Aap Ki Kasam

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Aap Ki Kasamm
Aapkiskasam.jpg
Directed byJ. Om Prakash
Produced byJ. Om Prakash
Written byRam Kelkar
Ramesh Pant
StarringRajesh Khanna
Mumtaz
Sanjeev Kumar
Music byRahul Dev Burman
Anand Bakshi (lyrics)
CinematographyV. Babasaheb
Edited byPratap Dave
Distributed byFilmyug Pvt. Ltd
Shemaroo Video Pvt. Ltd.
Release date
3rd May 1974
Running time
154 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Aap Ki Kasam (English: I swear by you) is a 1974 Indian Hindi romance film produced by J. Om Prakash, which also marks his directorial debut. The film stars Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Sanjeev Kumar, Rehman, Asrani and A. K. Hangal. The music is by R.D. Burman, who received the only Filmfare nomination for the film.[1] The film was successful and was declared as Hit at the box office,[2] and it was also acclaimed by the critics. The songs from the film, including "Jai Jai Shiv Shankar", "Zindagi Ke Safar Mein" and 'Karvate Badalate Rahen", became very popular.

The newspaper "The Hindu", in its review of the film, quoted: "In a remarkable scene, where Rajesh Khanna, his anger simmering, confronts Mumtaz, the director, J. Om Prakash, brings out the performer in both. Mumtaz brings compelling expressions to her countenance as her initial disbelief at being doubted by her husband is transformed from anguish to fury in a flash. This remains the standout moment of the movie apart from the song "Zindagi Ke Safar Mein Guzar Jate Hain Jo Maqaam”.[3]

The film is a remake of the Malayalam film Vaazhve Mayam (1970), directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan, where the ending was different.[4] The film was later also remade in Telugu, retaining the original ending, by director Dasari Narayana Rao as Edadugula Bandham, (1985) starring Mohan Babu and Jayasudha.

Plot[edit]

Kamal Bhatnagar (Rajesh Khanna) is a jealous husband who begins to doubt the fidelity of his wife Sunita (Mumtaz), when his best friend Mohan (Sanjeev Kumar) enters their lives. Sunita is unable to convince Kamal that she loves only him. He leaves her, not knowing that she is pregnant with his child. Depressed and confused, Kamal becomes a homeless wanderer, while Sunita remarries to provide a secure home for her child. Many years later, the truth dawns on him as he turns up, a broken man, at his own daughter's wedding.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Music[edit]

All lyrics written by Anand Bakshi; all music composed by Rahul Dev Burman.

Songs
No.TitlePlaybackLength
1."Chori Chori Chupke Chupke"Lata Mangeshkar4:44
2."Jai Jai Shiv Shankar"Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar5:38
3."Karwaten Badalte Rahe"Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar4:56
4."Paas Nahin Aana"Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar3:50
5."Suno Kaho Kaha Suna"Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar4:20
6."Zindagi Ke Safar Mein"Kishore Kumar6:39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1st Filmfare Awards 1953" (PDF). Deep750.googlepages.com. Retrieved 2011-10-08.
  2. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/cinema-columns/aap-ki-kasam-1974/article5709668.ece
  4. ^ http://www.screenindia.com/old/fullstory.php?content_id=12914

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