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Friday, 27 September 2019

Yash Chopra - He Made Films with his Heart


Yash Chopra who made many love stories, also known as the King of Romance, once said that he doesn't make films with a calculator on his hand or eyes on the Box Office collection but put all his heart into telling love stories and was never constrained by budgets. 
His wife Palmela Chopra in an interview said that there was a child inside him, he was always restless. He made great Romantic films but he was not romantic in real life. He was a very practical man. He always thought of films. There was always a story revolving on his mind. He was a master storyteller, No one told a love story quite as bravely and boldly as Yash Chopra did.
Yash Chopra is undoubtedly India's most successful film-maker. With a career spanning over five decades, he has been associated with almost 35 films, most of which have created box-office history. Born on 27th September 1932, in Jalandhar (Punjab), is the younger brother of B R Chopra another Legend of Bollywood.
He started out as an assistant to his brother and went on to direct 5 very successful films for his brother’s banner - B.R.Films. These were Dhool Ka Phool (1959), Dharmputra (1961), Waqt (1965), Ittefaq (1969) & Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969}..
Yash  Chopra founded his own production company, Yash Raj Films, in 1971launched with Daag: A Poem of Love (1973), Starring Rajesh Khanna and Rakhi. In 1976 Yashraj Films Kabhie Kabhie was released. It was an instant hit.
After Kabhie Kabhie he made another love story Noorie in 1979 then Silsila in 1981 with Amitabh Bachhan, Rekha and Jaya Bhaduri. The movie is said to be loosely inspired by the famous triangle between the three stars Amitabh-Jaya-Rekha, which was the most popular affair back then. 
Chandni another Love Story released in 1989, starring SrideviRishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna in the lead roles, the film is considered one of the biggest successes of all time. The story revolves around Rohit (Kapoor) and Chandni (Sridevi) who are in love and are about to be married.
Lamhe was the next film which was released in 1991, starring Sridevi and Anil Kapoor in the lead roles, the film is hailed as a classic and one of his finest films of all time. This has also been cited as Chopra's personal favorite, as well. Though the film was not a hit.
Yash Chopra directed three more romantic films, all starring Khan; Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Veer-Zaara(2004), and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), before he announced his retirement from directing in 2012.

Romantic Songs from Yash Chopra's Films
Songs of Daag 1973


Songs of Kabhie Kabhie 1976


Songs of Noorie 1979


Songs of Silsila 1981


Songs of Chandni 1989


Songs of Lamhe 1991


Songs of Dil To Pagal Hai 1997


Songs of Veer Zara 2004


Songs of Jab Tak hai Jaan 2012

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

YASH CHOPRA-The man who introduced the lush green meadows, snow-capped Alps, pristine lakes of Switzerland to Bollywood


Today on his 85th Birth Anniversary how can we forget his love for Switzerland.Its a known fact that Yash Chopra loved to shoot his films in Switzerland, and is credited for highlighting the beauty of the country to Indians. He chose Switzerland as his honeymoon destination and toured the country with his wife Pamela in 1970. Mesmerized by the landscape he decided to introduce Switzerland through his films, he turned to Switzerland regularly for his movies which he produced under his banner Yash Raj Films.Since the 1980's, many film directors have chosen Switzerland. And none managed it more (and better) than Yash Chopra.

Switzerland and its snow-capped mountains were first showcased in Indian cinema through Raj Kapoor's Sangam in 1964.After that  few scenes were shot in Switzerland in An Evening in Paris  (1967). Dev Anand followed the trend. He shot several scenes and a famous song inside Switzerland.in his first directorial film Prem Pujari in 1970.
Hundreds of Indian movies have been shot to this date, but the 1995 hit Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge(produced by Yash Chopra) happens to be the most famous movie shot in Switzerland.Since then, there has been a steady flow of Indian tourists visiting Switzerland. And for those who also happen to be cinema fanatics, Bollywood packaged trips to places like Gstaad are arranged.
Switzerland Govt. honored the role of Yash ji to promote Tourism in Switzerland among the Indians. A beautiful lake, where he shot many movies, is famously known as Chopra Lake.  He was felicitated with the honorary Swiss Ambassador Award by the Embassy of Switzerland and honored with the title “Amabssador of  Interlaken”,  his favorite town in Switzerland. A train named after Yash Chopra was also launched in Jungfrau Railways in Switzerland.
The shooting locations of DDLJ are now become Indian tourist location.  “Jara Sa Jhoom Loo Main” song was shot in the town of Gstaad. You can also see famous Candy store “Early Beck” in the song.
Song from Dil Wale Dulhania Le Jayenge 1995


