Swarg Narak

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Swarg Narak
स्वर्ग नरक
Swarg Narak, 1978 film.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Dasari Narayana Rao
Produced by B.Nagi Reddy
Written by Raj Baldev Raj (dialogues)
Anand Bakshi (lyrics)
Screenplay by Dasari Narayana Rao
Story by Dasari Narayana Rao
Starring Sanjeev Kumar
Jeetendra
Vinod Mehra
Moushumi Chatterjee
Shabana Azmi
Music by Rajesh Roshan
Cinematography P.L. Rai
Edited by K Balu
Production
company
Vijaya Productions Pvt Ltd
Distributed by Bollywood Entertainment
(as BEI, 2003, USA, DVD)
Release date
  • 21 December 1978 (1978-12-21)
Running time
164 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Swarg Narak (English: Heaven - Hell; Hindi: स्वर्ग नरक) is a 1978 Bollywood drama film, produced by B. Nagi Reddy under the Vijaya Productions Pvt. Ltd. banner and directed by Dasari Narayana Rao.[1][2][3] It stars Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra, Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterjee and Shabana Azmi in lead roles, with music is composed by Rajesh Roshan. All three songs became popular. He sang one of his songs at Leena Jaitley's wedding 5 yrs ago. The film is a remake of the Telugu Silver Jubilee movie Swargam Narakam (1975) made by the same director.[4][5][6][7]

Plot[edit]

This is the story of three couples. The first couple is that of Tripathi (Sanjeev Kumar), who always takes advantage of other's mistakes and position and earn money and his wife Mary. The second one is that of Geeta (Shabana Azmi) and Romeo Vinod (Vinod Mehra), while the jealous and possessive Shobha (Moushumi Chatterjee) and Vicky Kapoor (Jeetendra) form the third one.

The first couple is a happily married one. The second couple stays with Vinod's mother (Kamini Kaushal). Vinod spends a lot of time with Leena (Prema Narayan) and attending late night parties while Geeta patiently awaits her husband every night. Once Shobha happens to see Vicky with Radha (Tanuja), she assumes they are having an affair and pesters Vicky about it. When Vicky denies it, she leaves him. On the other hand, Vinod decides to leave the house, but destiny plays its role. He meets with an accident and during his recovery period, Shabana proves how important she is for him. He repents and completely changes into a new soft-spoken and good man. On the other hand, Shobha spoils her own house to such a stage that Vicky is compelled to leave his house after Radha's tragic death. At this juncture, Tripathi steps in to mend the couple. Some of the events that follow are hilarious sequences. Whether Tripathi is successful in mending these couples forms the rest of the story.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

# Song Title Singers Lyricist Time Notes
1 "Leena O Leena Dil Toone Cheena" Kishore Kumar Anand Bakshi 4:55
2 "Aag Hai Lagi Hui Yahan Wahan" Mohammad Rafi Anand Bakshi 6:00
3 "I Love you" Lata Mangeshkar Harindranath Chattopadhyay 6.20
4 "Nahin Nahin Koi Tumsa Haseen" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle Anand Bakshi 5.50

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (10 July 2014). "Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema". Routledge – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ Nadadhur, Srivathsan (31 May 2017). "Dasari: The original trendsetter" – via www.thehindu.com. 
  3. ^ "The Hindu : National : Many roles for Mohan Babu". www.thehindu.com. 
  4. ^ Malhotra, Aps (9 October 2014). "Blast from the Past: Swarg Narak (1978)" – via www.thehindu.com. 
  5. ^ "Swargam Narakam". 22 November 1975 – via www.imdb.com. 
  6. ^ "Swarg Narak on Bollywood hungama". 
  7. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. "Dasari Narayana Rao's death marks the end of an era in Telugu film industry". 

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