Arzoo (1965 film)
Arzoo (translation: Wish) is a Bollywood films of 1965 Bollywood film directed by Ramanand Sagar. It stars Sadhana, Rajendra Kumar and Feroz Khan in the lead roles. It was a success at the box office. Arzoo is the story of a love that triumphed over life and fate. The theme of "hating the disabled" was also tried in Rajshri films' Ek Baar Kaho, starring Navin Nischol and Shabana Azmi, but it did not work.
|Directed by||Ramanand Sagar|
|Produced by||Ramanand Sagar|
|Music by||Shankar Jaikishan|
|Distributed by||Sagar Art Cooperation|
|15 January, 1965|
Gopal (Rajendra Kumar) is a skiing champion. He meets Usha (Sadhana) on his holidays at Jammu and Kashmir with the fake name Sarju. Then they both fall in love. One day, Usha tells Gopal that she does not like the disabled. According to her instead of living a life of disabled, it is better to die. After spending his holidays in Kashmir and promising Usha that he will marry her, he heads back to Delhi, where his parents and a sister, Sarla, live. Along the way, he loses his a leg in a car accident. Gopal becomes worried. Since he remembers the words of Usha, he tries to avoid her to go away from her life. He thinks Usha will not accept him as he is now disabled. Then he goes back to Delhi and he does not tell anything about Usha. In the meantime, Usha tries a lot to find him, but after having no sign of him, she begins to think that Gopal is in some trouble and hence unable to contact her.
Gopal's best friend, Ramesh (Feroz Khan), unknowing about his friend's love story, wants to marry Usha. After saying "no" several times, at Usha's father accepts on her behalf and Usha dutifully agrees to the marriage as well. But on the day of her wedding, one miracle happens in the form of Kashmir Houseboat owner Mamdhu (Mehmood) and initially Ramesh and then Usha finds out that Gopal and Sarju are not two persons, but one. Then this situation forms the climax of the movie.
|Gopal / Sarju||Rajendra Kumar|
|Mamdhu Mumtazali||Mehmood Ali|
|Diwan Kishan Kishore||Nazir Hussain|
|Gopal's Mom||Achala Sachdev|
|Ramesh's Dad||Brahm Bhardwaj|
|Major Kapoor||Hari Shivdasani|
|Ramesh's Servant||Jankidas Mehra|
|1||"Jab Ishq Kahin Ho Jata Hai"||Mubarak Begum, Asha Bhosle|
|2||"Aji Rooth Kar Ab Kahan Jaiyega"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|3||"Ae Phoolon Ki Rani"||Mohammed Rafi|
|4||"Bedardi Balma Tujhko"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|5||"Ae Nargise Mastana"||Mohammed Rafi|
|6||"Aji Humse Bachkar Kahan Jaiye Ga"||Mohammed Rafi|
|7||"Chhalke Teri Ankhon Se"||Mohammed Rafi|
- Rajendra Kumar for Best Actor
- Ramanand Sagar for Best Director
- Ramanand Sagar for Best Story
- Hasrat Jaipuri for Best Lyricist for the song "Aji Rooth Kar Ab Kahan Jaiyega".
This movie has a similar theme as the French film Cyrano de Bergerac (play)