In the song “Mere Khwabon Me Jo Aaye”Shah Rukh Khan is running behind a plane. That scene was shot at Sannen Airport.
Song from Dil Wale Dulhania Le Jayenge 1995

The railway station where Kajol misses her train was shot at the Zweisimmen Railway Station, while When they finally make peace, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol wait at the railway station in Saanen for the next train to Zurich.

The scene, in which SRK apologies to Kajol was shot in the town of Interlaken.


....During the climax scene of the Dhoom 3 movie, Sahir jumps off the Verzasca Dam in Ticino Switzerland. An interesting information here is that the opening scene of the 1995 James Bond film 'Golden Eye' featured Bond jumping off this dam. 
Jumping off the Contra Dam in Switzerland


Raj plays the DDLJ tune to a group of people on the streets of Gstaad.  Bachna Ae Haseeno  They join in with their music as well. Mahi hears this and is romantically drawn to the site where she sees Raj for the first time and 'falls' in love. 

Yashji's first films were made under the BR Films banner. Dhool ka Phool (1959) Yashji's second film, Dharamputra(1961).Encouraged by the success of both films, the Chopra brothers made several more movies together during the late fifties and sixties. Chopra rose to prominence after his commercially and critically successful drama, Waqt (1965).In 1971, Chopra founded his own production company, Yash Raj Films, and launched it with Daag (1973),His success continued in the seventies, with some of Indian cinema's most successful and iconic films, including the action thriller Deewar (1975), which established Amitabh Bachchan as the leading actor in Bollywood; the romantic drama Kabhie Kabhie (1976) and Trishul(1978).The 1980s was a lean phase in Yash ji's life most of his films didn't do well in Box Office in spite of Kala Pathar and Silsila.
In 1989, Chopra directed the commercially and critically successful cult film Chandni, which became instrumental in ending the era of violent films in Bollywood and returning to musicals.He made Lamhe in 1991 which was critically acclaimed but was not successful.Chopra directed three more romantic films, all starring Khan; Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Veer-Zaara (2004) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan(2012), before he announced his retirement from directing in 2012.His last film Jab Tak Hai Jaan was also shot in Switzerland
Yash.Chopra, who captured the breath taking locales of Switzerland in his films for decades, was given this prestigious honour by the Swiss government. A sculpture made of pure bronze, and weighing about 350 kilos, shows Yash Chopra in his iconic pose with the camera by his side.
               SONGS SHOT IN FOREIGN LOCATION
Yash Chopra shot the evergreen 'Dekha ek khwab....' song from his 1981 film 'Silsila' in Netherlands, and his film 'Faasle' (1985), in Switzerland. He kept coming back later for films like 'Chandni' (1989), 'Mohabbatein' (2000), 'Veer Zaara' (2004) but it was the iconic 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' in 1995, which popularised Europe as a staple destination for Bollywood romances.
Song from Silsila 1981




Song from Faasle' (1985)

The 1989 blockbuster Chandni had made headlines because of Sridevi’s costumes. But the scenic beauty of Switzerland in the scenes can not be missed. The iconic lake Alpenrausch was one of the few locations of the shoot.
Song from Chandni 1989

"Humko Humise Chura Lo" song at Lake Amsoldingen in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. The lake is small waterbody surrounded by gentle rolling hills and wavy trees

