Bandhan (1969 film)

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Bandhan
Bandhan(1969).jpg
Directed by Narendra Bedi
Produced by G.P. Sippy
Starring Rajesh Khanna
Mumtaz
Jeevan
Kanhaiyalal
Rajendra Nath
Aruna Irani
D.K. Sapru
Anju Mahendru
Ratnamala
Achala Sachdev
Roopesh Kumar
Kamal Kapoor
Music by Kalyanji Anandji
Cinematography K. Vaikunth
Edited by M. S. Shinde
Release date
  • 1969 (1969)
Running time
190 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Bandhan (English translation: "tie" or "bond") is a 1969[1] Hindi film directed by Narendra Bedi starring Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz. The directorial debut film of Narednra Bedi[2] was the second movie with Rajesh and Mumtaz together in the lead roles. This film had grossed of 2,80,00,000 at the box office in 1969.[3] Khanna's songs were performed by the playback singer Mahendra Kapoor.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.[4]

Plot[edit]

Jeevanlal lives in a small village in India with his wife, Sita, a son named Dharmchand and daughter, Meena, and makes his living by stealing. One day he steals from the Tehsildar's home, returns to his home and hides the stolen property with his son. When the police arrives, Dharma hands over the stolen articles to them, and they arrest Jeevanlal as he is found guilty, and is sent to prison. Years later, Dharma has grown up but his dad hates him. Then one day both father and son get into a fight over selling a cow, Jeevanlal strikes his son, and Dharma takes a stick to defend himself. Sita intervenes, scolds Dharma for daring to attack his father, and tells him to leave. Dharma leaves home, goes to Bombay, finds a work with a building contractor, earns money and sends his savings to his mother. Then one day, Sita receives a letter from Dharma saying that he is returning home. She goes to the bus-stop to greet him, but is told that he has already gone home. When she gets back home, she is shocked to find her husband lying dead in a pool of blood and her son standing over his dead body with a bloodied axe. The police then arrests Dharma and he is held for a trial. Then the truth of what really transpired between father and son that compelled them both to kill each other is revealed.

Reception[edit]

It received five out of five stars in the Bollywood guide Collections[5] and grossed 2,80,00,000 at the box office in 1969.

Cast[edit]

(In credits order)

  • Rajesh Khanna as Dharmchand "Dharma"
  • Mumtaz as Gauri Malikram
  • Jeevan as Jeevanlal
  • Rajendra Nath as Ram Vaidraj
  • Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi as Malikram (as Kanhaiyalal)
  • D.K. Sapru as Public Prosecutor Kaul
  • Sunder as Vaidraj
  • Aruna Irani as Chameli
  • Achala Sachdev as Sita
  • Anju Mahendru as Dr. Sonia Sharma
  • Ratnamala as Jamuna Malikram

(Remaining cast in alphabetical order)

  • Birbal as Shyam Vaidraj
  • Kamal Kapoor as Judge
  • Roopesh Kumar as Cook
  • Sanjeev Kumar as Advocate Rami Sharma (special appearance)
  • Meena T. as Meena Jeevanlal

Soundtrack[edit]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Aa Jao Aa Bhi Jao" Mahendra Kapoor
2 "Aayo Re Sawan Aayo Re" Mahendra Kapoor
3 "Are Jana Hai To Jao" Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhosle
4 "Bina Badra Ke Bijuriya Kaise Chamke" Mukesh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BANDHAN - Film / Movie". Citwf.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  2. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen (2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Routledge. pp. 57–. ISBN 978-1-135-94318-9. 
  3. ^ "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  4. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/chandigarh/eight-lesser-known-facts-about-rajesh-khanna-on-his-death-anniversary/story-eMKmVMlFkKlbSLqAFAf7qI.html
  5. ^ Collections - Google Boeken. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 

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