Andaz (1971 film)

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Directed byRamesh Sippy
Written bySalim–Javed[1]
Screenplay bySalim-Javed[1]
Sachin Bhowmick
Story bySalim-Javed[1]
Sachin Bhowmick
Produced byG. P. Sippy
StarringShammi Kapoor
Hema Malini
Rajesh Khanna
Simi Garewal
CinematographyK. Vaikunth
Edited byM. S. Shinde
Music byShankar–Jaikishan
Hasrat Jaipuri (lyrics)
Distributed bySippy Films
Release date
Running time
166 min.

Andaz (transl. Style) is a 1971 Indian Bollywood romantic drama film, directed by Ramesh Sippy, and written by Salim–Javed, Gulzar and Sachin Bhowmick.[1] It stars Shammi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna, and Simi Garewal.

The film was a considerable success and was important in the career of Malini as an actress.[3] The film features "Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana", one of the best known Bollywood yodels by the singer Kishore Kumar which also featured on the soundtrack of Mira Nair's Mississippi Masala.[4] The song fetched singer Kishore Kumar a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer. When this film released, films of Shammi Kapoor were not doing well at the box office. The 10-minute cameo of Rajesh Khanna is credited for turning Andaz (1971) Into A Super Hit Film.[5] This film is counted among the 17 consecutive hit films of Rajesh Khanna between 1969 and 1971, by adding the two-hero films Marayada and Andaz to the 15 consecutive solo hits he gave from 1969 to 1971.[6] Further, this film is the first of the successful script writing that Salim-Javed started.


This film tells the story of Sheetal (Hema Malini), a widow who is left devastated by the death of her husband Raj (Rajesh Khanna). She and her son are not accepted by her husband's family. She becomes a teacher to bring up her son by herself. One of her students is the daughter of widower Ravi (Shammi Kapoor). Ravi's beloved wife died in child birth. 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 15 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. So also, Ajit played a sympathetic man who repents for his mistake not to accept Hema Malini as his daughter-in-law after the death of his son Rajesh Khanna.



The songs for the film were written by lyricists Gulzar and Hasrat Jaipuri.

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


19th Filmfare Awards:[7]




  1. ^ a b c d 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. ^ Lal, Vinay; Nandy, Ashis (2006). Fingerprinting Popular Culture: The Mythic and the Iconic in Indian Cinema. Oxford University Press. p. 77. ISBN 0195679180.
  3. ^ Dawar, Ramesh (1 January 2006). Bollywood Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow. Star Publications. p. 16. ISBN 978-1-905863-01-3. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ SALAM, ZIYA US. "The first superstar". The Hindu.
  6. ^ "Eight lesser known facts about Rajesh Khanna on his death anniversary". 18 July 2015.
  7. ^ "List of Filmfare Award Winners and Nominations, 1953-2005" (PDF).

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