Scene of the Week: Ek Duje Ke Liye

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    aryan 7 years ago

    Good Scenes First Scene is the best.

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    Tulmul 7 years ago

    A movie which inspired or provoked train of suicides in Madras, Its end was changed for south audience. A movie which made Raj kapoor to exlaim ” Wish he could have made this movie”. Every song in this movie is Gem by LP. I still feel Kamal wasted his chance in BW after EDKL… He simply did very bad movies after that.

    One of the best love stories in BW. Love story which is happening ever day in india now, with less issues and hassles as in late 80’s.

    India today had cover story on EDKL inspired Suicides in madras. More thn 100’s were found on beaches holding hand …

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      sputnik 7 years ago

      Yeah have read about the movie inspiring suicides in newspapers when I was a kid. Did not know there was a happy ending too. Found out only yesterday.

      Agree that all songs are gems.

      Kamal debuted with such a big hit and then could not capitalize on it. Some movies like Zara Si Zindagi and Ek Nai Paheli while good were either too real or too bold for Bollywood audiences. While he did get lot of acclaim and even Filmfare Best Actor award have read that Saagar flopped too.

      Had seen the movie in the 90s a few times and loved it. Found the tragic ending a bit odd though – felt back then they could have still lived. Find some of it dated or melodramatic now. Also looks like they shot it in Chennai and passed it off as Bombay.

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    Tulmul 7 years ago

    @sputnik

    Zara si zindagi was too dark… It is dark for this age.. It will be lableled niche film in this age… I hv seen it number of times.. Thanks for reminding… It will get outdated coz times have changed… there was genuine cultural divide so One has to remember to appreciate the movie… They hv to change end for South audience as everyday they found couple on beaches…

    Sagar is goo movie… but it came when kamal was down and sippy was also down and even Panchams music couldn’t save it. Consequences of sagar’s floping was bore by Pancham when all big directors esp, Ghai replaced him and pancham went into depression.

    Sagar has grt songs, very very gorgeous seductive best dimple, one scene and few exceptional acting pieces from gr8 Kamal.. particulary when dimple comes to tell him her love for rishi and hotel scene.. one can watch sagar for songs, dimple and those 2 scenes

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    sputnik 6 years ago

    K Balachander, Legendary Tamil Director, Dies at 84

    Tamil director K Balachander, considered guru to actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, died in Chennai at the age of 84. Mr Balachander had been in hospital for some days where he was diagnosed with fever and urinary tract infection. He breathed his last at 7.02 pm today, hospital authorities said.

    K Balachander was hailed as “Iyakunar Sigaram” (peak among directors) in Tamil film industry. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter. His other son, Kailasam, died on August 15 this year.

    Mr Balachander had over 150 films on his resume and was credited with giving stars such as Rajinikanth (Aboorva Ragangal), Kamal Haasan (Arangetram) and Prakash Raj (Duet) their first big break.

    Among Mr Balachander best-known films are Aval Ora Thodar Kathai, Apoorva Raagangal, Avargal, Varumayin Niram Sigappu and 47 Natkal. He also directed Bollywood hit Ek Duuje Ke Liye starring Kamal Haasan and Rati Agnihotri.

    Both Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan wished him a speedy recovery while he was in hospital.

    Mr Balachander received the Padma Shri and Dada Sahbe Phalke awards.

    Link

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      sputnik 6 years ago

      RIP

      He was a great director. Loved Ek Duje Ke Liye, Zara Si Zindagi, Ek Nai Paheli and his Telugu movies Idi Katha Kadu (This is not a story) and Rudra Veena.

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