Talash (1969 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||O. P. Ralhan|
|Produced by||O. P. Ralhan|
|Written by||Ehsan Rizvi (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||O. P. Ralhan|
|Story by||O. P. Ralhan|
O. P. Ralhan
|Music by||S. D. Burman Lyrics : Majrooh|
Talash is a 1969 Hindi film by O. P. Ralhan starring Rajendra Kumar and Sharmila Tagore. This movie was the first movie in Bollywood which was publicized as having a budget of Rs 1 Crore (i.e. INR 10 Millions).
Raj Kumar (Rajendra Kumar) dreams of a life of prosperity. When he learns that his mother (Sulochana Latkar) has struggled for years to give him the best, he takes a job at Ranjit Rai (Balraj Sahni)'s company. His hard work pays off and he is able to earn the trust of his boss and get promoted to a good post. On a vacation with his friend Lachchu (O. P. Ralhan), he falls in love with the village beauty Gauri (Sharmila Tagore) and promises her father (D.K. Sapru) that he will return in a month's time to marry her. But things get complicated when he returns to the city and Raj's boss wants Raj to marry his daughter or perhaps lose his job. After many twists and turns, the lovers are reunited and all's well that ends well.
• Rajendra Kumar as Raj Kumar 'Raju'
• Sharmila Tagore as Madhu / Gauri
• O. P. Ralhan as Lachchu
• Balraj Sahni as Ranjit Rai
• Helen as Rita
• Sulochana Latkaras Raj Kumar's Mother (as Sulochana)
• Sajjan as Dice / Albert (Rita's Father)
• Jeevan as John
• Hari Shivdasani as Babulal (Lachchu's Father)
• Madan Puri as Peter
• D.K. Sapru as Gauri's Father (as Sapru)
• Tun Tun as Kamini
The album of this film was composed by S. D. Burman and penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. This album has various kinds of hits starting from the very romantic 'Palkon Ke Peechhe Se' to the sentimental 'Meri Duniya Hai Maa Tere Aanchal Mein'. It even covers the Indian Classical based number 'Tere Naina Talash Karen' to the sensational cabaret dance by Helen called 'Kar Le Pyar'.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|S. D. Burman chronology|
|1.||"Palkon Ke Peechhe Se" (Romantic duet)||Mohd. Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar||4:43|
|2.||"Kar Le Pyar" (Sensational cabaret)||Asha Bhosle||5:24|
|3.||"Tere Naina Talash Karen" (Raga Asavari)||Manna Dey||4:51|
|4.||"Khayi Hai Re Humne Kasam" (Love song)||Lata Mangeshkar||4:11|
|5.||"Meri Duniya Hai Maa Tere Aanchal Mein"||S. D. Burman||3:38|
|6.||"Kitni Akeli"||Lata Mangeshkar||3:32|
|7.||"Aaj Ko Junli Raat Maa"||Mohd. Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar||6:59|
|8.||"Mera Kya Sanam"||Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhosle||4:53|
- Malhotra, Aps (26 January 2012). "Blast From The Past: Talash (1969)". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
- Srinivasan, Karthik (11 December 2018). "How S.D. Burman Interlude And An R.D. Burman Bhajan Both Originated From A Russian Song". Film Companion. Retrieved 11 December 2018.