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Aradhana (1969)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 27 September 1969 (India)
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Arun meets Vandana during a vacation and very soon they secretly get married.Arun is a air force pilot an dies in a crash leaving pregnant Vandana heartbroken.As her marriage was never ... See full summary »

Director:

Shakti Samanta

Writers:

Sachin Bhowmick (story & screenplay), Ramesh Pant (dialogue)
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5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajesh Khanna ... Arun / Suraj Prasad Saxena
Sharmila Tagore ... Vandhana Tripathi
Sujit Kumar ... Madan Verma
Farida Jalal ... Renu
Anita Dutt Anita Dutt ... Mrs. Prasad Saxena (Woman in the silhouette)
Madan Puri ... Prison Warden
Ashok Kumar ... Air Commodore Ganguly
Abhi Bhattacharya ... Ram Prasad Saxena (Man in the silhouette)
Asit Kumar Sen ... Sitaram (as Asit Sen)
Manmohan Manmohan ... Shyam
Pahadi Sanyal Pahadi Sanyal ... Gopal Tripathi (as Pahari Sanyal)
Master Puran Master Puran
Master Shahid Master Shahid
Dulari ... Lady Doctor
Sadhana Patel Sadhana Patel
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Arun meets Vandana during a vacation and very soon they secretly get married.Arun is a air force pilot an dies in a crash leaving pregnant Vandana heartbroken.As her marriage was never formalized she decides not to accept the kid her father to dies in between this.Vandana gives birth to her son who gets adopted by a childless couple and she decides to take care of him as her nanny.The child is name Suraj things are well until Shyam starts to eye her an done day while trying to molest her Suraj stabs him .But Vandana takes the blame on her spending rest of her life in jail.Years later she is to be freed from jail and the jailer takes her to his house to take care of her daughter Renu.Renu starts bonding well with Vandana and introduces her to her lover whose none other then Suraj.At the very firs moment Vandana realizes that he is her son whose exact replica of his father Arun.But decides no to break the truth as Suraj might be embarrassed. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Roop Tera Mastana had a different tune composed in style of Indian Flock by SD Burman.The composition wasn't looking good and Kishore Kumar requested SD Burman that he sung it in some other way which turned out to be a all time hit. See more »

Goofs

In the opening song sequence , Sharmila Tagore is seen reading a book while seated in the train. The book's name is When Eight Bells toll, a thriller novel written by Alistair Maclean published in the year 1966. The film was released in 1969, so it is clear that the flashback was shown in a time which was actually a "flash-forward", which is impossible.She should have been shown reading The Heart of the Matter (1948), a novel by the English author Graham Greene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Porinju Mariyam Jose (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Saphal Hogi Teri Aradhana, Kahe Ko Roye
(uncredited)
Sung by Sachin Dev Burman
Music composed by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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I now understand why this movie is a classic
9 January 2006 | by neetivgargSee all my reviews

Fantastic music and a dashing leading man aside, the main reason why Aradhana works is perhaps because of the wonderful story line and direction. Though this movie is more often remembered for shooting Rajesh Khanna into the big league, its Sharmila Tagore's subdued portrayal of Vandana Tripathi that stays with you. She richly deserved her Filmfare award for Best actress for this role. Farida Jalal and Madan Puri too chip in with good supporting performances. But of course the real winner here is the music, chart busters all of them. Must watch to know what Bollywood was once capable of yielding before inanities set in.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

27 September 1969 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A Life of Devotion See more »

Filming Locations:

Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

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Color (Eastman Color)
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