|Directed by||Satyen Bose|
|Produced by||Tarachand Barjatya|
Jeevan Mrityu (lit. Life and death) is a 1970 Hindi crime thriller film produced by Tarachand Barjatya for Rajshri Productions. The film starred Dharmendra, Raakhee, Ajit, Rajindernath and Leela Chitnis. The film was a remake of a 1967 Bengali film Jiban Mrityu starring Uttam Kumar and Supriya Devi in lead roles. The film's music was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal while Anand Bakshi penned the lyrics. The film is considered one of Dharmendra's best works, although it was a relatively low profile movie of his. This film showcased Dharmendra's versatility as an actor. The film went on to become a hit at the box office, including the song "Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga".The film is based on author Alexandre Dumas' 1844 novel, one of his most popular works; The Count of Monte Cristo, leaving the fact that the heroine of the novel gets married to one of the antagonist, whereas Rakhee's character in the movie never gets married.
The film was Raakhee's debut in Hindi movies.
Ashok Tandon (Dharmendra) is a bank manager, and is in love with Deepa (Raakhee), and both are to be married soon. However, Ashok is arrested for theft from the bank. He asks Deepa to look after his mom (Leela Chitnis), which she agrees to do. He is sentenced to prison for several years. After his release, he finds out that his mother has died; Deepa is married and has re-located; and he was framed by his colleagues at the bank. Devastated but still honest, he is befriended by Raja Ranbir Singh, who gives him a job, as well a new identity. Ashok now becomes Bikram Singh, and he must seek out Deepa, and his shrewd and calculating colleagues at the bank to extract vengeance.
- Dharmendra... Ashok Tandon & Bikram Singh
- Raakhee... Deepa
- Ajit... Harishchandra Shroff 'Harish'
- Kanhaiyalal... Jagat Narayan
- Ramesh Deo... Barrister P. Amarnath
- Bipin Gupta... Raja Ranvir Singh
- P. Jairaj... S.N. Roy
- Krishan Dhawan... Ramakant
- Master Bunty... Shankar
- Rajendra Nath... Prem Prakash
- Leela Chitnis... Ashok's Mother
- Gajanan Jagirdar... Deepa's Father
- Shabnam... Jaishree
- V. Gopal... Bhim Sen
- Roopesh Kumar... Sameer
- Murad... The Judge
- Zeb Rahman... Singer in Bikram's Party
This movie has one of the best songs filmed on Dharmendra, Jhilmil Sitaron ka Aangan hoga.
|1||Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga||Mohammed Rafi & Lata Mangeshkar|
|2||Zamane mein aji||Lata Mangeshkar|
|3||Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga||Lata Mangeshkar|
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