Song from Mohabbatein' (2000),



Song from Veer Zaara' (2004)



"Zara Gungunalein Chalo" song from 2007 film LAAGA CHUNARI MEIN DAAG sung by Vibha and Rohan at the ancient city of Lucerne in Switzerland

Song from LAAGA CHUNARI MEIN DAAG 2007



"Aahista Aahista" song from Bachna Ae Haseeno  begins with both Mahi and Raj taking a scooter from Gstaad and driving all the way to Rougemont. Picture perfect scenes all across the way
Song from Bachna Ae Haseeno 2008



Song from Jab Tak Hai Jaan 2012






Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Remembering YASH CHOPRA on his 84th Birth Anniversary


Yash Chopra is undoubtedly India's most successful film-maker. With a career spanning over five decades, he has been associated with almost 35 films, most of which have created box-office history. Born on 27th September 1932, in Jalandhar (Punjab), is younger brother of B R Chopra another Legend of Bollywood.
He started out as an assistant to his brother and went on to direct 5 very successful films for his brother’s banner - B.R.Films. These were Dhool Ka Phool (1959), Dharmputra (1961), Waqt (1965), Ittefaq (1969) & Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969).
Song from Sasural



                                                       Quwali from Dharamputra




song from Waqt

After leaving B R Films he Directed movies for other banners. Joshila (1973), Deewaar (1975), Trishul (1978) for Producer Gulshan Rai & Parampara (1993).for Firoz A Nadiadwala.
Song from Joshila

Yash  Chopra founded his own production company, Yash Raj Films,in 1971launched with Daag: A Poem of Love (1973), Starring Rajesh Khanna and Rakhi.In 1976 Yashraj Films Kabhie Kabhie was released.It was an instant hit.


Song from Daag







The period from late seventies to 1989 marked a professional setback in Chopra's career; several films he produced or directed in that period failed to leave a mark at the Indian box office, notably Doosra Aadmi (1977), Mashaal (1984), Faasle (1985) andVijay (1988). In 1989, Chopra directed the commercially and critically successful cult film Chandni,After that he made many love Stories.The 1991 film Lamhe was a beutiful love story.Though the film didn't run as per the expectation but it was acclaimed by the critics.As per Yash Chopra Lamhe was his all time favourite film.


Song from Lamhe




Song from Chaandni


In 1993 he produced and Directed Darr Starring Shahrukh Khan, it was a sympathetic look at obsessive love and defied the image of the conventional hero. -Chopra directed three more romantic films, all starring Khan; Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Veer-Zaara(2004), and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), before he announced his retirement from directing in 2012.


His career has spanned more than five decades and 50 films; he is considered one of the leading filmmakers in the history of Hindi cinema. He came to be known as the "King of Romance" of the Indian cinema.


Song from Veer Zara

He was one of the first directors to take his camera to countries such as Switzerland, Holland, Germany and the United Kingdom.The Swiss Government honoured him for helping rediscover Switzerland and he was presented a special Award by screen goddess, Ursula Andress, on behalf of the Swiss Government. In fact, a lake in Switzerland has been unofficially named ‘The Chopra Lake’ because of the way he had used it in his films.
Song from Jab Tak Hai Jaan

He  has won several film awards, including six National Film Awards and elevenFilmfare awards, including four Filmfare Best Director awards The Government of India honoured him with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001 and the Padma Bhushan in 2005



Yash  Chopra married Pamela Singh and together they have two sons Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra, born in 1971 and 1973,Yash Chopra died of Dengue Fever on 21 October 2012.

Tribute To Yash Chopra
Song from Dhool Ka Phool 1959




Song from Waqt 1965




Song from Aadmi Aur Insaan 1969




Song from Deewar 1975




Song from Trishul1978




Song from Kaala Patthar1979




Song from Silsila 1981



Song from Mashaal 1984




Song from Chandni  1989



Song from Lamhe 1991




Song from Darr 1993




Song from Dil To Pagal Hai1997




Song from Jab Tak Hai Jaan 2012