Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kabhie Kabhie - A very sentimental movie

Kabhi Kabhie is a great movie, released in 1976, produced and Yash Chopra who has a number of romantic movies to his credit. Kabhi Kabhie is a part of that lore, with a mix of some great human emotions, superb romantic pairing, and of course, excellent music. The music was by Khayyam, with lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi (and the music got both Khayyam and Sahir Ludhianvi awards) with the music being counted as one of the great musical notes of film music. The movie starred Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee Gulzar, Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor. The movie also earned Yash Chopra a good amount of money, being a commercial success (and was the second such pairing of Yash Chopra with Amitabh and Shashi, Deewar being the first such movie).

Of course, Yash Chopra's movie also explores human relations that are on the edge of what society always used to accept in other movies, so he showcases widow re-marriage, relationships before marriage, and post marriage (watch Silsila for a perfect example of that). Kabhi Kabhie is the story of 2 different generations. The first generation is that of Amitabh Bachchan, and his relationship with Rakhee at college. However, their story cannot move ahead, and she married Shashi Kapoor in deference to the wishes of her parents. Amitabh also needs to move on, and he marries Waheeda Rehman, who is a widow and also has a child named Pinky (and Amitabh does not know about her past relationship). Pinky is adopted by another couple. Amitabh and Waheeda soon have a daughter called Sweetie.
The next generation is when the son of Rakhee and Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, falls in love with Pinky, again at college and they decide to get married. Pinky (Neetu Singh) discovers that she is adopted, and wants to get Waheeda to acknowledge the relationship, while Waheeda is fearful of the reaction of Amitabh. At the same time, Sweetie also loves Rishi, and Amitabh would be all for this daughter's happiness. When does the secret finally come out ?

Songs and lyrics from the movie Kabhie Kabhie:

Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein (link)

Main Har Ek Pal Ka Shayar Hoon (link)

Main pal do pal ka shayar hoon (link)

Mere Ghar Aayi Ek Nanhi Pari (link)

Pyar Kar Liya To Kya (link)

Tere Chehere Se Nazar Nahin (link)

Kabhi Kabhie, released in 1976, directed by Yash Chopra, and starring Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee Gulzar, Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor

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