Arth

Arth

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 1982
Music Director: Jagjit Singh, Chitra Singh
Lyricist: Rajinder Nath Rehbar, Kaifi Azmi, Iftikhar Imam Siddiqui
Label: H.M.V.
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Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Mahesh Bhatt. PRODUCER: Kuljit Pal. STORY: Mahesh Bhatt. SCREENPLAY: Mahesh Bhatt, More...
 



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Tere Khushboo Mein Base Khat
Singer: Jagjit Singh
Music Director: Jagjit Singh, Chitra Singh
Lyricist: Rajinder Nath Rehbar
Genre: Sugam, Ghazal
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Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahe Ho
Singer: Jagjit Singh
Music Director: Jagjit Singh, Chitra Singh
Lyricist: Kaifi Azmi
Genre: Ghazal
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Tu Nahin To Zindagi Mein Aur Kya
Singer: Chitra Singh
Music Director: Jagjit Singh, Chitra Singh
Lyricist: Iftikhar Imam Siddiqui
Genre: Sugam, Ghazal
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Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar
Singer: Jagjit Singh
Music Director: Jagjit Singh, Chitra Singh
Lyricist: Kaifi Azmi
Genre: Ghazal
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Koi Yeh Kaise Bataye
Singer: Jagjit Singh
Music Director: Jagjit Singh, Chitra Singh
Lyricist: Kaifi Azmi
Genre: Ghazal
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Trivia


 

    Album

  • After a series of flops, Mahesh Bhatt got his big break with the success of this film.
  • This was the first film that was based on director Mahesh Bhatt's real-life love affair with actress Parveen Babi. This subject was also dealt in the films "Phir Teri Kahaani Yaad Aayee" (1993) and "Woh Lamhe" (2006).[1][2][3]
  • Mahesh Bhatt found a producer for this film completely by accident. Bhatt met Kuljit Pal when the producer was visiting his father Nanabhai Bhatt to ask him to make a film for him. Mahesh Bhatt offered to make Pal a different kind of film - Nanabhai Bhatt was known for mythological films - if he financed him instead. Pal returned the very next day to give Mahesh Bhatt the money to make this film.[4]
  • The film's opening credits and its publicity material attributed the film's music to Jagjit and Chitra Singh. However, the film's audio release credited only Jagjit Singh.
  • Director Balu Mahendra adapted this film in Tamil as "Marupadiyum" (1993). According to him the film's story was "dangerously close" to his own life.[5]
  • This film inspired the Pakistani film "Arth - The Destination" (2017) directed by and starring Shaan Shahid.[6]
  • Mahesh Bhatt had been blamed for exploiting his relationship with Parveen Babi for this film. There were allegations that the film contributed to the deterioration of her mental health. Mahesh Bhatt had refuted these charges and had said that he had tried to depict his relationship with Babi with respect and that the actress had suffered her first mental breakdown long before the making of this film.[7]
  • Mahesh Bhatt had a hard time finding distributors for this film. The film's topic was considered too bold and unusual for Indian audiences. Bhatt had approached Hrishikesh Mukherjee around that time since he had missed the date to apply for the National Film Awards and Mukherjee was the chairman of the awards' jury that year. Mukherjee promised him that the film would get a viewing and be considered for the award if it was deserving. On finding out that Bhatt was struggling to find distributors for the film, he remarked that the film must be really good if it was not finding any takers. Despite the delayed submission, Shabana Azmi went on to win the National Film Award for Best Actress for this film. The award resulted in an increased interest in the film and the Barjatyas bought its distribution rights soon after the results were announced. This film also paved the path for the Barjatyas' Rajshri Productions producing Mahesh Bhatt's next film "Saaransh" (1984).[8][9]
  • Shabana Azmi's National Film Award for this fuelled the rivalry between her and Smita Patil. In fact, Smita Patil was unhappy with Mahesh Bhatt for portraying her in a secondary role and avoided the director for a few weeks after the award was announced. Bhatt eventually met and reconciled with her.[10]

    Song

  • Tere Khushboo Mein Base Khat - This song was part of the film's audio release but was not included in the film itself.
  • Tu Nahin To Zindagi Mein Aur Kya - This song was part of the film's audio release but was not included in the film itself.
  • Koi Yeh Kaise Bataye - The prominent guitar in this Jagjit Singh song was a 12-string guitar played by Honey Satamkar.[MR10]



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