abaana (1958) playing sister's role of the heroine. Very few know that In 1955 she got her first little break. She played a chorus girl in the song "Mud mud ke na dekh... mud mud ke" in Raj Kapoor's Shree 420.

The above photograph was published in the famous film paper "Screen" publicizing the Sindhi Film "Abaana".Shashdhar Mukherjee the owner of Filmistan studio noticed it and immediately contacted her for the heroine of his upcoming film "Love in Shimla"  The film was declared a hit at the box office and was listed in the top 10 films of 1960. Her fringe haircut became popular during the 1960s and came to be known as the "Sadhana cut"

Sadhana was signed by acclaimed director Bimal Roy for his satirical film on Indian democracy; Parakh. She portrayed a simple village girl in this multi-award-winning film. In 1961's other hit, Hum Dono, she played the love interest of Dev Anand  In 1962, she was again paired with Dev Anand in Asli-Naqli by director Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The same year saw director-screenwriter Raj Khosla cast her opposite Joy in Ek Musafir Ek Hasina. Khosla would again work with Sadhana to make a suspense thriller trilogy  Woh Kaun Thi 1964,  Mera Saaya (1966) and Anita (1967) thus making her famous as the "Mystery Girl". Sadhana was the highest paid actress of her time. During a career spanning over two decades, Sadhana starred in over 30 films.  

In 1963, Sadhana played her first role in the technicolour film; Mere Mehboob, directed by H. S. Rawail. The film was the blockbuster of 1963. She was in `1965 blockbuster film "Waqt". Her other notable works in the 1960s include performances in Rajkumar (1964), Dulha Dulhan (1964),Arzoo 1965, Gaban (1966) and Budtameez (1966). Her other successful movies were Intaquam (1969), Ek Phool Do Mali (1969), Aap Aye Bahaar Ayee (1971), Dil Daulat Duniya (1972) and self-directed film Geeta Mera Naam (1974).
Sadhana died on 25 December 2015 in Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai after being hospitalised with a high fever.

Filmography of Sadhana source Wikipedia

1955Shree 420[8]Chorus girlCameo role in the song "Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh"
1958Abana[8]First Sindhi film
1960Love in Simla[8]Sonia
1960Parakh[8]SeemaHit Song "O Sajna Barkha Bahar"
1961Hum Dono[8]MitaHit Song "Abhi Na Jao Chodkar"
1962Prem Patra[8]Kavita Kapoor
1962Man Mauji[50]Rani
1962Ek Musafir Ek Hasina[8]Asha
1962Asli-Naqli[50]RenuHit Song "Tere Mera Pyar Amar", "Tujhe Jeevan Ki Durse"
1963Mere Mehboob[8]Husna Banu ChangeziHit Song "Mere Mehboob Tujhe Meri"
1964Woh Kaun Thi?[8]Sandhya / Seema (Double Role)Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Hit Song "Lag Ja Gale Ke Phir", "Jo Humne Dastan Apni",
"Naina Barse Rim Jhim"
1964Rajkumar[8]Princess SangeetaHit Song "Aaja Aai Bahar"
1964PicnicNot released[51]
1964Dulha Dulhan[50]Rekha / Chanda
1965Waqt[8]Meena MittalNominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress
1965Arzoo[8]UshaHit Song "Bedardi Balma Tujhko"
1966Mera Saaya[8]Geeta / Nisha (Raina) (Double Role)Hit Song "Jhoomka Gira Re", "Mera Saaya Saath Hoga"
1966Gaban[50]JalpaHit Song "tum bin sajan"
1969SachaaiShobha Dayal
1969Intaquam[8]Reeta MehraHit Song "Hum Tumhare Liye, geet tere saaz ka"
1969Ek Phool Do Mali[8]Somna
1970Ishq Par Zor Nahin[52]Sushma Rai"yeh dil deewana hai, sach kehti hai duniyaa"
1971Aap Aye Bahaar Ayee[50]Neena BakshiHit Song "Mujhe Teri Mohabbat Ka"
1972Dil Daulat Duniya[50]Roopa
1974Geeta Mera Naam[8]Kavita / Neeta / Geeta (Double Role)
1974Chhote Sarkar[53]Radhika
1981Mehfil[52]Shalini / Ratnabai (Double Role)Delayed Release
1994Ulfat Ki Nayee Manzeelein[56]Delayed release

Song of Shree 420 (1955)

Song of Parakh 1960

Song of Hum Dono 1961

Song of Asli Naqli 1962

Song of Mere Mehboob 1963

Song of Woh Kaun Thi 1964

Song of Rajkumar 1964

Song of Aarzoo 1965

Song of Mera Saaya 1966

Song of Inteqam 1969

Song of Geeta Mera Naam 1974