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He went on to work with filmmakers like D Rama Naidu, BR Chopra, K Bapaiah, Narayana Rao Dasari, K Raghavendra Rao, Shakti Samanta, ...
Directed by Shakti Samanta in 1969, it foolishly fulfilled the romantic notions of a young girl, and a handsome man falling in love with a beautiful ...
Tom's tryst with cinema can be traced to Shakti Samanta's 1969 superhit Aradhana, starring Rajesh Khanna, which impressed him so much that he decided on a ...
She also starred with Shammi Kapoor in Shakti Samanta's China Town (1962). • She retired from cinema in 1963 after her marriage and moved ...
Besides her roles in Guru Dutt classics like Aar Paar and CID, Shakila also starred with Shammi Kapoor in Shakti Samanta's hit China Town.
For the Bengalis based in Mumbai, it is often a time they battle with pangs of home-sickness. But the city that never sleeps also vows to bring ...
This was followed by Shakti Samanta, Asha Parekh, Vijay Anand, Sharmila Tagore, Leela Samson, Pahlaj Nihalani and the most recent being ...
Movie: This song appeared in 1967 hit romantic drama Shakti films' An Evening in Paris directed and produced by Shakti Samanta. The movie starred late Shammi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, late David, late Rajinder Nath, late Pran, etc. Deepa (Sharmila ...
Kajal Aggarwal is back home in Mumbai for a two-day break before she rejoins her schedule for her upcoming Telugu film, Nene Raju, Nene Mantri.
What had happened was that just before coming to Kolkata, veteran director Shakti Samanta had visited the couple in Mumbai.
Tarachand Barjatya Saab cast me in Taqdeer and Shakti Samanta saab in Aradhana. There was the cameo of a pagli girl in Raj Kapoor saab's Bobby.
This melodious song was composed by RD Burman and directed by Shakti Samanta. Holi ke din dil khil jaate hain (Sholay) - Who can miss the movie Sholay?
Rajesh Khanna owed his superstar status to a large extent to Shakti Samanta and 'Kati Patang. The Holi moment was one of the high points of 'Kati Patang'.
We did some digging and found out that Rajesh Khanna was not the first choice for the character of Anand Babu, in this masterpiece by late veteran filmmaker Shakti Samanta. The director originally had actor Raaj Kumar in mind for the role. But, as soon ...
Shakti Samanta and Rajendra Kumar used to tell us stories of Actors and directors praising each other. There was no culture of taking appointments.
Hailing from a Bengali family, the actress, who made her Bollywood debut with Shakti Samanta's 1964 film, "Kashmir Ki Kali" found it difficult to speak the Hindi prevalent in the industry at the time, let alone the nuances of Urdu.
films like Amar (Mehboob Khan, 1954), Mr & Mrs '55 (Guru Dutt, 1955), Howrah Bridge (Shakti Samanta, 1958), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (Satyen Bose, 1958) and one of her most memorable performances, Kala Pani (Raj Khosla, 1958), remained eclipsed by ...
Directors like Manmohan Desai, Raj Khosla, Sippy, Shakti Samanta and Vijay Anand were not too concerned about being left out of the awards lists till someone got the bright idea of convincing the government that a category called the "best film with ...
... a closet-Bollywood film, the kind Bimal Roy , Hrishikesh Mukherjee or Shakti Samanta made in the past and none but Sanjay Leela Bhansali would even dare in today's day and age when gratuitous rage fills nearly every page of our cinematic experience.
The film was directed by Shakti Samanta and is based on a story Nishipadma by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. The film had Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore in the lead and was considered ahead of its time.
Kolkata: The new year is expected to usher in good news for Kolkata cine-goers, and it's all thanks to demonetisation. The iconic Minar and Bijoli theatres, which had downed shutters on July 1, along with Chhabighar, will reopen next year in their ...
Ninety three-year old Manu Ghosh, a resident of Vrindavan's Meerasahabhagini Ashram had often heard the title song of Shakti Samanta's `An Evening in Paris'. That she would get to live the words was something she had not expected. Widow at Paris. AP.
Salman Khan's step mother, versatile actress and dancer Helen rang in her 78th birthday recently, which of course was a reason for the Khans to celebrate.
He was directing a film Mamta Ki Chaon Mein based on his life story, it was essentially based around the relationship of a mother and son, it was his dream.
The examples include Shakti Samanta's Anyay Abichar (1985), starring Mithun Chakraborty, Utpal Dutt and Rozina and the blockbuster Ami Shudhu Cheyechi Tomay (2014), a remake of the Telugu film Arya.
