Andaz (1971 film)

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Andaz
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Directed by Ramesh Sippy
Produced by G. P. Sippy
Written by Salim-Javed
Sachin Bhowmick
Starring Rajesh Khanna
Hema Malini
Shammi Kapoor
Simi Garewal
Music by Shankar-Jaikishan
Hasrat Jaipuri (lyrics)
Cinematography K. Vaikunth
Release date(s) 1971
Running time 166 min.
Country India
Language Hindi

Andaz or Andaaz (English: Style) is a 1971 Hindi romantic movie starring Shammi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini and Simi Garewal. The film was directed by Ramesh Sippy.[1] The film was a considerable success and important in the career of Malini as an actress.[2] The film features "Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana", one of the best known Bollywood yodels which also featured on the soundtrack of Mira Nair's Mississippi Masala.[3] The song fetched singer Kishore Kumar a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer.

Plot[edit]

This film tells the story of a widow Sheetal (Hema Malini) who is left devastated after the death of her husband Raj, (Rajesh Khanna). She is left with a son to look after and teaches in a school. One of her students is the daughter of widower Ravi (Shammi Kapoor). The children become instrumental in getting the single parents to meet and fall in love with each other.

Andaz was one of the last movies for which the great music directors duo, Shankar- Jaikishan composed music together. Jaikishan died of liver cirrhosis on 12 September 1971 at the young age of 42. "Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana" (Life is a beautiful journey) turned out to be the last song that Jaikishan recorded before his death.

Andaz also proved to be the last hit for Shammi Kapoor as a lead. The success of this movie is credited to the Rajesh Khanna Mania of the 70s, as Rajesh Khanna only appeared for few minutes in the movie, and still created a stir. However, Shammi's performance was well received and it is considered to have been one of the most uncharacteristic roles in his acting career.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Re Mama Re Mama Re" Mohammed Rafi
2 "Dil Use Do Jo Jaan De De" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
3 "Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana" Kishore Kumar
4 "Hai Na Bolo Bolo" Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Sushma Shrestha, Prativa
5 "Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana (II)" Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
6 "Dil Use Do Jo Jaan De De" Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur
7 "Mujhe Pyas Aesi Pyas Lagi Hai" Asha Bhosle

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aḵẖtar, Jāvīd; Kabir, Nasreen Munni (2003). Talking films: conversations on Hindi cinema with Javed Akhtar. Oxford University Press. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-19-566462-1. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Dawar, Ramesh (1 January 2006). Bollywood Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow. Star Publications. p. 16. ISBN 978-1-905863-01-3. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Plantenga, Bart (2004). Yodel-ay-ee-oooo: the secret history of yodeling around the world. Routledge. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-415-93990-4. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Awards IMDB
  5. ^ a b List of Filmfare Award Winners and Nominations, 1953-2005

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