Razia Sultan (film)

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Razia Sultan
Raziya Sultan poster.jpg
Directed by Kamal Amrohi
Produced by A.K. Misra
Written by Kamal Amrohi
Starring Hema Malini
Parveen Babi
Music by Khayyam
Cinematography V.K. Murthy
Language Urdu

Razia Sultan is 1983 Hindi film, written and directed by Kamal Amrohi, and starring Hema Malini, Parveen Babi and Dharmendra in lead roles.

The film's music was provided by Khayyam, with lyrics by Jan Nisar Akhtar and two songs by Nida Fazli who walked into the project when Akhtar died. Some songs were sung by Lata Mangeshkar, including classics like, "Aye Dil-e Nadaan".[1]


The film is based on the life of Razia Sultan (1205–1240), the only female Sultan of Delhi (1236–1240) and her speculated love affair with the Abyssinian slave, Jamal-ud-Din Yakut.


# Title Singer(s)
1 "Khwab Bankar Koi Aayega" Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Tera Hijr Mera Naseeb Hai" Kabban Mirza
3 "Aayee Zanjeer Ki Jhankar" Kabban Mirza
4 "Aye Khuda Shukr Tera" Mahendra Kapoor, Bhupinder Singh
5 "Aye Dil-E-Nadan" Lata Mangeshkar
6 "Hariyala Banna Aaya Re" Jagjit Kaur, Asha Bhosle
7 "Jalta Hai Badan" Lata Mangeshkar

It was the second time that Khayyam worked for a Kamal Amrohi movie. Earlier he had given music for Shankar Hussain(1977)- a movie produced by Amrohi. There is a story as to how Kamal got liking for Khayyam's music. Once Kamal Amrohi and his wife liked a song that they had listened on radio The song was "Parbaton Ke Pedon Par" and was sung by Mohammad Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur. Later on they learnt that this song was composed by Khayyam for a movie called Shagoon (1964). However, by the time Razia Sultan went on floors Laxmikant-Pyarelal became the most sought after music director duo. So, Amrohi signed them. But, he did not like one fast paced tune composed by the duo for the film and told them to compose a new tune instead. When Kamal went to duo's place to listen to their new tune, he was asked to wait as the music directors were in a meeting. Insulted that he was asked to wait by someone so junior to him, Kamal replaced them with Khayyam.


Although not a commercial success, the movie was widely appreciated for its screenplay, dialogues and direction.[citation needed]


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