SOTD: Khilona Jan Kar Tum Ko – Khilona

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    sputnik 10 years ago

    Have not seen this movie but read the plot on wikipedia and this is interesting. It looks like Sadma’s plot is inspired and basically a reversal of the plot here with a happy ending.

    Vijaykamal (played by Sanjeev Kumar) is a son of a rich Thakur Suraj Singh but has lost his mind. He sees his lover Sapna marry his neighbour Bihari (played by Shatrughan Sinha) and then commit suicide on the night of the Diwali party hosted by Bihari. This incident puts Vijay in shock. Thakur believes that if he be married, he would turn well. He hence approaches a tawaif Chand (played by Mumtaz) to pretend to be Vijay’s wife and then help him be normal. But Chand is given cold treatment by Vijay’s mother and his elder brother Kishore. Vijay treats Chand badly by also once sexually assaulting her. But later Chand becomes very friendly with Vijay and that starts improving his condition.”

    In a fight between Vijay and Bihari, Bihari falls off the terrace and this shocks Vijay making him normal again. But then Vijay is unable to recall Chand. She is then humiliated by the family and is thrown out of house. Then Mohan comes and accuses everyone for treating her like a toy and only using her when needed. He rescues her and tells the truth of how she did not let Bihari’s plan work and save Radha. It is also revealed that Chand was actually born in a noble family and was only raised as a tawaif as she was found alone after a train accident. The family thus accepts Chand and all sets well.”

  2. aryan 10 years ago

    Interesting plot.

  3. Ritz 10 years ago

    When I think of Rafi, I remember all those Pahadi dhuns he sang. And I remember Dev Anand or Shammi singing in ‘haseen wadiyan’. Ofcourse there are many sad songs of his, but I first remember these songs he sang for them.

    These two heroes did full justice onscreen to the incredible voice of Rafi.

    Pradeep Kumar, Rajendra Kumar and Dilip Kumar etc were poor actors in this department.

    Some terribly pathetic screen singing is below: Notice that actor is not doing even 10% effort for “singing”.

    Notice Dilip Kumar in this song. He is at ease – but does not “sing” the song.

    Dilip was OK in Ram aur Shyam and “Udi jab jab julfe” and some other few songs but mostly he was lazy and poor actor in screen singing.

    Now see a Dev Anand in “Din Dhal Jaaye” or “Mai zindagi ka saath” or a “Khoya Khoya chand”.

    Dev doesnt “act” in any of his songs – he breaths every breath the singer is taking.

    • Ritz 10 years ago

      Not a rafi song this, but just posting here as its related to screen singing/acting I mentioned above.

      just see the way Dev sings it onscreen.

      Notice how he sings “baazi” especially in second antara. Has done full justice to the way kishore has sung it.

    • Ritz 10 years ago

      Was tring to correct some spelling mistakes and realized it broke embed code someone had already put.

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        sputnik 10 years ago

        I had put the embed code but fixed it again. Will check out the songs later and comment in detail.

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      sputnik 10 years ago

      I fixed your video embeding issue. You can paste the embed code from now on and the video will show up.

      Excellent observations Ritz. In the second video Pradeep Kumar is hardly moving his lips while trying to lip sync to Rafi’s booming vocals. Same with that Dilip Kumar’s Aan song.

      I like Rafi best in romantic songs and I think he was at his best while singing for Shammi Kapoor. I like some of his sad songs too – the ones he sang for Guru Dutt.

      Dev Anand was one actor who was lucky that both Rafi and Kishore’s voices suited him. Check this Rafi song for Dev Anand – Rafi has modulated his voice very well as if he is mocking and Dev has done complete justice to it.

      • Ritz 10 years ago

        Nice observation Sputnik about “Yeh lo mai haari piya”.

        But I dont think Rafi or Kishore had to modulate their voice to suit Dev (I dont agree when u say “Dev was lucky”) .
        Dev was a superb actor in displaying emotions on screen in songs. He might have been poor/average actor in films but he was perfectionist in screen singing…
        For example these song from Hemanth Kumar:

        Or this song from SD Burman(sung by Talat) – now imagine this – the tone of this song is depressive, (same as it was for “wahan kaun hai tera” for Guide…but Dev(a very optimistic and jovial guy) sings it like its HIS song.. the emotions / expressions / lip sync is perfect…

        Dev Aanad was a “Abhinay Samrat” as far as screen singing goes. And that was one of THE most important part of Bollywood films (and it still is).
        Look at the way he breaths in the song (he takes long breath before and after he sings long lines)…..its as if he is singing. None of the actors of that time had this screen presense – including Dilip Kumar.

  4. aryan 10 years ago

    Dev Anand is the only actor in India who got maximum number of hits song in his career which I observed every song which is picturization on Dev Anand is a hit song definitely he was lucky.

  5. Ritz 10 years ago

    @Aryan – I was bit sarcastic in my earlier comment but the point is – he earned it. He was not simply “lucky”. I have never seen such amazing breath control and lip sink along with acting – in any other actor in Hindi Cinema.

    • Ritz 10 years ago

      Funnily ,,as I am opposing the very word “lucky” used for Dev, I will always remember Dev by the word Lucky.

      There was a an old Irani restaurant in Pune where Dev used to visit often in his struggling days. The name of that was “Lucky”.
      That hotel had huge wall pic of Dev. We guys used to love Kheema Paav in that and other non-veg dishes in that restaurant. It was a place for generations – like for eg my grandpa used to love the food over there and had fond memories of Dev. (I believe he was on payroll of V Shantaram back then)

      Sadly, the hotel is no more – it got demolished I think few years back.

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