Anurodh

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Anurodh
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Vinyl Record Cover
Directed by Shakti Samanta
Assistant Director:
Kapil Dev
Prabhat Roy
Achal Kapoor
Jyoti Prasad Roy
Written by Dialogues:
Gauri Prasanna Mazumder
Dialogues:
Din Dayal Sharma
Screenplay:
Din Dayal Sharma
Starring Rajesh Khanna
Simple Kapadia
Vinod Mehra
Ashok Kumar
Nirupa Roy
Asrani
Preeti Ganguly
Dina Pathak
Utpal Dutt
Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal
Cinematography Aloke Dasgupta
Edited by Bijoy Chowdhary
Production
  company
Samanta Enterprises
Release date(s) February 1977 (1977-02)
Country India
Language Hindi

Anurodh is a 1977 Hindi film, based on the 1963 Bengali film Deya Neya, produced by Girija Samanta and directed by Shakti Samanta. The film stars Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Simple Kapadia, Rita Bhaduri, Ashok Kumar, Asrani, Asit Sen Utpal Dutt and Nirupa Roy. The music of the film is by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Pyarelal quoted in an interview "Rajesh Khanna had great interest in music and a terrific sense of melody too. His music is dominated by Pancham (R.D.Burman) and us and we accepted Shakti Samanta’s Anurodh only because Rajesh Khanna had had some misunderstanding with Pancham then and did not want to work with him."[1] Director Shakti Samanta said that although the film had an "interesting story", he felt that audiences didn't want to accept the leading man, Rajesh Khanna, doing romantic scenes with his real-life wife Dimple Kapadia's sister Simple Kapadia and this is the reason this film was just a superhit otherwise it would have been a bigger blockbuster.[2]

Plot[edit]

Mr. Choudhary does not approve of his son, Arun (Rajesh Khanna), indulging in singing songs and music, instead wanting him to be a businessman like himself. Out of fear of his father finding out about his continued indulgence, Arun changes his name to Sanjay Kumar. His close friend Shrikanth Mathur (Vinod Mehra) writes songs for him. Shrikanth lives with his widowed mother, and Arun supports them financially from time to time, apart from the money that Shrikanth earns for composing the songs for Arun. His declining health due to uninterrupted coughing is also of deep concern for his mother and friend. Arun soon becomes a popular singer, and he is hired by the local radio station to sing songs. With his increasing popularity, the risk of his father discovering the truth has also increased, and so Arun must struggle to keep his singing career a secret. Very soon Arun's father learns of his singing and asks him to leave the house. Arun moves to Bengal and meets a girl(Simple Kapadia) who is also his fan and recognizes him by the name he uses on the radio, he starts working as her driver, later he falls in love with her. She lives with her grandfather, Mr. Mathur(Ashok Kumar) who is a businessman, but grief-stricken because of losing his son in the freedom struggle and upset because he has no knowledge of the whereabouts of his widowed daughter in law and his grandchild.

Later on, it is discovered that Shrikanth is Suffering from TB. Towards the end of the movie, Arun reconciles with his father, and that Shrikanth is the grandson of Mr. Mathur. In the end everyone is shown as a one big family with Shrikanth being recovered from his disease.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Aapke Anurodh Pe" Kishore Kumar
2 "Tum Besahara Ho (Happy)" Manna Dey
3 "Tum Besahara Ho (Sad)" Manna Dey
4 "Aate Jate Khoobsurat Awara" Kishore Kumar
5 "Mere Dil Ne Tadap Ke" Kishore Kumar
6 "Na Hansna Mere Gham Pe" Kishore Kumar
7 "Jab Dard Nahin Tha" Kishore Kumar

Reception[edit]

It received five out of five in the Bollywood guide Collections.[3] The film grossed 6 crores at the box office in 1977.

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