Brahmachari (Hindi film)
|Directed by||Bhappi Sonie|
|Produced by||G.P. Sippy|
|Written by||Sachin Bhowmick|
|Music by||Shankar Jaikishan|
|Edited by||M. S. Shinde|
Brahmachari is a 1968 Indian film. Written by Sachin Bhowmick, it is a G. P. and Ramesh Sippy production directed by Bhappi Sonie. The film stars Shammi Kapoor, Rajshree, Pran, Mumtaz, Jagdeep, Sachin and Asit Sen. The music was by Shankar Jaikishan. The film became a box office hit and won several awards, including Filmfare Best Movie Award.
Brahmachari (Shammi Kapoor), an orphan with no identity, takes care of many orphans in his home. Being poor, it is hard for him to take care of their every need.
One day he saves a young woman Sheetal (Rajshree) from committing suicide. She's in love with Ravi Khanna (Pran) who is promiscuous. Brahmachari promises to unite her with Ravi in return for money. Day and night he works on her appearance to make Ravi like her, but Brahmachari falls in love with her along the way. When Ravi proposes to Sheetal, she realises she loves Brahmachari. He denies his love for her saying he wants to be big in life and marry a rich girl. When she tries to commit suicide again, he accepts her.
|1||"Mohabbat Ke Khuda"||Mohammed Rafi||Rajendra Krishan|
|2||"Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein"||Mohammed Rafi||Hasrat Jaipuri|
|3||"Teri Tarif Kya Karoon"||Mohammed Rafi||Hasrat Jaipuri|
|4||"Aajkal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charche"||Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur||Hasrat Jaipuri|
|5||"Chakke Men Chakka Chakke Pe Gaadi"||Mohammed Rafi||Shailendra|
|6||"Tu Bemisaal Hain"||Mohammed Rafi||Hasrat Jaipuri|
|7||"Main Gaoon Tum So Jao"||Mohammed Rafi||Shailendra|
Music scholar and film expert Rajesh Subramanian opines that the song "Aajkal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charche" was a rejected tune, which a depressed Jaikishan played to Shammi Kapoor at Hotel Gay Lord. Kapoor found the tune very catchy and suggested to director Bhappie Soni to include the song in Brahmachari. The song became one of the highlights of the film. Also the song "Aajkal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche" , is usually thought to be sung by Lata Mangeshkar but it was in fact sung by Suman Kalyanpur. (The confusion results from the fact that the quality of Suman Kalyanpur's voice is similar to Lata Mangeshkar's at times).
Awards and nominations
- 1968 Filmfare Best Movie Award
- 1968 Filmfare Best Actor Award — Shammi Kapoor
- 1968 Filmfare Best Male Playback Award — Mohd. Rafi for the song "Dil Ke Jharoke Mein"
- 1968 Filmfare Best Lyricist Award — Shailendra for the song "Main Gaoon Tum So Jao"
- 1968 Filmfare Best Music Director Award — Shankar Jaikishan
- 1969 BFJA Award for Best Supporting Actress (Hindi Section) — Mumtaz 
- 1969 BFJA Award for Best Music Director (Hindi Section) — Shankar Jaikishan
- 1969 BFJA Award for Best Editor (Hindi Section) — M. S. Shinde
- 1968 Filmfare Nomination for Best Director — Bhappi Sonie
- 1968 Filmfare Nomination for Best Male Playback Singer — Mohd. Rafi for the song "Main Gaoon Tum So Jao"
- 1968 Filmfare Nomination for Best Lyricist — Hasrat Jaipuri for the song "Dil Ke Jharoke Mein"