Daag (1973 film)
|Daag – A Poem Of Love|
|Directed by||Yash Chopra|
|Produced by||Yash Chopra|
|Written by||Gulshan Nanda (story)|
|Music by||Laxmikant Pyarelal|
|Edited by||Pran Mehra|
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films|
|27 April 1973|
|Box office||₹ 6.5 crores |
Daag: A Poem of Love (transl.) is a 1973 Hindi-language romantic drama film produced and directed by Yash Chopra in his debut as a producer, which laid the foundation of Yash Raj Films. It is an adaptation of the 1886 Thomas Hardy novel The Mayor of Casterbridge.
The film was made at the peak of the Rajesh Khanna's craze and became a Super Hit at the box office and received praise for the performances of the three leads. The music by Laxmikant Pyarelal dominated the charts for the year. The film was later remade into the Telugu film Vichitra Jeevitham (1978). This film was Kader Khan's debut as an actor.
Yash Chopra used Raakhee's character name 'Chandni' from this film also in his later films Silsila (1981) and Chandni (1989).
A young man, Sunil Kohli (Rajesh Khanna), falls for beautiful Sonia (Sharmila Tagore). Soon, they get married and leave for their honeymoon. On the way, owing to bad weather, they decide to spend a night at a bungalow owned by Sunil's boss. The boss's son, Dheeraj Kapoor (Prem Chopra), tries to rape Sonia when she is alone. But Sunil arrives in time, and a fight ensues, resulting in the death of Dheeraj. Sunil is arrested and, later, sentenced to life imprisonment by the court. But, on the way to prison, the police van carrying him meets with an accident. All occupants are killed. Years later, Sonia, working as a school teacher and bringing up Sunil's and her son, finds out that her husband is still alive. He is living with a new identity as Sudhir, and is married to a rich woman named Chandni (Raakhee). After escaping from the police van, Sunil met Chandni, whose lover had ditched her on learning of her pregnancy. Sunil married her to provide legitimacy to her child, in return for her help in establishing his new identity. Now, after so many years, the law is once again at his doorstep. This time, however, there is an added crime to his name: bigamy.
- Rajesh Khanna - Sunil Kohli
- Sharmila Tagore - Sonia Kohli
- Raakhee - Chandni
- Prem Chopra - Dheeraj Kapoor
- Baby Pinky - Pinky
- Raju Shrestha (Master Raju) - Rinku
- Manmohan Krishna - Deewan, Chandni's father
- Madan Puri - K. C. Khanna
- Achala Sachdev - Mrs. Malti Khanna
- Iftekhar - Inspector Singh
- Hari Shivdasani - Jagdish Kapoor
- Yashodra Katju - School Principal
- Kader Khan - Prosecuting attorney
- A. K. Hangal - Prosecuting Attorney / Judge
- S. N. Banerjee - Judge
- Karan Dewan - Doctor Kapoor who treats Chandani's father
- Surendra Nath - Sunil's uncle
- Jagdish Raj - Ram Singh (driver)
- Manmohan - Prisoner in van fighting with Sunil
- Padma Khanna - Dancer
- Aruna - Dancer
- Habib - Blacksmith removing Sunil's handcuffs
- Saul George - Jr.Artist
- Director - Yash Chopra
- Story - Gulshan Nanda
- Dialogue - Akhtar-Ul-Iman
- Producer - Yash Chopra
- Editor - Pran Mehra
- Art Director - R. G. Gaekwad
- Cinematographer - Kay Gee
- Stunts - Ravi Khanna, M. B. Shetty
- Choreographer - Suresh Bhatt
- Lyricist - Sahir Ludhianvi
- Music Director - Laxmikant Pyarelal
- Playback Singers - Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Rajesh Khanna
- The song "Ab Chahe Ma Roothe Yaa Baba" was listed at #7 on Binaca Geetmala annual list 1973
- The song "Mere Dil Mein Aaj Kya Hai" was listed at #20 on Binaca Geetmala annual list 1973
|Daag: A Poem of Love|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Label||Sa Re Ga Ma|
|Laxmikant Pyarelal chronology|
|1||"Mere Dil Mein Aaj Kya Hai"||Kishore Kumar||04:19|
|2||"Ab Chahe Ma Roothe Yaa Baba"||Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar||05:36|
|3||"Hum Aur Tum Tum Aur Hum"||Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar||04:07|
|4||"Jab Bhi Jee Chaahe"||Lata Mangeshkar||04:19|
|5||"Main To Kuchh Bhi Nahin"||Rajesh Khanna||02:28|
|6||"Ni Main Yaar Manana Ni"||Lata Mangeshkar, Minoo Purushottam||05:48|
|7||"Hawa Chale Kaise"||Lata Mangeshkar||05:46|
Awards and nominations
- Best Film - Yash Chopra
- Best Actor - Rajesh Khanna
- Best Actress - Sharmila Tagore
- Best Music - Laxmikant Pyarelal
- Best Male Singer - Kishore Kumar - "Mere Dil Mein Aaj Kya Hai"
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