Prem Bandhan

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Prem Bandhan
Prem Bandhan 1979.jpg
Poster
Directed byRamanand Sagar
Produced byRevati Raman Nanda
Gauri Films
StarringRajesh Khanna
Rekha
Moushumi Chatterjee
Music byLaxmikant Pyarelal
Anand Bakshi (lyrics)
Edited byLachhmandass
Release date
January 19, 1979[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Prem Bandhan (Hindi: प्रेम बंधन; translation: bond of love) is a 1979 Indian Hindi film directed by Ramanand Sagar. The film stars Rajesh Khanna, Rekha and Moushumi Chatterjee as the lead actors and is supported by A. K. Hangal, Prema Narayan, Bhagwan, Keshto Mukherjee and Lalita Pawar. The film's music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal. This film, along with Amar Deep, marked the comeback of Rajesh Khanna, as these were his commercially successful films after a period of one full year as in the year 1978, none of his films became huge hits at the box office, with the exception of Bhola Bhala. The news magazine "The Indian" noted that "Rajesh Khanna makes a sincere attempt to recover his popularity as "superstar" and succeeds. He gives natural touching performance".[2]

The story revolves around the adventures of Rajesh Khanna when he loses his memory by meeting in an accident, falling prey to amnesia and falls in love with a fisher woman and gets married, whereas his sophisticated city bred girlfriend keeps waiting for him in the city. The film has the popular song of the 1979 Main Tere Pyar Mein Pagal sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.[3]

Plot summary[edit]

Adivasi Mahua lives a poor lifestyle in a fishing village along with her widowed dad. One day, the local Poojary comes across a seemingly menacing looking male, feeds him, and asks Mahua's dad to look after him. This male has no memory and they name him Kishan. Shortly thereafter, Mahua and Kishan fall in love and get married. After about 2 months, Kishan goes to the city and does not return home. A frantic Mahua and her dad go to the Police as well as to the city to search for him, albeit in vain and return home. Mahua continues to worry about Kishan and sets out on her own to try to locate him. She meets with a doctor who informs her that he recalls treating a male fitting Kishan's description and gives her his Bombay address. Mahua travels to Bombay and locates Kishan's house. This is where she will find out that Kishan now calls himself Mohan Khanna, who is very wealthy, lives in a mansion but who now refuses to recognize her, and is about to get formally engaged to equally wealthy Meena Mehra.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

All lyrics are written by Anand Bakshi; all music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Hoti Hai Kisise Jab Preet"Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle8:20
2."Main Tere Pyar Mein Pagal"Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar6:30
3."Meri Payal Mein Yeh"Asha Bhosle5:40
4."Wada Nahin Karte Kisi Se"Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Chorus9:20

Reception[edit]

This film received three and a half stars in the Bollywood guide Collections. The film grossed 3,50,00,000 at the box office in 1979.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rajesh Khanna filmography on ibosnetwork.com
  2. ^ Prem Bandhan info
  3. ^ "Binaca Geet Mala Annual List 1979".

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