Today is Mani Ratnam as well as Ilaiyaraaja’s birthday. So I am posting the movie Geethanjali, a National Award winning 1989 Telugu Film directed by Mani Ratnam with music by Ilaiyaraaja. The only jarring thing in the movie is a vulgar comic track. The movie was remade in Hindi as Yaad Rakhegi Duniya starring Aditya Pancholi and Rukhsar.
The movie is about two terminally ill patients and stars Nagarjuna and Girija who made her debut. Girija was supposed to star opposite Aamir Khan in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar and she is even in the song “Jawaan Ho Yaaron”. She supposedly left JJWS because of a previous commitment.
The movie had all excellent songs by Ilaiyaraaja including O Priya Priya which was copied by Anand-Milind in Dil.Tags: Aamir Khan Anand-Milind Geethanjali Girija Ilaiyaraaja Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar Mani Ratnam Nagarjuna National Award Regional Cinema Regional Language Film Tanqeed Film Festival