Introduction to my filmy blog through my favourite movie and actor
The movie ‘Aradhana’ charmed a lot of movie buffs, particularly ladies and Rajesh Khanna turned a youth icon once the movie got released. Hits one after another, with the beginning of era of 1970s, he introduced the term, ‘Superstar’ to Indian cinema for the first time. Since then Indian Cinema has witnessed many superstars. Yet no other actor has been able to attain the same status enjoyed by Rajesh Khanna. Through ‘Aradhana’ magic he created a niche of his own. Read some interesting facts about the movie, which I listed on the occasion of its golden jubilee year.
No doubt, no other movie could leave an impression on me like Aradhana even after 20 years since I watched the movie in 1994. Though I watched the movie around 25 years after release, and had a generation gap, such factors couldn’t influence my attraction to this movie, its script and wonderful songs, which still remains my favourite. As this movie and its crew are so special to my heart, I would like to begin my new Bollywood blog with my favourite Bollywood film – Aradhana.
I need to add, I had a sleepless night when my dearest star passed away in July 2012 after batting against cancer for a long time. It seems his iconic character in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s classic – Anand crept into his real life as well. A strange and unpleasant co-incidence!
Read a few more topics on Rajesh Khanna, the charismatic hero and the first super star of Indian cinema. Here is the page link. Click on the images to read.