The title song from Shakti Samanta's An Evening In Paris composed by Shankar-Jaikishan was chosen for the homage and acquired from Saregma-HMV for a huge amount of money.
The title song from Shakti Samanta's An Evening In Paris composed by Shankar-Jaikishan was chosen for the homage and acquired from Saregma-HMV for a huge amount of money.
Hindi cinema paid tribute to the City of Love as early as 1967. Shakti Samanta's An Evening in Paris can be credited with increasing Indian tourist arrivals in the French capital.
Shakti Samanta's China Town was an apt portrayal of the underworld in 1950s. For the last four and a half decades (from 1970s onwards) this hidden, invisible world of smuggling, dacoity, burglary, horror, bloodbath and terror associated with it have ...
Finances were less, manpower was meagre plus language barrier; kudos to Shakti Samanta for even attempting to make this. A love story with brilliant screenplay, fine acting, beautiful locations and appealing music made this film a big hit and the city ...
NFAI is also trying to acquire Dilip Roy's Bengali version starring Uttam Kumar, Soumitra Chatterjee, Supriya Devi and Sumitra Chatterjee.
Picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore for 'Aradhana' (1969), this song was an all-time favourite of producer-director Shakti Samanta. Joseph Jose is fast gaining the reputation of possessing the voice of Kishore Kumar and his effortless ...
"Since Mrinalda's (Mirnal Sen) Bhuban Shome, where I did a voice-over, I have worked with almost every Bengali director right up to now and I continue to work with them- from Hrishida, Shakti Samanta, Promod Chakraborty, Dulal Guha, Basuda (Basu ...
When heroes chased heroines through gardens and parks, director Shakti Samanta took another route to woo a girl. He made his heroine sit in a train to Darjeeling and his hero follow her in a car singing, "Mere Sapno Ki Rani Kab Aeyegi Tu" in Aradhana.
There's an interesting observation about the classic Hindi song 'Bar Bar Dekho', sung by Mohammed Rafi for Shakti Samanta's China Town (1962), that is often pointed out by seasoned screenwriter Kiran Kotrial at one of his uproarious Timepass Talkies ...
He removed the song voluntarily despite then-CBFC chief Shakti Samanta having no qualms, he says. "Because I didn't want a tamasha.
R K Nayyar's Inteqaam: a powerful revenge about a wronged woman(Sadhana) who avenges her wrongdoer by marrying his son . The film was a showcase for the actress made by her husband.
Raj Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor, B.R. Chopra and Ravi Chopra, H.S. Rawail and Rahul Rawail, Shakti Samanta and Ashim Samanta and Surinder Kapoor and Boney Kapoor were among the father-and-son teams with whom Bakshi struck equally fruitful ...
Kashmir Ki Kali marked the beginning of several collaborations with the renowned director, Shakti Samanta. Sharmila Ji subsequently appeared in films like An Evening in Paris, Aradhana, Amanush and Amar Prem (to name a few).
Director: Shakti Samanta. Cast: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Vinod Mehra, Abhi Bhattacharya, Bindu, Sujit Kumar, Om Prakash.
In an emotional climax, Pushpa is taken home by 'son' Nandu even as a tearful Anand bids adieu. He does not hate tears anymore.
Rajesh Khanna with Sujit Kumar, Uttam Kumar, Shakti Samanta and RD Burman in a file photo. (Photos: HT Archives; Harper Collins).
In an interview filmmaker Shakti Samanta said, "In KATI PATANG I had a scene where the film's vamp (Bindu) while performing a cabaret in a hotel exposes the heroine's (Asha Parekh) 'real' name.
Producers, directors, Actors, singers and musicians came to him for deliberations over their projects. RD didn't feel he could serve simple dishes like dhokla to guests like Nasir Hussain, Shakti Samanta, Mehmood and Rajesh Khanna etc. Hard drinks too ...
While this week moviegoers' attention is riveted to the stunning Udta Punjab and the heart-warming Dhanak a short film from Google entitled The hero: A Bollywood Story which weaves a deeply emotional journey of a father and son into the former's past.
Sangam's popularity made international shots popular, and Shakti Samanta's 1967 film, An Evening In Paris, the first Bollywood movie to be filmed entirely abroad, quickly followed.
Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Asit Sen, Vijay Anand, Amiya Chakravorty, P.L. Santoshi, Shakti Samanta, Shanker Mukerji, A. Subba Rao and a debut-making Manmohan Desai were among her directors.
Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Asit Sen, Vijay Anand, Amiya Chakravorty, P.L. Santoshi, Shakti Samanta, Shanker Mukerji, A. Subba Rao and a debut-making Manmohan Desai were among her directors.




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