Aradhana

Aradhana

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 1969
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Label: H.M.V.
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Album Credits: ASSOCIATE MUSIC DIRECTOR: Rahul Dev Burman. MUSIC ASSISTANTS: Manohari Singh, Basudev Chakraborty. SONGS RECORDED BY: Kaushik, More...
 
Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Shakti Samanta. PRODUCER: Shakti Samanta. STORY: Sachin Bhowmick. SCREENPLAY: Sachin Bhowmick. DIALOGUE: Ramesh Pant. ACTOR: Sharmila Tagore, More...
 



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Roop Tera Mastana Pyar Mera Deewana
Singer: Kishore Kumar
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi, Jazz, Latin
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Gunguna Rahe Hain Bhanware Khil Rahi Hain Kali Kali
Singer: Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi
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Mere Sapnon Ki Rani Kab Aayegi Tu
Singer: Kishore Kumar
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi, Pop
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Baghon Mein Bahaar Hai
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi, Sugam
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Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi, Sugam, Assamese Folk
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Chanda Hai Tu Mera Suraj Hai Tu
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi
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Saphal Hogi Teri Aradhana (Kaahe Ko Roye)
Singer: S.D. Burman
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Bengali Folk
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Trivia


 

    Album

  • The film's plot was inspired by the Hollywood romantic drama "To Each His Own" (1946). It was originally titled "Subah Pyar Ki" based on a phrase from a song in producer, director Shakti Samanta's previous film, "Raat Ke Humsafar" ("An Evening In Paris", 1967).[1][MR10]
  • The film was a blockbuster hit and catapulted Rajesh Khanna to superstardom. Its success spawned remakes in other languages. The film was remade in Tamil as "Sivagamiyin Selvan" (1974) and in Telugu as "Kannavaari Kalalu" (1974).
  • This was the first of several films Rajesh Khanna did with filmmaker Shakti Samanta. It was also the first time he was paired with Sharmila Tagore. After the success of this film, Samanta had wanted to repeat Khanna and Tagore in "Kati Patang" (1970). However, Tagore turned it down since she was pregnant at the time. Asha Parekh was Samanta's second choice for the role.[2][3]
  • Due to S.D. Burman's prolonged sickness during the making of this film's music, his son R.D. Burman stepped in and played a significant role in it. He was credited as Associate Music Director. The junior Burman helped revive Kishore Kumar's sagging singing career by picking him to sing some songs in the film despite his father's misgivings.[MR3]
  • This blockbuster hit almost didn't get made. According to Ashim Samanta, filmmaker Shakti Samanta's son, his father wanted to shelve the film when he found out that its climax was very similar to the climax of another film written by Sachin Bhowmick, "Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati" (1969). He revived plans to make the film after a chance meeting with writer Gulshan Nanda. In a bid to cheer up the dejected filmmaker, Nanda offered two ideas. The first idea was for another film, "Kati Patang" (1970). The second was to have Rajesh Khanna play the roles of both the father and the son - Rajesh Khanna played only the father's role in the original script. Samanta loved the idea and reworked the second half of this film in a matter of a few hours. According to Ashim Samanta, "Two of his finest films were created in that evening, within a gap of few hours".[4][5][6]

    Song

  • Roop Tera Mastana Pyar Mera Deewana - The song featured Kersi Lord on the accordion, Homi Mullan on the duggi, and Manohari Singh on the saxophone.[7]
  • Roop Tera Mastana Pyar Mera Deewana - This was perhaps the first instance of a Hindi film song shot in a single take. According to actress Sharmila Tagore, this was not the result of a creative decision but simply "a matter of convenience". Director Shakti Samanta decided to shoot the song in one take due to a paucity of time - Rajesh Khanna had to go somewhere and his availability was limited. The cast and crew rehearsed the songs a few times before the final take was shot.[8][MR12]
  • Mere Sapnon Ki Rani Kab Aayegi Tu - The tune of the first line of this song may have been inspired by the number one song on the pop charts of 1958 - the instrumental track "Tequila" performed by The Champs. Two other Hindi film songs have been inspired by this tune - "Ae Baba Lu Baba" ("Jhumroo", 1961) and "Aa Pappiyan Jhappiyan Paa Len Hum" ("Haqeeqat", 1995).[9][10][11]
  • Mere Sapnon Ki Rani Kab Aayegi Tu - The opening scene in Shakti Samanta and Rajesh Khanna's next film together, "Kati Patang" (1969), featured a baaraat playing the tune of this superhit song.[12]
  • Mere Sapnon Ki Rani Kab Aayegi Tu - Sharmila Tagore was not available when this famous song featuring the Darjeeling Toy Train was shot. The Darjeeling portions of the song were shot with Rajesh Khanna alone. The shots of Sharmila Tagore in the song were filmed in a studio set in Mumbai.[MR37]
  • Saphal Hogi Teri Aradhana (Kaahe Ko Roye) - The film was originally titled "Subah Pyar Ki". Its revised title was based on this song.[MR13]



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