Aandhi

Aandhi

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 1975
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Gulzar
Label: H.M.V.
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Album Credits: MUSIC ASSISTANTS: Basu Chakravarty, Manohari Singh. SONGS RECORDED BY: Kaushik.
 
Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Gulzar. PRODUCER: J. Om Prakash. STORY: Kamleshwar. SCREENPLAY: Gulzar. DIALOGUE: Gulzar. ACTOR: Suchitra Sen, More...
 



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Title Music
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Genre: Filmi
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Is Mod Se Jaate Hain
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Filmi, Sugam, Ghazal
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Tum Aa Gaye Ho Noor Aa Gaya Hai
Singer: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Filmi, Ghazal
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Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shiqwa To Nahin
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Filmi, Ghazal
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Salaam Kijiye Aali Janab Aaye Hain
Singer: Mohammed Rafi, Amit Kumar, Bhupinder Singh
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Filmi, Sufi/Qawwali
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Music
 
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Genre: Rock, Filmi
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Trivia


 

    Album

  • Work on this film started when writer Kamleshwar approached Gulzar with a story and asked him if he would be interested to make a film based on it. Gulzar readily accepted his friend’s offer. Producer P. Mallikarjuna Rao had expressed interest in producing the film but when Kamleshwar narrated the story to him, he didn’t like it. At that point, writer Bhushan Banmali came up with a story idea inspired by Rajkumar Mitra's "Agamikaal" which in turn bore similarities with A.J. Cronin's "Judas Tree". Rao liked this idea and it was agreed that this story would be developed further. This new story then became the basis for “Mausam” (1975). It was also agreed that Gulzar would continue to develop Kamleshwar’s original story independently, which then became the basis of this film. Gulzar also suggested to Kamleshwar that he develop both these stories into novels. Thus, contrary to popular belief, Kamleshwar wrote his novel “Aagami Ateet” based on the script for “Mausam” (1975), and “Kaali Aandhi” based on this film’s script, and not the other way round. In fact, it was Gulzar who suggested the title “Aagami Ateet” to Kamleshwar.[1][MR39]
  • This was actress Suchitra Sen's return to Hindi films - almost a decade after "Mamta" (1966). It also happened to be her last ever Hindi film. Producer J. Om Prakash had initially planned to make a thriller written by Sachin Bhowmick with her and Sanjeev Kumar. He had asked Gulzar to direct this thriller. However, Gulzar wasn't impressed with Bhowmick's script. He said that it wouldn't be right to call Suchitra Sen to narrate the script of a regular potboiler. Bhowmick agreed with him and said that the script would have to be different for Sen to be interested in the film. Gulzar then pitched the idea for this film, which he had been working on for some time. J. Om Prakash liked the idea and gave Gulzar the go-ahead to develop it further. It was in this manner that Suchitra Sen came on board this film.[2][MR39]
  • The release of this film was riddled by political controversies. The Congress party and its supporters alleged that Suchitra Sen's character in the film was based on Indira Gandhi and that it showed their leader in poor light. Kamleshwar tried to deflect these criticisms by making up the excuse that their film's character was, in fact, inspired by Tarkeshwari Sinha, one of free India's first female politicians. The film was banned when Indira Gandhi imposed Emergency in the country, but the film had already run for more than twenty weeks by that time. The ban was eventually removed when Gulzar agree to add a scene in the film. In this scene, Suchitra Sen was shown with a portrait of Indira Gandhi and shown saying that Mrs. Gandhi was her role model. In 1977, when the Janta Party came to power, they aired this film on Doordarshan. Over the years, Gulzar maintained that Indira Gandhi was never the source of inspiration for the film's central character. However, he did use her as a frame of reference while directing Suchitra Sen.[MR39]
  • Gulzar dedicated the published screenplay of this film to R.D. Burman and Sanjeev Kumar.
  • Actress Vyjanthimala was offered the lead role in this film but turned it down since she was not comfortable playing a role that appeared very similar to a real-life person - Indira Gandhi.[3]
  • Raakh and Gulzar, who had gotten married in 1973, got separated in 1974, around the time this film was being made. There are various reports of differences arising between them when Raakhee accompanied Gulzar to Jammu & Kashmir where this film was being shot.
  • A line in this film said by Suchitra Sen's character to Sanjeev Kumar's - "Tumhare saath yeh kavita na hoti na, to tum bahut ordinary aadmi hote." - was adapted from a line Raakhee used to tease Gulzar with in real life.[MR40]

    Song

  • Title Music - This title track used a portion of the tune of another song in the film - "Is Mod Se Jaate Hain".
  • Title Music - This title music composed by R.D. Burman went on to be used for the opening credits of many other films, including films in which R.D. Burman was not the music director.
  • Is Mod Se Jaate Hain - This song featured Hariprasad Chaurasia on the flute, Zarine Daruwala on the sarod and Jairam Acharya on the sitar and the violin.
  • Is Mod Se Jaate Hain - This song was filmed in Pahalgam.
  • Tum Aa Gaye Ho Noor Aa Gaya Hai - This song was shot at the Pari Mahal gardens in Srinagar.
  • Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shiqwa To Nahin - R.D. Burman had used the tune of this song earlier for the Bengali non-film song "Jete Jete Pathe Holo Deri", which he himself had sung.[4]
  • Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shiqwa To Nahin - This song was filmed at the ruins of the Martand Sun Temple gardens near Anantnag.



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