Raj Tilak (1958 film)
|Directed by||S. S. Vasan|
|Produced by||S. S. Vasan|
|Written by||Story: K. J. Mahadevan|
Screenplay & dialogue:Ramanand Sagar
|Based on||The Count of Monte Cristo|
by Alexandre Dumas
|Music by||C. Ramchandra|
|Edited by||N. R. Krishna Sami|
|Distributed by||Gemini Pictures|
Raj Tilak (Hindi: राज तिलक; English: Crown Prince) is a Bollywood Hindi film of 1958 Black-and-white Ruritanian romance epic film written by the Gemini Studios story department, consisting of K. J. Mahadevan, C. Srinivasan and Kothamangalam Subbu, along with Ramanand Sagar, while the film was directed and produced by S. S. Vasan. The film features Gemini Ganesan and Vyjayanthimala in the lead, with Padmini, Pran, Gajanan Jagirdar, Bipin gupta, Meenakshi, Lalita Pawar, Durga Khote, Manmohan Krishna and Shammi, forming an ensemble cast.
- Gemini Ganesan as Chander
- Vyjayanthimala as Princess Mandakini
- Padmini as Princess Bathma
- Gajanan Jagirdar as Sardar Mangal Sen
- Bipin Gupta
- Lalita Pawar
- Durga Khote
- Manmohan Krishna
Table of Vanjikottai Valiban and Raj Tilak
|Vanjikottai Valiban (Tamil)||Raj Tilak (Hindi)|
|Sunderalingam (Gemini Ganesan)||Chander (Gemini Ganesan)|
|Mandakini (Vyjayanthimala)||Mandakini (Vyjayanthimala)|
|Bathma (Padmini)||Bathma (Padmini)|
|Senathipathi (P.S. Veerappa)||(Pran)|
C. Ramchandra has composed the music of the songs.
- "Chalna Sambhal Ke Jee" - Singers: Asha Bhosle, Mohammad Rafi
- "O Jaan-e-Jigar Zara Dekho Idhar" - Singer: Asha Bhosle
- "Aaj Na Jane Reh Reh Kyon Dil Yeh Mera Dole" - Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
- "Dil Jo Doongi Raja Nikaal Ke" - Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
- "Bum Bholanath Bum Bhola" - Singer: Manna Dey
- "Aaja Tu Raja Aaja Mausam-e-Bahar Hai" - Singer: Asha Bhosle, Sudha Malhotra
- "O Maa Na Bolegi Na Bolegi" - Singers: Manna Dey
- "Ho Dekho Aayi Re Ho Kaali Ghata" - Singers: Mohammad Rafi
Inspirations and remakes
The film was a remake of 1958 Tamil film Vanjikottai Valiban, which also directed by S. S. Vasan with Gemini Ganesan, Vyjayanthimala and Padmini. The film itself was inspired by the 1884 novel The Count of Monte Cristo.
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